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NATS interview process

Old 20th Mar 2013, 08:20
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that's odd, as your profile says you're 28. Which, incidentally, so am I.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:21
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Please anyone one booked for stage 1 on the 11th of April? Cheers.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 09:22
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Anyone who did the 1st stage on 19th March knows anything yet?

Hi guys,

I am here to catch up with anyone who was at Swanwick on 19th March, 13.30 group. Any of you got any news?
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 09:33
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so then, all change....

I wonder what the new recruitment process will be like?

Can't help but wonder whether cheating will be rife with Stage 1 tests being online. My ATC test took me 6 minutes out of the 18 so if I'd had to cross check every answer with the info booklet, there still would have been plenty of time left.

Still - can't really cheat on the cubes and diagramming, and to be honest, anyone with half a brain can pass the ATC test anyway
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 16:32
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lol tell me about it im checking literally every hour and yes i know its 15 days but that is only one more day than 2 weeks and its within 15 working days 3 weeks would be 21 working days there for if you wish to be that pedantic its still realistically closer to 2 weeks ....
so markybates what time were you there on the wednesday you may have been in my sitting, and i only know one person as I say that was in an earlier group but still on the same day so who knows ill just keep doing my hourly check lol and let me know when you find out good luck to you and anyone else awaiting results/taking tests xx
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 19:51
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I'm finding it hard to make sense of your post... Are you saying 3 weeks is 21 working days???
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 20:14
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@charleymchaella

one week has 5 working day in (Monday - Friday) - therefore 15 working days will be three weeks, not two plus one day. two weeks it's 10 working days.

give them time as there's nothing else you can do now apart from waiting, the results will come, sooner, or later...
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 23:16
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he obviously meant: 15 working days is 3 weeks.
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Old 23rd Mar 2013, 18:13
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it's quite clear that's not what she meant....


Best of luck to all of you with the application process...
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 20:48
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the reason i said it was in my email it says you will be told in 15 days its only since going on here and NATs webste to double check that i have since seen its 15 working days therefore were both right we were just thinking and meaning it in different terms x
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 10:21
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Hi,
I've got a question I couldn't find answered in the FAQ section on NATS. Do they pay your travel costs or are there any other things like costs for the selection tests you have to pay?
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 10:52
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Hi all

Has anyone who did Stage 2 last week (18th - 21st March) got the good news that they passed yet?

ps. This thread has proved extremely useful during the application process. A big thank you to everyone for being so helpful and if anyone is thinking of applying, make sure you read the last 30-50 pages of this thread.
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 12:07
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You have to pay for your travel expenses for the first part of the selection process.

They used to cover costs over 100 (i.e you pay the first 100) for Stage 3 interviews but I dont know if this is still the case
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 13:33
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Throughout the whole process, the only thing NATS pay for is the basic medical. All travel costs, and any additional medical tests, are paid for by the applicant.
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 15:43
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Not quite true. They pay expenses for Stage 3 for costs over 50
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 15:56
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They used to. Not any more. That was true as of Dec 2012 when I was invited to stage 3
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Old 26th Mar 2013, 22:08
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I really can't wait much longer for my stage 3 results. Myself and one other guy were the only ones to pass the interview. However, I am certain I messed up on the last scenario on the last test of the very last stage of the whole process. Not a good time to be me!
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 09:04
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@aawallace

I passed the interview yesterday and waiting for the outcome of scenarios too!
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 09:36
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Good luck to you both!

Got my stage 3 booked in for 10th April!
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Old 27th Mar 2013, 14:14
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@HiddenHammer

I had my stage 2 tests on the 20th and have heard that I passed.

@Sametoyou

I have also booked in for the 10th April. Nice to see I am not the only one traveling down from Scotland.
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