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NATS interview process

Old 24th Apr 2013, 22:20
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All still done down Swanwick.
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 06:27
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Start dates

Is anyone who has passed stage 3 not starting in May and waiting for the next course?
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 11:07
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Stage 1 - Assessment dates

Hello all. I'm looking for a little piece of information regarding the assessment dates for stage 1.

I received an email on 05/03/2013 inviting me to the assessment. At the time, there were time slots available but I am just finishing my degree so wanted to focus on one thing first. It has been almost 2 months since my initial email.

On checking the email regularly for available dates, so far there hasn't been any available. Is it normal for this delay in available time slots and is it likely that more dates will be added soon or is it likely to be over 6 months?

The message on my email reads the following: "There are no available time slots remaining for this interview. Please contact the hiring manager listed above to schedule an interview time."

Thanks.
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 11:50
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That tends to happen when you delay picking a date. Contact HR and tell them you have no dates showing, they'll email you another link with more time slots.
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 13:47
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Hi all, i passed stage 0 (the numerial/verbal/error checkingg online tests) the other week, and have been sent an email to complete the Diagrammatical & Spatial Reasoning tests.
On the practice PDF's they sent me for the Spatial Reasoning, it's just the tilted shapes that i need to identify the odd one out...is this what will be on the actual online test? for some reason i thought it was the cubes?
Thanks
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 18:19
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They've changed the application process as of the end of March/beginning of April so nobody has been through the process in it's new form. I'd go with whatever the emails tell you.
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Old 29th Apr 2013, 01:17
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Same here!

Hi Flybot,

I've just completed Stage 1 last night, The Spatial Reasoning Aptitude was easier than I thought, although it may be due to the fact that I had already gone through similar tests when I first apply for the Navy.

Find the odd one out as you said, stay focused and you should be just fine.

As for the Diagrammatic Reasoning one it was pretty easy at the start and was able to progress through it without the need of scrap paper but around the 6th round it eventually got harder so I'm not sure how well I did. (I should have used paper and pencil but did everything mentally ).

INPUT, PROCESS, OUTPUT, you wil have to either guess which process was used from the INPUT to the OUTPUT, what was the original INPUT to get the OUTPUT through to the process and so on...
In the latest "rounds" there may be more than 2 processes involved.
Take notes

Wish you the best luck!
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Old 1st May 2013, 14:30
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VISA ISSUES

Hey everyone, is there anyone that can give some help on the visa? Any information at all? Which one to go for, how to approach it? Any information will be much appreciated! PM me if you can help! Thanks everyone!
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Old 1st May 2013, 15:04
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It all depends on your nationality really. If you are in Dubai then the only place you can go and get any ligitimate answers is the British Embassy.
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Old 1st May 2013, 15:06
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Yes, I live in Dubai and do have residency there. However, I am South African. The problem I have is, how am I supposed to get a visa without a job sponsoring me? Thanks so much for your reply!
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Old 1st May 2013, 17:03
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I am by no means an authority but as far as I know NATS will not sponsor anyone for a visa. There are more than enough people in the UK and EU that are already eligible to work in the UK so there are more than enough applicants. If you are eligible to live and work in the UK already then NATS will accept your application. Sorry I cant say anything more positive for you.

As I said I am not an authority so someone else may know a way round things.
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Old 2nd May 2013, 01:11
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Hi, does anyone know when the next course (after the one in May) will start for the current batch of applicants?
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Old 2nd May 2013, 16:17
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Bigmac,

The date for the next course has not been decided yet by NATS. I think they still have places on the May course so they will fill them first and then allocate the next course based on the state of the training system further down the line.

I am waiting for that date as I cannot make the May course.

Jof
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Old 4th May 2013, 22:35
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Thanks Jof - and let's hope it's not too far away!
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Old 8th May 2013, 10:08
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Bit annoyed...

After applying in March, I started my application and was accepted.

I then passed the online test and was invited to an assessment day. I emailed HR for some assessment dates so I could book myself in.

I was then told that due to the new application process, I would need to start the whole application again. This means I might not even get through the very first stage where you send your CV etc.

Understandably the new process is going online etc but for those who had already started the process (Such as me) it is very annoying and will be very unfair if I don't get selected this time!!
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Old 8th May 2013, 18:46
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If you managed to get through the first online test from the previous application process, you should be able to nail this one fairly easily. Besides, they don't even ask for a CV

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Old 10th May 2013, 18:07
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Gosh. Recently done the Stage 0 - Online Test. Verbal was okay, error checking was sweet as honey but I got destroyed at the mathematical aspect. It honestly wasn't hard but with the time limit you'd be hard pressed to get even your ABCs right. From what I've gathered I need to wait a week for a reply.

Did anyone else struggle with this stage thinking they didn't do so well only to pass?

Edit: Did you guys dress smart/casual or go in a full on suit for the interview?

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Old 15th May 2013, 12:23
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Famzy - You were right. I was accepted straight away once I reapplied.

I have just completed the Stage 0 part of the application. As 'FlyingBlindUK' said, I found it really tough.

Verbal comprehension - Wasn't too bad but I did panic towards the end as the time was counting down.

Numerical comprehension - Probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life! Even if the time limit was extended, the questions are designed in such a confusing way only people who are really sharp with their numbers would probably do well on this section. I guessed pretty much every question.

Error checking - I completed 5 out of 8 questions and then the time limit ran out. The ones I answered I am certain were correct though I'm not sure if 5/8 is enough.

I am pretty confident in saying that I have failed. I didn't know how hard the numerical part would be. I revised using internet examples, did loads of practice questions and even had a strong coffee beforehand but it was still really difficult. If you are yet to do it, I would sharpen up on knowing your percentages and how to find information within a bar chart, then working out figures like 18% of 2800 all within a few seconds.

Ahhh well - It just means I can apply for ramp agent jobs until I re-apply at a later date! Good luck to everyone, you'll need it
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Old 15th May 2013, 16:55
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Don't be too hard on yourself BOLT. Unless they tell you you've failed you keep refreshing that damn inbox! It's been a week now and I have yet to see a reply. I hope this is a good thing, haha. Good luck to you too BOLT.
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Old 16th May 2013, 09:08
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My experience for what it is worth is that I found the stage 0 tests relatively easy. The stage 1 tests were more difficult and I did some work for these using online resources. Thankfully passed and now on an assessment day. Best of luck to those of you who are applying also.
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