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NATS interview process

Old 6th Aug 2013, 07:36
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No but if you find out how they do it please let me know

Jokes aside,


You sign up to be an ATCO, you can make a personal preference known to the relevant people (just as with postings), but you've signed up to do whatever you're assigned to do. If you're not ready to commit to that then there are a lot of other people who are.

It's very harsh, but that's the way it works. I got what I wanted to do, some on my course did not. Down both routes though is a very good job if you make it through so I wouldn't worry too much about it.


Also the preferences vary, in my experience most people aren't that bothered. On some courses most want Aerodrome, on some most want Area, so it varies.

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Old 6th Aug 2013, 08:58
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What did you get CV?
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Old 6th Aug 2013, 09:24
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ADI and now APS.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 11:57
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Panic over for me. Passed the Stage 0, even though I was so pessimistic about it. Will make sure I am well prepared for the next one.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 13:20
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Let us know how you do, I am currently waiting for Stage 1 results.
For spatial I think you can't prepare, but try to find fastest method for diagrammatical. I was solving those in my mind, a friend was faster with drawing. I suppose you could also check all possible answers one by one, but that would probably be the slowest way.
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Old 7th Aug 2013, 15:47
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TC then CV or a smaller airport? What's your preference?
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 11:26
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Stage 2 Assessment Days

Having passed the Stage 1 tests in mid-July, I am eagerly awaiting news of the Assessment Days scheduled for September. As I'm going on holiday for the last 2 weeks of August, I could really do with finding out, before I go, when they are and also when I might receive the info I need to learn.

Anyone have any ideas/insider info that it wouldn't be illegal/immoral to disclose?

Many thanks
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 19:44
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EGLC,

thank you for the advice. I learned from the first test that speed might be my problem, so I got several books from the library today, with all sorts of aptitude tests as a warm up I might be silly for doing that all, but I don't want to have any regrets. This is a great chance so pull out all the stops, me thinks.

Good luck to you and let us know about your results! Hope we soon find ourselves talking about stage 2
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Old 10th Aug 2013, 01:56
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Does anybody know how many days/weeks we get to complete the stage 1 spatial and diagrammatic reasoning tests from the day you receive the email? I cant find any info from the emails NATS sent. Would be nice to know how much time I have to prepare before I take them. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 14th Aug 2013, 02:18
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I don't know what time you have to submit your tests, but I think you don't need days or weeks to prepare anyway. Not much you can do really. All you can do is warm up a little bit and get your concentration back if your mind was elsewhere or dormant for too long
I spent two days doing different tests, but it didn't help me get any faster, which is what I needed. All tests I did online as preparation, came as 80 to 90 % correct, even the hardest ones. But if I get these two 75% correct (out of all questions in the test) I'll be lucky. There were 3 or 4 diagramming testlets I finished comfortably before the time expired, but with others, I struggled and made couple of guesses too. Did a bit better with spatial though.
Not too optimistic, but I might squeeze in, just.

EGLC, did you get your results?
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 09:42
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Yes I have, I made it through . In the email I received however it said that there are no dates until September and NOT TO annoy them with questions.
So, waiting for another email...
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 12:11
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Well done, congratulations!

Do you have any idea how many questions you did? Just trying to establish if I got any chance, been a pain here.
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 13:00
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Just speculating of course, but I think I got 70-80% right in diag and 90-99% in spat. Some of the questions I guessed if time was running out.
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 13:22
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Yup, as I thought I might just squeeze in. I probably had 70 - 75 % in diagramming and 75 - 80 % in spatial.
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Old 15th Aug 2013, 12:46
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I failed stage 1
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Old 15th Aug 2013, 21:35
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Hi Everyone :)
I have just found this site! It's brill and really helpful.
I have had an email today saying I have passed stage one and am just waiting for an email about an assessment day in September ...I am nervous now :) but also very excited :)
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Old 20th Aug 2013, 09:29
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Cool

Is anyone else waiting for assessment date in sept? Good luck everyone who doesn't know yet
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 14:25
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Waiting for results

Hi, I recently have just done my stage 0 test (along way to go) but I am waiting to see if I have passed. Any ideas of how long the turn around is from online testing to progress on the next test? I phoned up but it is now automated, "leave your message and we will get back to you in 24 hours"
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 18:17
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Is stage 0 and 1 done online i.e. at home or do you have to go some place?
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 20:41
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The first couple of stages are now done online.
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