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NATS interview process

Old 7th Jan 2014, 18:15
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Gliwice, PL
Age: 27
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Hello everyone
Yesterday I've done my Stage 1 assessment and today I've received an email with invitation to attend the stage 2 Computer Tests.
In fact, I won't attend this stage because I've already passed FEAST and DART last year, so hopely see you soon in stage 3!
Like the preeceding speaker I hope other people already has got an assessment date
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 21:37
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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Thumbs up

Ecstatic that I just got my invite to the stage 2 test. For everyone still in limbo, best of luck and I hope you get your invites soon
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 22:52
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mangoPL

Have they confirmed that you definitely won't need to attend Stage 2? Have they not moved the motivation paper to this stage of the process? You may have done FEAST and DART but I think there are other parts now in Stage 2 that aren't covered by these tests.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 23:41
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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@mango - You are going to see stage 2 again for the paper test, but you will skip Dart I guess.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 23:48
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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I booked myself in for stage two 31st January , hotel booked for night before anyone else on jan 31st?
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 00:49
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@Kimmikins and Dottiehottie - in received mail there was written: "we can request access to your test results from PANSA and then re-mark them against the NATS score criteria".

I suppose it means that if my results are good enough I will skip stage 2 and attend stage 3.
Of course I'm not 100% sure, but I'll find it out soon
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 02:42
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Join Date: Jun 2008
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I think I'll be booking in for the 31st as well, and getting a room in a Premier Inn nearby it's a 4 hour drive from the North-West for me! Looking through the document they gave us, feels like I'm back in my degree trying to cram everything.
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 11:37
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Seems popular, I booked for the 31st too! Haven't decided where to stay yet, or train or drive...its 3.5 hours
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 12:00
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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I am going from Morecambe and booked into the 30th night at the premiere inn too!!!! Will be swatting up all night for the 31st !!!
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 16:38
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@mangoPL - I went through over a year ago, and they've changed the process since then, so I don't know where they've put the Motivation Paper now (it used to be Stage 1). That others are saying they have material to revise does seem to indicate that it's now in Stage 2, so I wouldn't be surprised if they come back to you to say that you won't have to do the FEAST and DART aspects, but you may have to attend Stage 2 for the motivation paper.
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Old 8th Jan 2014, 17:08
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@Kimmikins - I see your point. In received e-mail there is also information that "As you have completed your assessment in September/October 2013, it would not be possible to attend a NATS Stage 2 assessment centre at this time.".
But then there is "
In order to progress your application further, if you complete the attached consent forms, we can request access to your test results from PANSA and then re-mark them against the NATS score criteria.".

I am not sure what does it mean, but I suppose if they request access to my test results - it's possible for me to go ahead. But we'll simply see what's going to happen about that

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Old 9th Jan 2014, 11:57
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@mango . That is 100% correct. FEAST and DART results are saved only on EUROCONTROL servers and in order for NATS to access them, you need to sign a disclosure form; but remember, success standards are specific for each ANSP. So pray that Poland has the same standards as NATS, or that your results are within NATS standards.

@edit mistype

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Old 9th Jan 2014, 12:05
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Yeah, I know it all
In fact, I don't really attach importance to this recruitment process, I just thought 'why not?' and apllied. I was simply surprised that the day after passing stage 1 I received e-mail with congratulations etc

Good luck to everyone who's going to take feast and dart in January.
It's really tough to pass them both, but with a cool head it could be done
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 19:45
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: portugal
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Hey guys,

I just confirmed myself in for stage two 7th Feb. Someone else is going in this day??
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 21:02
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Join Date: Jul 2013
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I'm going on 23/1/2014. I booked it 2 days ago but for some reason I was unable to choose a later date...

Anyway, good luck to everyone else who's going.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 21:30
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Glasgow
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Hi All,

To anyone who's recently applied online.

I'm just filling in the application form but it's not exactly the most user friendly application I've ever completed.

In the Work Experience section I'm not clear on whether they're wanting a comprehensive list of all my previous jobs or just my most relevant experience.

Will they ask for a copy of my CV later on which has my employment history on it?

Does anyone have any advice on what they did?
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 21:54
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Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Harrogate
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Stage 2 14th January

Hi there,
Anybody else going to the Stage 2 tests on the 14th?
Forking out 140 just through travel and accomodation alone haha

Pretty much constant swotting up til then..
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Old 11th Jan 2014, 20:19
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lincoln
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I have my stage 2 assessments on the 23rd January! I can't wait! But until then my days all consist of studying the 30 page bookletwe have been given.

Anyone else heading up on the same day?
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Old 12th Jan 2014, 16:00
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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7th Feb

@AkwGon hi, congrats on securing a date, I too have booked myself in for the 7th Feb..... and a nice 6+ hour drive from Newcastle.

Hopefully it will all be worth it

Have you applied for NATS before?
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Old 12th Jan 2014, 20:24
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Morecambe
Age: 37
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Anyone going down on the 30th and staying in the premiere inn before the test on the 31st? I am travelling down from the north west a nice five hr drive!
Congrats to everyone who has got through and look forward to hopefully meeting some of you on the day.

Emily
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