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NATS interview process

Old 20th Jan 2014, 17:42
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Yeah, I found the support email address and sent them a Screenshot. They sent me a link to start again pretty quick.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 12:23
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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I've had to cancel my assessments and wait for the next release of dates because of a plastic splint on my left ring finger

Does anyone know roughly how much I'll be needing to use my left ring finger during feast and dart?
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 16:59
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@HoneyPotter - as I remember I had to use my ring finger only in 'ball and wall' test, but I'm right handed and in fact my left ring finger was not used during both feast and dart
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 18:43
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@mangoPL

Ah amazing! If the next release of dates is when I still have the splint on then I'll bite the bullet and go for it.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 22nd Jan 2014, 14:24
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I'm down on the 30th for the 31st also! Fareham Premier Inn?

Not happy about not preparing for FEAST but thems the breaks I suppose...

The info on the document is ok really... only hard part is memorising the aircraft info (Not a huge jet fan)

Quite nervous! Probably a mess on the 30th! Can't wait though. The whole 'invited to leave' before lunch thing terrifies me...
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Old 22nd Jan 2014, 17:39
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@Firekitten - Don't be nervous, cause you may fail
Everything you have to do is to keep your head cool and simply do your best!
If you pass all stages and become an atco, you will have many more reasons to be terrified ..

Good luck
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Old 22nd Jan 2014, 18:04
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Thanks MangoPL... I'm naturally nervous about tests... once I know things I don't feel that bad. I just want to succeed... life dream and all that jazz.

The document stuff is pretty easy... I have a good working knowledge of air law and aircraft... I'm just trying to make sure I'm as prepared as can be. I'd feel crushed if I was asked to go home
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Old 22nd Jan 2014, 18:13
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@firekitten I am the same also staying in Fareham premire inn on the 30th and 31st so will maybe see you there.. My hardest part is the aircraft part too ..it's hard taking it all in!
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Old 23rd Jan 2014, 13:05
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Accommodation Options

There are a few options nearby for accommodation.

For those with a bit of money, the Solent Hotel & Spa is really nice and it's walkable to the NATS offices. You're looking at 100+ per night.

The Premier Inn is decent. You're looking at 80+ per night and it's not really walkable (but it is cyclable).

The Holiday Inn is very nice but a fair amount of money (varies a lot) and not walkable.

Or I've used this place before: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/1908599
It's just a private room on a room-only basis but it's about 45/night and literally a 5-minute walk from the NATS office. Worth a try but sometimes struggle to get availability on assessment days.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 15:47
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Stage 2 assessment day

For those who have passed all of the stages and are starting at Fareham College, when did you pass the final stage and when do you start at the college?


Also, do you have an opportunity to let them know of dates you can't start?? I'm going to be in Italy for 2 weeks at the beginning of June as I'm getting married. We also have 25 guests who've paid to come with us.


Good luck to those who have their test in a few days!
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 06:41
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Is anybody attending the stage 2 assessment day on 21st Feb???
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 11:05
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NATS will generally defer your start date to suit, as long as you have a valid reason.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 11:17
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@ squawk 7500 thank you
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Old 31st Jan 2014, 18:11
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How long after Stage two assessment day did people hear back? Just got home from mine, although didn't get a 4p.m. email like Freddles. I hope that's not bad news!
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Old 31st Jan 2014, 23:54
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I have not received anything yet either, maybe they are just not as on the ball today. Here's to hoping they don't make us wait the full 15 days.
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Old 1st Feb 2014, 19:25
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Hi, probably a bit premature right now but does anybody know of when they'll be releasing Stage 3 dates? And does anybody know what stage 3 even entails? I've heard of interviews and group tasks.
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Old 3rd Feb 2014, 11:25
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For all of you asking, I attended Stage 2 last Thursday (Jan 30th) and received an email a few minutes ago with the results (which, by the way, we already knew as we were told just after finishing DART).
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 11:08
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Hey guys, quick question. As someone currently doing themselves an injury trying to remember the flight destinations of the Airbus A318, how many seats a 747-300 series has and how fast a focker can fly, I just wanted to ask what they are for within the test. I obviously don't want anyone to be super precise with exactly their use, but do I really need to know every single one of these stats off by heart, or would just a general knowledge suffice?
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 15:12
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Jeremy,

Learn it all. Everything. Think of it as preparation for the amount you will need to learn at the college (if you pass the selection process). You'll kick yourself if you get questioned on something and you don't know the correct answer.
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 18:48
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When attending a Stage 3 assessment day, is it as if it is a clean slate, or will all your marks and scores from your application so far be taken into account before deciding whether or not to offer you a place?

Thanks.
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