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NATS interview process

Old 6th Mar 2016, 22:09
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Stage 2

Anyone else booked in for 15th April?
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 20:57
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Stage 3

How did it go conc1845?

Anyone booked in for stage 3 next Monday? Good luck to anyone doing their interviews tomorrow or Wednesday!
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 16:23
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Stage 2

Anyone else booked Stage 2 for Monday 11th of April? Would be fun to catch up the day before or so, just send me a message if you want to!

Good luck with the interviews guys!
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 17:59
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Passed!

Originally Posted by extalex
Congratulations guys! Looking forward to meeting you on the 13th 😊. I'm looking for accommodation too trying to find somewhere close by to avoid much of a commute.

Alex
Hi Calum, Evie and others. Keep meaning to post to say that I had also passed my interview!! Got a conditional offer to start on 13th April too.

Just passed my medical today, managed to view a few flats. Pretty expensive! But I'm moving down with my wife who will be doing a masters at University of Portsmouth, so looking at places for us to rent near there. Which will mean a bit of a drive for me but oh well.

See you all soon!

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Old 9th Mar 2016, 21:50
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Stage 2 tests

Anyone got stage 2 tests on 18th March??
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 08:14
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Congrats Doog ! I was thinking of starting a FB group for everyone starting on April 13th I know it's been done before but would be a good way for us all to discuss accommodation , and to communicate when we actually start for group study etc
Let me know if any of you would be keen

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Haha well done everyone on getting through, I'm so happy I know a few of you! And yes Calum they saved the best for last..
Shall we all add each other on Facebook and we can all start sorting out accommodation etc? Feel free to pm me
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 12:49
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Originally Posted by calso700
Congrats Doog ! I was thinking of starting a FB group for everyone starting on April 13th I know it's been done before but would be a good way for us all to discuss accommodation , and to communicate when we actually start for group study etc
Let me know if any of you would be keen

Calum
I've just received an e-mail this morning and among other info there's also mention of a private FB group for us starting on 13th..so probably there's no need to create another one
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:53
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NATS offers

Hi everyone, reading this forum has helped me massively. I have my stage 3 on Monday 14th, and I was wondering what the policy is for a start date?

I have seen a number of people starting on 13 April which would be too early for me, as of relocation etc! And I would like to start around September or later in the year, is there any chance of this? Or is it an April offer or nothing?

Any advice would be great!

Thanks
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 14:41
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Hi Everyone,

I also have Stage 2 Tests on the 11th of April and will be staying at the Premier Inn in Farnham the night before, so if anyone is around and wants to grab a drink / food let me know.

I only applied back in January so it's gone much quicker than I expected so far, but am also hoping for a later start date (April of Next Year) I realise that there is a lot to pass between now and then but it would be gutting to be offered a place on a course in September and not be able to take it up. After following this forum for a while and seeing how long it was taking I didn't expect to already be sitting stage 2 in a few weeks.

Good luck to everyone sitting Stage 2 in for the March / April Dates!
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 23:32
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hi darren.

i had my stage three last week and have been offered a place, subject to medical and security clearance etc.

the start date mentioned was june 6th.
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 16:11
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Can I ask what age all you recent applicants are?

I applied about 10 years ago, and got to the 2nd interviews, but didn't proceed due to
circumstances at the time.

I'm wondering if at 34 I'm getting a bit too old for consideration
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Old 21st Mar 2016, 16:54
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Originally Posted by rr9
hi darren.

i had my stage three last week and have been offered a place, subject to medical and security clearance etc.

the start date mentioned was june 6th.

Hi rr9. Congrats for passing! Any advice for stage 2? And how difficult is it?
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 20:12
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a few questions

Hello everyone, i have passed stage 2 and have been invited for stage 3 but naturally have a few questions if anyone can answer.

1: how long after stage 3 interviews do you typically then start the training
2: whats the typical costs of accommodation in the area?
3: i have read the salary is typically around 12k at the start, is this for the first 3 months or 12 months? i have read conflicting information on this
4: how much of the training is based at fareham and how soon is it until you are posted elsewhere for on the next stage of training, again is this after 3 months or a year?


sorry for the questions but i have a family to support and im not living local so big decisions to be made
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1. Don't know.

2. Check rightmove and other letting agencies in the area, it depends entirely on where you want to live. The college is in Whiteley which is a well off area with a lot of family style houses. As a result, you're looking at more to rent/buy there than you would in Southampton or Portsmouth. Bonus being that you don't have to try and get into Whiteley every morning, which is a nightmare.

3. The salary will stay at your starting salary whilst you're at the college, it jumps a bit when you finish the college and get posted to a unit. How long that takes depends on what course you do and how well you do at it. For a tower or approach course it's less than an area rating course. Expect a year at the college and you won't be disappointed.

4. The college course is at Whiteley and then you're posted to a unit. You can express a preference, but you'll go where the company needs you and you could well end up back at Cardiff having just moved all your family down here. Likewise you could end up in Aberdeen.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 19:56
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A question; what is the easiest way to arrive to NATS for the Stage 2 testing? I'm going to travel from London on sunday (going to NATS on monday 11/4). Are there any buses from Southampton to NATS or anywhere near? How is the traffic early monday morning?

Looks like it's some distance if you're gonna be staying the night in Southampton though. I will probably not be able to rent a car either. What would you recommend is the best way to get there? (I'm Swedish so I'm not that familiar with UK buses/trains)!
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It depends where you're staying - the Solent Hotel in Whiteley is about a 5 - 10 minute walk. Having never stayed there, I don't know how much it is to stay:

Hotels in Hampshire | Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham

If you're staying in Southampton, then it's quite a hike to get there. The nearest station is Swanwick, which is about a 25 minute walk...on a good day, although there are taxis, but again I'm not sure of the costs. Trains can be taken from Southampton Central - check the trainline.com

Alternatively, the 28/28A bus goes from Swanwick Station to Parkway in Whiteley which is just down the road from NATS

http://www.firstgroup.com/uploads/maps/Route-28_28a.pdf
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 19:36
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Taking my stage 2 on April the 20th

Hi! I passed my stage 1 last week and I've booked my Stage 2 for the 20th of April. I would really appreciate all kinds of advice, such as where to stay, how to get there from the nearest central points (southampton central station), if anyone has booked for the same day, or some kind of tips and hints for the exam itself.
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 20:33
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Hey guys, Is anyone sitting their Stage 3 tests on Monday the 18th of April? I'll be heading down from Manchester the day before, will look to get into Fareham around mid afternoon if anybody wants to meet up.
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Hi guys, quick question. So I've only sent my job application a week or two ago and was just wondering how long I will have to wait to hear anything back. Would I be emailed? Is it sent through the post? Will it be in a few months time?
If I don't even make it to the online test stage will I be told, or will the lack of a reply be all? Any help and info would be hugely appreciated. Thanks
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