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NATS interview process

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.
J.
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Old 3rd Apr 2016, 19:52
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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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Old 4th Apr 2016, 08:43
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Originally Posted by CarlosCaravaca View Post
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.
Hi Carlos,

Can you send me a PM?
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 15:19
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Originally Posted by BlueJD View Post
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.
J.
Hey BlueJD,

I'm also having my Stage 3 interview the 18th of April and I'm also arriving on Sunday. If you'd like you can send me your facebook/whatsapp etc. in a PM

Rik
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 19:05
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Hi guys,

I've got my stage 2 tests on the 29th April and I'm staying at a little Bed and Breakfast the night before.

Anyone here booked on that date and would fancy a meet up on the 28th just let me know, we can grab a drink or some food etc...

Dave
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 13:16
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Originally Posted by norse12 View Post
@vc21 Good luck with yours tomorrow!! I'm still waiting to hear about more stage 2 dates. Fingers crossed for you!

Thanks @norse12. Unfortunately I didn't pass Stage 2... (keep reading below though)


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Question to all though- how many people did everyone have at their assessment days? I'm in an odd situation as nobody on my assessment day passed and so I stopped thinking about NATS altogether but I received an email a few days ago saying that their scoring has changed meaning I've passed and so have offered me another assessment day (18 or 19th April) and interview (25th April if assessment is passed). This is really odd and unexpected and so was wondering whether anyone else had heard of this happening?
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Old 9th Apr 2016, 14:04
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Anyone else booked Stage 2 for Friday 15th of April??
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 19:16
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Originally Posted by Jeremypontefract View Post
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
Anyone? I see people talking about going through to the next stages and if I've not made even this first level then there's no point me keeping my hopes up and I can get back to something more productive.
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 19:49
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@vc21 there was a guy at my stage three last month who went through the same experience as you. I think he had to go back and just complete the DART test again, but not sure the exact details. Whatever he did he passed, so don't give up hope Good luck for the 18th/19th
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Old 10th Apr 2016, 21:10
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Stage 2 assessment

Would just like to say big thanks to everyone on this forum, as it has been a massive help. Just passed my initial online assessments and now I am waiting for an available date for the stage 2 assessments.

Got the dreaded email stating "We are not currently holding any assessment dates". If anyone knows when NATS are next holding stage 2's, please let me know. Until then, thanks again.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 06:06
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@Rogan616
Nats will contact you when they have assesment days open, it's a bit of a waiting game. Think I had to wait 3 months before they got in touch with me to do Stage 2.

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Old 11th Apr 2016, 11:23
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Stage 2

Thanks The-Kenyan.

I received an email this morning asking me to choose an assessment date for stage 2. Anyone else going on the 27th April?
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 15:48
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I took my stage two tests back on the 18th of Jan and didn't pass the FEAST test.

Just had an email from the recruitment team saying they have adjusted the scoring method for the stage 2 tests to align them with elsewhere in Europe and have been offered the stage two DART test!

Just wondering if anyone else had this email?

Harry
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 16:42
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Originally Posted by vc21 View Post
Thanks @norse12. Unfortunately I didn't pass Stage 2... (keep reading below though)


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Question to all though- how many people did everyone have at their assessment days? I'm in an odd situation as nobody on my assessment day passed and so I stopped thinking about NATS altogether but I received an email a few days ago saying that their scoring has changed meaning I've passed and so have offered me another assessment day (18 or 19th April) and interview (25th April if assessment is passed). This is really odd and unexpected and so was wondering whether anyone else had heard of this happening?
I got the same thing after taking the stage 2 on the 4th. I replied to the email about not being able to get to those dates due to work and got a reply saying some more dates for the dart test will be released for May.

There were 10 of us on the day and only 2 got asked to stay back for the afternoon.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 16:52
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Originally Posted by Jeremypontefract View Post
Anyone? I see people talking about going through to the next stages and if I've not made even this first level then there's no point me keeping my hopes up and I can get back to something more productive.
After submitting the initial application, if you pass the requirement i.e. age, english and maths etc.. they will email you with the stage 0 online tests. Noone knows how long it will take as there as people who have waited a few days but also thise who have been waiting for a few months. Since they are advertising trainee as a job Im guessing they should reply to you within 2 weeks? If not, maybe try contacting them as there has been a few issues where theres been a problem with the system. Theyre generally quite quick at replying on the fb page "NATS careers".

@brentmeistergeneral thanks! They just offered me a place to do my DART tests on the 18th since i already did the feast last time. Fingers crossed!Though just unexpected as I already had my mind set on a different career route!
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 18:21
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Originally Posted by Jeremypontefract View Post
Anyone? I see people talking about going through to the next stages and if I've not made even this first level then there's no point me keeping my hopes up and I can get back to something more productive.
I had to chase them up with an email. They then responded quickly to tell me that they had sent me a link to the online tests, but if I could not find it then they could send it again, which they did promptly.

So send an email to them. I used [email protected]
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 21:49
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I waited about eight weeks in my reply for stage 1, the rest afterwards I usually heard within a few days. I've heard of people waiting months for the response to the applications though... who knows?
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 22:04
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Originally Posted by vc21 View Post
Thanks @norse12. Unfortunately I didn't pass Stage 2... (keep reading below though)


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Question to all though- how many people did everyone have at their assessment days? I'm in an odd situation as nobody on my assessment day passed and so I stopped thinking about NATS altogether but I received an email a few days ago saying that their scoring has changed meaning I've passed and so have offered me another assessment day (18 or 19th April) and interview (25th April if assessment is passed). This is really odd and unexpected and so was wondering whether anyone else had heard of this happening?
Hi VC21 this happened to me to! I missed the initial two days but they are opening more up in May. Guess it's a little bit of good luck!
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Old 13th Apr 2016, 00:38
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Originally Posted by HarryDibden View Post
Hi VC21 this happened to me to! I missed the initial two days but they are opening more up in May. Guess it's a little bit of good luck!
@shockwaves500 looks like theres quite a few of us. There was a mention of someone in our situation too and he got onto stage 3! Good luck guys!! Im booked onto DArt on 18th! Hopefully we'll all meet on the other side p.s. there were 4 of us at feast and we all just looked at each other when they told us noone had passed :/
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