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Old 14th Apr 2016, 09:50
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Hi everyone!!

I got an email from the recruitment team that I "have been selected to attend an Assessment Centre for the position of Early Careers-Engineering Technician Scheme", not sure what stage it is, but Ive booked for the 25th April. Most of you are future ATCOs, is someone in the Engineering process?

Anyway, I was wondering if somebody is there on the 24th and wants to grab a drink and shake off the nerves.

Also what are you guys doing to get prepared?, I mean, any tips on how to get ready for it or what are the key topics for the interview or the test, Im kind of lost on what to expect.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 23:44
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Hi,


I'll be attending Stage 3 on Mon 18th April, anybody else booked for the same day? Please feel free to drop me a line I'd love to know how anybody else who attended Stage 2 on Monday 11th did??


Good luck everyone!
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Old 17th Apr 2016, 18:50
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Originally Posted by jmurf27
Hi,


I'll be attending Stage 3 on Mon 18th April, anybody else booked for the same day? Please feel free to drop me a line I'd love to know how anybody else who attended Stage 2 on Monday 11th did??


Good luck everyone!
Hi mate, I'm booked in for tomorrow morning, currently in Fareham at the moment counting down the hours until bedtime, are you staying anywhere nearby?
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 08:50
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Hi,

I sat the DART Test yesterday and am now eagerly waiting for a response. How did everyone else find it?
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 10:38
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I'm in for Stage 2 on the 28th having last applied 6 years ago and making the second stage back then.

I was of the understanding that it was just FEAST and DART tests at this stage now however received an mail this morning stating they've introduced a new stage which requires reading and learning some ATC/NATS info that is to be tested before the FEAST commences. A bit of a surprise at this late stage but fortunately I still have my ATC book and notes from the last time when this was a required part and I have already been looking over these.

Any one sat the assessment day recently and sat this test? Going back through the forum and no one mentions it so perhaps it's only just been re-introduced

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Old 20th Apr 2016, 10:51
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P P Powerbook


That's a bit rough for those that are there today!!! Or do you mean they have sent you literature to read before you go for your stage 2?
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 12:11
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Sandpit, it is to be read before attending the day and tested before the FEAST commences
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 16:17
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Conditional offer

Hi

I attended stage 3 on Monday 18th and have been offered a place conditional to passing the medical. Anybody else from the 18th been successful? Any plans on house shares/rent?
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Old 20th Apr 2016, 21:47
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Woooaa Congratulations Jmurf27
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 10:42
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well done jmurf27, i have a stage 3 due soon, did they give you a potential start date or any more details?
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Old 22nd Apr 2016, 00:25
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Originally Posted by jmurf27
Hi

I attended stage 3 on Monday 18th and have been offered a place conditional to passing the medical. Anybody else from the 18th been successful? Any plans on house shares/rent?
Heya! I also attended the stage and also have been offered a place. Is there any way to send PM's on here and if so could you send me one?
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 06:12
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Age restrictions

Hi guys this might be a bit of topic, but nats recently removed their age restrictions for older applicants. Do you know if they recruited recently somebody in their 30s?
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 07:30
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Originally Posted by paldo2301
Hi guys this might be a bit of topic, but nats recently removed their age restrictions for older applicants. Do you know if they recruited recently somebody in their 30s?
paldo2301 Yes they have
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 11:24
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paldo2301 Yes they have
Thanks 1985, by your tag I can tell it was you, have you been successful?
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 14:17
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Hi folks, I've been offered a conditional place on the course starting on the 6th of June - pending my medical which I have booked for Thursday.

Just wondering if anyone else on here will be on the course and might be looking for a flatmate? Obviously I'd rather stay with someone on the course than find somewhere myself, and if Thursday goes well it'll be time to start looking!
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 19:21
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Originally Posted by spaghettidreams
Hi folks, I've been offered a conditional place on the course starting on the 6th of June - pending my medical which I have booked for Thursday.

Just wondering if anyone else on here will be on the course and might be looking for a flatmate? Obviously I'd rather stay with someone on the course than find somewhere myself, and if Thursday goes well it'll be time to start looking!
Congrats on your placement, how long did the recruitment process take? Just curious as I'm thinking about applying soon.
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Old 25th Apr 2016, 12:47
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Originally Posted by paldo2301
Thanks 1985, by your tag I can tell it was you, have you been successful?
Paldo2301 to be honest my username isn't indicative of my age... I've been doing it for 13 years already.

There have been a number of over 30s and their success rates are consistent with the other age groups.
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Originally Posted by 1985
Paldo2301 to be honest my username isn't indicative of my age... I've been doing it for 13 years already.

There have been a number of over 30s and their success rates are consistent with the other age groups.
That's fantastic to hear, some of post from the guys here claim, that the recruitment process takes anything from 6 to 18 months. Is that correct?
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 06:33
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Originally Posted by paldo2301
That's fantastic to hear, some of post from the guys here claim, that the recruitment process takes anything from 6 to 18 months. Is that correct?
It could be shorter. It depends on the availability of stage 2 and 3 days and whether you can make those dates.

They have increased the numbers being taken because of a shortage at the units. That means the stage 2 and 3 days are more frequent and the wait for a course after passing stage 3 is less.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 16:34
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Good news!

Hi folks,

Took my DART test last Tuesday and found out on the Wednesday that I had passed. Went for Stage 3 yeasterday and found out today that I have been offered a place subject to a medical! Ecstatic doesn't really cover my emotion right now!

Anyone else had the same news yet? Look forward to meeting some of you in June!
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