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NATS interview process

Old 4th Aug 2016, 20:12
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Originally Posted by Megamc View Post
Hi NicFrances90,

can you send me a PM?

MC
Hi I'm not 100% on how to send PMs on this.. You can email me on [email protected] if that's any easier.

Thanks
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 20:16
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Originally Posted by MNAsantos View Post
Well, I get frequently get asked about FEAST, DART, ATC Knowledge, MULTI-PASS and Interviews, so once again I will give some tips.
For FEAST, DART and MULTI-PASS you don't need preparation, just play some games like tetris and it will me more than enough (the tests are hard, but remember to remain calm even if you think you are gonna fail.
For the interviews all I can say is that you should have that normal interview preparation. Think about what they can ask you and why are you applying for the position.
Finally, for the ATC Knowledge test you only need a week to learn the booklet. The test is fairly simple for those who study a fair amount of the booklet.

I know I live in Portugal, but I believe that some worry too much about studying the booklet that they forget about essential stuff, for example, how to arrive on time.
Public transportation can have delays, so never catch the last minute train! In my case, I stayed at an hotel near to Southampton Central Station and at 6 in the morning I got the train to Swanwick (I may sound like an old man that likes to arrive one hour before the test, but in the end I get to do the test and those who laugh and manage to be late will not be doing the test, harsh but pure truth).
Remember that IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL FAIL THE STAGE!

I hope I helped those in need and hope to have someone joining me as an Air Traffic Controller Trainee
Thanks so do I.. I have been wanting to do this job for forever!!

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Old 5th Aug 2016, 16:16
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Stage 2

The only prep other than learn that booklet I could give is play the NATS games esp the Runway and Gateway ones.

Paying for anything is a total waste of time.
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Old 19th Aug 2016, 20:23
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Got my stage 3 coming up soon, can anyone who's been recently tell me how long it took and how much waiting around there was? I know the email said it should finish by 16:00, but they said the same for stage 2 and that ended up being significantly quicker.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 15:21
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Originally Posted by j0sh View Post
Hi everyone!

I turned 18 today and am about to apply. I have been waiting for this ever since discovering the world of ATC a few years ago. Its been a pretty hard choice but I have decided to withdraw my university application in order to take a year out and try to gain a place as a trainee air traffic controller. I am aware that the chances are slim but it would be so great if i make it. Does anyone know of any 18/19 years olds that have made it? Looking for a quick morale boost XD.
@j0sh Yes 18/19 year olds do get on the course so don't let that put you off but make sure you have some experience of visiting a tower or control centre by the time it gets to stage 3 to back up your application. Most students are between 18-40 so quite a variety.
However to be honest I would say you don't need to take a year out for this. Firstly the application process can be a long one but you only need to take a day out for stage 2 and a day out for stage 3. And secondly because a lot of the people who get onto the course with NATS are actually successful in their second or third attempt, and you have to wait 2 years in between application attempts.
So by all means submit an application now (NATS are recruiting at the moment) but don't put your life on hold for this. Go to university if it is a course you are interested in, organise a tower visit if you can, gain some life experience, and just keep plugging away with the NATS applications alongside this. Hopefully you'll make it first attempt, but most people on the course had a couple of attempts before being successful! Good luck!
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Old 28th Aug 2016, 14:26
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Nats Stage 3

Hi Guys,

I passed my stage 3 on the 4th of August and have been booked in for a medical on the 3rd of October and have been told (all things going well) that I will be starting in Feb.
Has anyone else heard anything from these dates or is expecting to start feb?
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Old 30th Aug 2016, 22:35
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Originally Posted by Tim_rjones View Post
Hi Guys,

I passed my stage 3 on the 4th of August and have been booked in for a medical on the 3rd of October and have been told (all things going well) that I will be starting in Feb.
Has anyone else heard anything from these dates or is expecting to start feb?
Hey, I passed my stage 3 last week, also told I'd probably start in February. Haven't booked my medical or done any of the paper work yet though.
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Old 31st Aug 2016, 06:30
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Hi Tim, I was told that I will be starting in Feb as well! Congratzzzzz!!!!!!!!

By the way, do you, by any chance.... Want to share a house during the course?
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 22:07
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Stage 2

Thanks to all on here your comments have been really helpful! I have my Stage 2 Assessment on the 6th September so if anyone has any other tips they will be much appreciated
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Old 2nd Sep 2016, 18:10
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Originally Posted by MNAsantos View Post
Hi Tim, I was told that I will be starting in Feb as well! Congratzzzzz!!!!!!!!

By the way, do you, by any chance.... Want to share a house during the course?
MNAsantos... Yes I do, what on earth made you think that! I don't know how to private message on here so if you figure it out let me know! Also if Sinope reads this, he can do the same!
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Old 3rd Sep 2016, 15:36
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Hi all, thought I'd check in as I've just passed the stage 1 assessment and received an email to say I've been invited to stage 2 (although there isn't any dates yet).

Does anyone have any insider info as to when new dates might become available?

RadHead.
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Old 5th Sep 2016, 23:56
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Stage 3, you'll be there until 16.00 ish or those we've interviewed in the past have been. Learn your info packs and research what you can off the internet, youtube, phonetic alphabet etc. Show some initiative........ good luck!!
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Old 6th Sep 2016, 19:43
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Originally Posted by Tim_rjones View Post
MNAsantos... Yes I do, what on earth made you think that! I don't know how to private message on here so if you figure it out let me know! Also if Sinope reads this, he can do the same!
You can send me an email and we can start looking for a place.
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Old 10th Sep 2016, 00:36
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Hi, I've been a long time lurker on these forums (over 5 years) but now that I am finally graduated from University I decided to bite the bullet and apply for NATS.

I just completed by Stage 0, it's 1:30AM atm, but I am wondering how long it takes them to get back to say whether I can do Stage 1 or not. I thought it was automated and instant. Can anyone shed any light?

Edit: Nevermind, I got a e-mail at 6:01AM confirming I passed stage 0 and a invite to stage 1 tests in case anyone else is wondering. I guess the system automatically marks the tests at specific times (like a cron job).

Last edited by 777GE90; 10th Sep 2016 at 13:17.
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 11:11
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Hey,
Took the stage 0 test yesterday and got the email to say I had passed. Deciding when best to take stage 1. Does anyone have any tips for completing stage 1?
Thanks
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 13:15
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Hi everybody


I am doing my stage 2 assessment on the 30th September. Really looking forward to it! Let me know if anyone else is booked onto the same date
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 19:51
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Hi storey23
Can you send me an email or PM?
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 20:57
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Originally Posted by storey23 View Post
Hi everybody


I am doing my stage 2 assessment on the 30th September. Really looking forward to it! Let me know if anyone else is booked onto the same date
Hi, I think I'm going to book onto the same date. Really apprehensive, just hope I can memorise the info on time.
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Old 13th Sep 2016, 12:38
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Originally Posted by RadHead View Post
Hi, I think I'm going to book onto the same date. Really apprehensive, just hope I can memorise the info on time.
Go for it. Once you've booked on, it'll really spur you on to knuckle down and revise
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Old 14th Sep 2016, 19:43
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Originally Posted by j0sh
Is there any chance of me getting into the stage 2 on the 30th of September if I do (and hopefully pass) stage 0+1 on the 15th? Or would I have wait for a later date since its only a 15 day gap? Just quite busy with work right now and I want to be in a relaxed state attempting the online tests.
In the exact same boat as you here, finished my Stage 0 last week but too busy with work to get time to do the Stage 1. I would guess if we manage to pass that we'll probably get a later date, but at least that may give us more time to study the booklet / balance our workload with our current jobs.
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