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NATS interview process

Old 7th Aug 2017, 15:54
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Are you cycling from the NATS end or just to your local station? If the latter, then take something to change into on the train and get changed once you've unsweated a bit.

If you're planning on cycling from the station at Swanwick, might I suggest a taxi instead. It's only a couple of miles so it won't be extortionate
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 22:20
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Originally Posted by Kirsteneg View Post
There's 3 stages to the assessment day, you have to pass each one to progress to the next. If you fail the first one for example you could be done by 9am. If you get through to the final test you'll likely be finished by 3 pm.

Where in Scotland are you travelling from? I found it was much cheaper to fly to Gatwick and get the train through. The first time I went down my partner and I stayed a couple nights in Southampton to make the most of it. I would say you would have to stay a night but depends when the latest flight out is.
Hey Kirsten,

Apologies for the delay in response! I ended up finding it cheaper to fly to Southampton and I'll fly down the night before. My assessment is at the end of the month - really excited!

Best wishes,
Jonathan
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 10:39
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Originally Posted by The Many Tentacles View Post
Are you cycling from the NATS end or just to your local station? If the latter, then take something to change into on the train and get changed once you've unsweated a bit.

If you're planning on cycling from the station at Swanwick, might I suggest a taxi instead. It's only a couple of miles so it won't be extortionate

I was planning on my house -> station, train, Swanwick -> NATS (2 miles). I could get a taxi but then I'd have to taxi back as well. Was wanting to keep costs low-ish. The benefit of living close-ish is train will only cost me 16.

Are people really doing FEAST and DART tuxed up or something? A dress is the last thing I'd want to be in haha
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 11:48
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Are Nats planning on sending more courses to Global ATS in the future or this is just a one off?
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Igi View Post
Hey aliceniamh,

I've done my stages 0&1 last week and just booked stage 2 on 17th of August as well!

I see you booked quite some time ago, having a lot of time for preparation.

Matching those airlines with aircraft is giving me a bit of a hard time and it's making me slightly nervous, but I guess it will be fine as time goes. How are you getting on?

I also booked a room to stay there the night before due to early start.

Hope all goes well for all attending on 17th!
Thanks for your reply!

Yeah I booked a while ago however my dissertation was due yesterday so haven't had much time to even look at the booklet, I'm going to get my head into it tomorrow, should all be fine!

Good luck for the 17th! 😁
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 12:01
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Hi guys, this thread has been really helpful so far butI still have a question, I am through to stage 2 and I am booked in for October 3rd, only reason I went that late is so I could gather up money to actually get down aswell as revise so is anyone else on here booked in for then ?

The main question I have is for the questionaire regarding the booklet, are the questions multiple choice or free written ?

Thank you in advance
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 21:35
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January 2018

Hi there folks, if anyone has been accepted onto the January 2018 course, I've started a Facebook group for it. Please pm me for any details!
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 07:44
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Originally Posted by Storms88 View Post
Hi there folks, if anyone has been accepted onto the January 2018 course, I've started a Facebook group for it. Please pm me for any details!
Hey, can't figure out how to pm you, but I've been allocated this course too. Can you pm me the details of the fb group?
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 12:28
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Hiya guys!
It's been a little while since i posted so i've been catching up on the posts. How did you guys get on who went for Stage 2 on 11th?
I've got my Stage 2 on 31st August and i'm super nervous! On that note, can anyone tell me - I was reading through the info and that section where it says if you fail you'll 'be invited to leave' how do they do this? Do they just call the successful people through and then if you're not called you just leave or?
I guess i'm just adding bait of extra pressure on myself by worrying about if that happens and being super embarrassed! (probably a stupid thought i know)

Thanks again guys!
Hopefully i'll see some of you soon!
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 23:57
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Hi guys

This thread has been a lifesaver so far!

I have my stage 2 assessment on the 17th of August and I'd like to know how easy it is to get a taxi from swanwick station before 7.30.
I'm getting a train from London early in the morning but it doesn't arrive until 7.24, I'm worried I'll be late.

Thanks
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 23:27
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Hi,

Is the multicontrol test still being taken?

Has anyone gone through stage 2 recently?

Thanks.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 13:45
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Originally Posted by Queentee94 View Post
Hi guys

This thread has been a lifesaver so far!

I have my stage 2 assessment on the 17th of August and I'd like to know how easy it is to get a taxi from swanwick station before 7.30.
I'm getting a train from London early in the morning but it doesn't arrive until 7.24, I'm worried I'll be late.

Thanks
Hi,

Good luck on your assessment!

There is a taxi rank just outside the train station at Swanwick, there's usually a couple of taxis sat there in the morning and it's only a 5 minute drive from there. Failing that, CTC is about 1.5 miles from the train station, but Whiteley is a maze of footpaths so have google maps app handy in case.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 07:05
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Originally Posted by aspiringatco93 View Post
Hiya guys!

I've got my Stage 2 on 31st August and i'm super nervous! On that note, can anyone tell me - I was reading through the info and that section where it says if you fail you'll 'be invited to leave' how do they do this? Do they just call the successful people through and then if you're not called you just leave or?
I guess i'm just adding bait of extra pressure on myself by worrying about if that happens and being super embarrassed! (probably a stupid thought i know)

Thanks again guys!
Hopefully i'll see some of you soon!
Hi, When I did my stage 2 (end of last year) there were 10 of us in the room, they'd go off and mark the test and then come back and list who hadn't passed and those guys would go out with someone and presumably get some kind of feedback before leaving. It's a little brutal I guess, but it'd be hard to do it any other way. That may not be what you want to hear, sorry!

For the record, it's not embarrassing or humiliating failing during stage 2. Half my group failed after FEAST. The FEAST and DART tests are not really something you can train for, so you're either naturally fine with it or you're not. Do learn the document well though, that's the the one thing you can control! If you get through to stage 3 you'll be there for the whole day regardless.

Good luck
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 13:27
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Originally Posted by Ela10 View Post
Hi, When I did my stage 2 (end of last year) there were 10 of us in the room, they'd go off and mark the test and then come back and list who hadn't passed and those guys would go out with someone and presumably get some kind of feedback before leaving. It's a little brutal I guess, but it'd be hard to do it any other way. That may not be what you want to hear, sorry!

For the record, it's not embarrassing or humiliating failing during stage 2. Half my group failed after FEAST. The FEAST and DART tests are not really something you can train for, so you're either naturally fine with it or you're not. Do learn the document well though, that's the the one thing you can control! If you get through to stage 3 you'll be there for the whole day regardless.

Good luck
Thanks for the info ela

I've heard about multicontrol test (not DART) on stage 2. Did you have to take it?

Regards
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 15:29
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Worrying

Hello, I have my Stage 2 Assessment day coming up and I am just wondering how hard the multiple choice questionnaire is? I have gone over and over the document that they have provided but there is a lot to learn and there is no guidance to how relevant the entire document is to this initial test. I may be thinking into this too much... any help is appreciated!
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Old 20th Aug 2017, 15:30
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Hello, I have my Stage 2 Assessment day coming up and I am just wondering how hard the multiple choice questionnaire is? I have gone over and over the document that they have provided but there is a lot to learn and there is no guidance to how relevant the entire document is to this initial test. I may be thinking into this too much... any help is appreciated!
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 14:38
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Originally Posted by aspiringatco93 View Post
Hiya guys!

I've got my Stage 2 on 31st August and i'm super nervous! On that note, can anyone tell me - I was reading through the info and that section where it says if you fail you'll 'be invited to leave' how do they do this? Do they just call the successful people through and then if you're not called you just leave or?
I guess i'm just adding bait of extra pressure on myself by worrying about if that happens and being super embarrassed! (probably a stupid thought i know)

Thanks again guys!
Hopefully i'll see some of you soon!
As Ela said it is a bit brutal, we had 12 in our stage 2 and 10 failed FEAST, they just read down the list and if you're not on it then you stay for DART. If you're called you just leave the room and are taken back to reception I presume.


Originally Posted by giggl3fac3
Hello, I have my Stage 2 Assessment day coming up and I am just wondering how hard the multiple choice questionnaire is? I have gone over and over the document that they have provided but there is a lot to learn and there is no guidance to how relevant the entire document is to this initial test. I may be thinking into this too much... any help is appreciated!
Compared to the rest of the day the multiple choice is an absolute walk in the park. They don't ask really specific stuff about the aircraft, if you've got a rough idea on the numbers for the aircraft that's enough. Then its just a random selection on the rest of the info plus a few Speed/Distance/Time calcs. Not something you should fail on if you've put in a few days going through the booklet.
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 14:36
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Feast app????

Has anyone tried the "FEAST test training" app? If so does it have any resemblance to the actual FEAST test?
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Old 23rd Aug 2017, 09:12
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Originally Posted by Mole4321 View Post
Has anyone tried the "FEAST test training" app? If so does it have any resemblance to the actual FEAST test?
@mole4321 yes, but only about a 33% when I tried it 4 years ago.
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Old 23rd Aug 2017, 19:43
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Long shot but is anyone headed to assessment tomorrow? 24th August?

Best of luck everyone who has their tests coming up soon!

Best wishes,
Jonathan
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