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NATS interview process

Old 24th Aug 2017, 07:46
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29 November Basic 249

Hello,

Has anyone else been allocated to the course starting 29 November?

Also, is there a Facebook group for the course yet?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 11:35
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Originally Posted by frank2 View Post
Hello,

Has anyone else been allocated to the course starting 29 November?

Also, is there a Facebook group for the course yet?
Hi frank2.
Quick question. Do you remember if there was a strip management test at stage 2?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 12:29
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Originally Posted by jonathanhere View Post
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
How did it go Jonathan?
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 17:03
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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!
I've been offered Jan. Would appreciate access to the Facebook group (PM not available to me on this forum at the moment).

Cheers.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 23:07
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Stage 3

Hi all.

After passing stage 2 last week I've just booked a date for stage 3 (24th of October).

I am hoping that someone will be able to shed a bit of light on a "EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment" part.
Is it sort of thing like FEAST/DART in a sense that there is not too much preparation available to do at home beforehand? Or is there anything I can study or practice to get ready for this?



Any info would be appreciated (even about the interview part) although I know you guys can't say much anyway

P.S. If there is anyone reading this from a group that did stage 2 on 17th of August, how did you guys do? I am just curious
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 22:49
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Originally Posted by Igi View Post
Hi all.

After passing stage 2 last week I've just booked a date for stage 3 (24th of October).

I am hoping that someone will be able to shed a bit of light on a "EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment" part.
Is it sort of thing like FEAST/DART in a sense that there is not too much preparation available to do at home beforehand? Or is there anything I can study or practice to get ready for this?



Any info would be appreciated (even about the interview part) although I know you guys can't say much anyway

P.S. If there is anyone reading this from a group that did stage 2 on 17th of August, how did you guys do? I am just curious
Hi igi would you be able to give some sort of insight into the FEAST/DART test? What should we expect? I have mine next week.
I have studied the booklet for the multiple choice and trying to drill in all the info on the last few pages. A lot to take in as you know.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 10:05
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Originally Posted by emiliete1990 View Post
Hi frank2.
Quick question. Do you remember if there was a strip management test at stage 2?

Not that I can remember
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 09:30
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Originally Posted by frank2 View Post
Not that I can remember
thanks for your help
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 01:30
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Originally Posted by Igi View Post
Hi all.

After passing stage 2 last week I've just booked a date for stage 3 (24th of October).

I am hoping that someone will be able to shed a bit of light on a "EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment" part.
Is it sort of thing like FEAST/DART in a sense that there is not too much preparation available to do at home beforehand? Or is there anything I can study or practice to get ready for this?



Any info would be appreciated (even about the interview part) although I know you guys can't say much anyway

P.S. If there is anyone reading this from a group that did stage 2 on 17th of August, how did you guys do? I am just curious
Hi Igi, congrats on passing stage 2! I was also there for stage 2 on that date and I too passed, I was the welsh man wearing a leather jacket and carrying a rucksack.

I booked my stage 3 for the 30th of Nov to give me as much time to prepare as I can haha, don't want to mess this up!

I'm curious about stage 3 myself, I'd like to know some of the interview questions asked. I'm not after answers but we're expected to prepare answers for questions asked so I'm not sure why anyone would be against sharing, if anyone is willing to help me out please shoot me a pm, would greatly appreciate it!

Good luck with your stage 3 Igi, all the best mate, let me know how it goes!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 07:30
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Originally Posted by Mole4321 View Post
Hi igi would you be able to give some sort of insight into the FEAST/DART test? What should we expect? I have mine next week.
I have studied the booklet for the multiple choice and trying to drill in all the info on the last few pages. A lot to take in as you know.
Hi.
Although this cannot be much trained. You can check the payware Skytest.

Good luck!
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Old 31st Aug 2017, 07:55
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Originally Posted by frank2 View Post
Not that I can remember
Does anyone having taken stage 2 recently remember any of the tests on the below?

    Thanks in advance.

    Last edited by emiliete1990; 31st Aug 2017 at 17:36.
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    Old 31st Aug 2017, 08:18
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    Originally Posted by CWill View Post
    Hi Igi, congrats on passing stage 2! I was also there for stage 2 on that date and I too passed, I was the welsh man wearing a leather jacket and carrying a rucksack.

    I booked my stage 3 for the 30th of Nov to give me as much time to prepare as I can haha, don't want to mess this up!

    I'm curious about stage 3 myself, I'd like to know some of the interview questions asked. I'm not after answers but we're expected to prepare answers for questions asked so I'm not sure why anyone would be against sharing, if anyone is willing to help me out please shoot me a pm, would greatly appreciate it!

    Good luck with your stage 3 Igi, all the best mate, let me know how it goes!
    Congrats on passing stage 2.

    Re. Stage 3 interview questions, you'll find most people would be against sharing specific details because we are explicitly asked not to divulge any information. I think a big part of the process is putting you under pressure to see how you can think on the spot, so knowing what's going to be asked kind of defeats the purpose.

    As a starter though, just like with any job interview it would be beneficial for you to think of the key competencies that are required of an ATCO, such as making decisions, calm under pressure etc. and think about examples you could use to show them how you have these essential attributes. Also think about other personal qualities that you think would be essential in getting through the college training which is said to be tough. Just remember there is a personality interview as well that will focus less on ATC and more on your personal qualities.

    All the best.
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    Old 31st Aug 2017, 23:02
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    Thanks for the tips Kirsteneg. Do you mind telling me if a group excercise was involved in your stage 3? I've seen mention of it elsewhere but there is no mention of it in the email I received, just the competency and behavioural interview, as well as the computer based assessment.

    Congratulations on passing the interview btw, wish you all the best with your ATCO career!
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    Old 1st Sep 2017, 15:15
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    Basic 249 29 November 2017

    For anyone starting on 29 Nov, there's now a facebook group for it: just search for NATS Basic 249 29 November 2017
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    Old 1st Sep 2017, 21:44
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    Anybody down for stage 2 on the 26th?
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    Old 11th Sep 2017, 19:40
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    Hi all...
    Just passed stage 0 & 1 and waiting for a list of stage 2 dates...

    Interested to know if there are any other 40yr olds attempting this career change? Worried I might be too old to start this journey!
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    Old 13th Sep 2017, 04:56
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    Hello everyone, long time lurker as they say, nice to meet you all and I thank the recent posters for all information regarding the process involved during your application.

    I am booked onto my stage 2 tests in Fareham on Monday 18th Sept, definitely feeling the stretch as I read and initially thought I should be setting my date within 7 days of passing stage 1, as in be first email they sent it stated they expected the whole process to take around a month, so I went ahead and booked the first possible date before realising I had a 28 page booklet to memorise *doh*!

    Lots of night time (daytime in this case as I work nights :P ) reading for me it would seem.

    In regards to the FEAST and DART, I doubt I can do anything to prep my innate ability aside from stay hydrated and get a good nights kip. I am curious as to whether anyone has sat the ATC/Pilot aptitude tests for the Navy/RAF aswell as these and whether you noticed any similarities?

    ATC hadn't crossed my mind until I scored out of the ballpark on the RAF aptitude tests and it really got me thinking maybe this would be a fantastic career, and so here we are!

    In regards to this booklet, I understand it'll be 30 questions related to the content, any idea of how obscure these questions will be? I've got a lot of revising to do over the next 5 days and I'm unsure of what to concentrate the most on!

    And is anyone else going this Monday? *tumbleweed*
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    Old 13th Sep 2017, 13:29
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    Originally Posted by ybotnoskcaj View Post
    Hello everyone, long time lurker as they say, nice to meet you all and I thank the recent posters for all information regarding the process involved during your application.

    I am booked onto my stage 2 tests in Fareham on Monday 18th Sept, definitely feeling the stretch as I read and initially thought I should be setting my date within 7 days of passing stage 1, as in be first email they sent it stated they expected the whole process to take around a month, so I went ahead and booked the first possible date before realising I had a 28 page booklet to memorise *doh*!

    Lots of night time (daytime in this case as I work nights :P ) reading for me it would seem.

    In regards to the FEAST and DART, I doubt I can do anything to prep my innate ability aside from stay hydrated and get a good nights kip. I am curious as to whether anyone has sat the ATC/Pilot aptitude tests for the Navy/RAF aswell as these and whether you noticed any similarities?

    ATC hadn't crossed my mind until I scored out of the ballpark on the RAF aptitude tests and it really got me thinking maybe this would be a fantastic career, and so here we are!

    In regards to this booklet, I understand it'll be 30 questions related to the content, any idea of how obscure these questions will be? I've got a lot of revising to do over the next 5 days and I'm unsure of what to concentrate the most on!

    And is anyone else going this Monday? *tumbleweed*
    Hi there!

    I am also booked in for Monday 18th September and made the same mistake, not realising how much content there was the absorb.

    I think the theory and information parts will sink in, my main concern is memorising the aircrafts in such a short space of time. Hoping someone may be able to shed some light on roughly how big a part of the test these make up?

    Either way, will be cramming in all the revision I can over the next 5 days!

    And any tips for FEAST and DART are greatly appreciated.

    Good luck with the revision
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    Old 13th Sep 2017, 18:48
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    Originally Posted by Kmilford View Post
    Hi there!

    I am also booked in for Monday 18th September and made the same mistake, not realising how much content there was the absorb.

    I think the theory and information parts will sink in, my main concern is memorising the aircrafts in such a short space of time. Hoping someone may be able to shed some light on roughly how big a part of the test these make up?

    Either way, will be cramming in all the revision I can over the next 5 days!

    And any tips for FEAST and DART are greatly appreciated.

    Good luck with the revision
    Glad someone's else is in the same boat! I look forward to seeing you Monday.

    Will you be driving? The car park detailed on the email seems to be a fair bit away from the actual centre?

    - ybotnoskcaj
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    Old 14th Sep 2017, 17:34
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    Hi everyone.

    So I had my stage 3 yesterday and this morning was contacted by NATS to arrange and confirm an appointment for an initial class 3 medical. All seems positive...

    BUT I haven't actually had any confirmation from HR that I passed stage 3. Has this happened to anyone else??

    I dont want to count my chickens before they've hatched but it would seem very unprofessional to arrange medicals and then withdraw them if people were unsuccesful.
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