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NATS interview process

Old 24th Jan 2018, 13:12
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Hey Fred congratulations on getting to Stage. When next week do you have it? Iíll be there on the 29th for mine too. Have you had any luck answering your questions as I too would like to know if I need to thoroughly revise the document.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 15:15
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Originally Posted by Tracker400 View Post
Hey Fred congratulations on getting to Stage. When next week do you have it? Iíll be there on the 29th for mine too. Have you had any luck answering your questions as I too would like to know if I need to thoroughly revise the document.
I will also be there on the 29th!
No answer yet. Hopefully somebody can give us some insight into what to expect to cool our nerves!
Hows your preparation going, and what are you doing for it out of interest?
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 16:15
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Originally Posted by Fredh182 View Post
Hello all!

Just found out about this thread! I am taking my Stage 3 next week and would be great if somebody could give me some tips or what to expect.
I have seen somebody earlier on posted a step-by-step of their day in Stage 2, but havent seen one for Stage 3, which would really help me!
One key question I have is regarding the document they give you to revise over in Stage 2, they ask you to do so again - Which part of the day would this be used for? Is there another multiple choice type questionnaire about it? Id rather practise for interview questions as thats my weak link, but would like to know if anybody can confirm it is important to thoroughly revise back through that document?
Originally Posted by Tracker400

Hey Fred congratulations on getting to Stage. When next week do you have it? Iíll be there on the 29th for mine too. Have you had any luck answering your questions as I too would like to know if I need to thoroughly revise the document.
A few people have had questions regarding the booklet for stage 2 and stage 3.

My advice is that you need to make sure you're decently familiar with it for both. The multiple choice paper at stage 2 is mainly there to weed out anyone who has put no effort into preparing for the day. If you have a good grasp of the concepts and could muddle your way roughly through the figures you will be fine.

For stage 3 there is no specific written test on the booklet but familiarity with it will really help during the interview. Once you've learnt it for stage 2 just make sure you're revisiting it periodically until your stage 3 to ensure you haven't forgotten big chunks.

Hope that helps
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 18:40
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Originally Posted by Daleboy93 View Post
A few people have had questions regarding the booklet for stage 2 and stage 3.

My advice is that you need to make sure you're decently familiar with it for both. The multiple choice paper at stage 2 is mainly there to weed out anyone who has put no effort into preparing for the day. If you have a good grasp of the concepts and could muddle your way roughly through the figures you will be fine.

For stage 3 there is no specific written test on the booklet but familiarity with it will really help during the interview. Once you've learnt it for stage 2 just make sure you're revisiting it periodically until your stage 3 to ensure you haven't forgotten big chunks.

Hope that helps
Thanks for the information 👍
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 14:23
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Originally Posted by Fredh182 View Post
I will also be there on the 29th!
No answer yet. Hopefully somebody can give us some insight into what to expect to cool our nerves!
Hows your preparation going, and what are you doing for it out of interest?
Ahh ok awesome. Nervous yet? I have to admit the preparation could be going better. I have been busy with work so havenít dedicated as much time as I could be. My plan is just to familiarise myself with the booklet they provided for stage 2 and make sure Iím happy I can answer your standard interview questions comfortably. Not sure thereís much else we can do really.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 23:04
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Originally Posted by Tracker400 View Post
Ahh ok awesome. Nervous yet? I have to admit the preparation could be going better. I have been busy with work so havenít dedicated as much time as I could be. My plan is just to familiarise myself with the booklet they provided for stage 2 and make sure Iím happy I can answer your standard interview questions comfortably. Not sure thereís much else we can do really.
How did you get on mate?
Unfortunately I wasnt successful. Quite disappointing they dont tell you which area, although my gut says the first 30 minutes of the interview as the questions were definitely not what I was expecting or what I have experienced before.

Just wondering if anybody here has any ideas of anywhere else you can apply to within the Industry. I am very set on going into the aviation industry, even if it means paying for training (however ideally this would be like NATS and free). Does anybody know of any other possible locations/job titles where I should apply, or know any courses that are likely to boost my chances of progressing in the future in this field?
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 12:23
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Hi Fred,

HIAL and Air Navigation Solutions have run ab-intro courses before. Worth keeping an eye out. Further afield Eurocontrol or IAA could be an option?

IIRC, Global ATS do/did a scheme where you work as a sim pilot for 3 years, then get an ADI rating paid for you.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 21:19
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Originally Posted by Fredh182 View Post
How did you get on mate?
Unfortunately I wasnt successful. Quite disappointing they dont tell you which area, although my gut says the first 30 minutes of the interview as the questions were definitely not what I was expecting or what I have experienced before.

Just wondering if anybody here has any ideas of anywhere else you can apply to within the Industry. I am very set on going into the aviation industry, even if it means paying for training (however ideally this would be like NATS and free). Does anybody know of any other possible locations/job titles where I should apply, or know any courses that are likely to boost my chances of progressing in the future in this field?
Hey Mate. Sorry to hear you werenít successful. I had a phone call on Wednesday and was lucky enough to be offered a place with them.

It must be annoying not knowing exactly where things went wrong for you. Are you considering re-applying in 12 Months time? Barry Scott has given some good pointers. You could also think about joining the military as a Controller if that seems appealing to you?
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 10:51
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Originally Posted by Tracker400 View Post
Hey Mate. Sorry to hear you werenít successful. I had a phone call on Wednesday and was lucky enough to be offered a place with them.

It must be annoying not knowing exactly where things went wrong for you. Are you considering re-applying in 12 Months time? Barry Scott has given some good pointers. You could also think about joining the military as a Controller if that seems appealing to you?

Well done on passing. Did they give you any indication as to when courses were due to start?
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 11:43
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Hello,

Does anyone know what tests stage 0 consists of?

Many thanks
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 22:00
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Originally Posted by mashman156 View Post
Well done on passing. Did they give you any indication as to when courses were due to start?
Thanks very much 👍 No nothing yet. Iím in a position where Iím required to give 12 Months notice to my current employer anyway. Theyíre aware of this so I probably wonít hear anything about the upcoming courses.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 22:03
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Originally Posted by Kcross123 View Post
Hello,

Does anyone know what tests stage 0 consists of?

Many thanks
Sorry it all seems to have blurred into one so I can’t remember what Stage 0 consisted of.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 11:34
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hello everyone, i am going for stage 2 in a few days and i would just like to ask about the first part of the examination regarding the pdf they gave...everything ok about the radars, the airways, acronyms etc....but does anyone knows what they ask about the last 3 pages with plane statistics?? they ask about capacity, about speed? possible destinations?? any answer would help. Thank you in advance.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 17:35
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ATCOnoob1

anything special to mention about MCQs?? something strange or out of the ordinary?? Thank you for all the information
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 12:10
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Originally Posted by Ambnapz View Post
Hi folks,

I've been lucky (and a bit surprised) to have passed 0 & 1 and now looking at booking my assessment day. I'd applied on a bit of a whim not really knowing what it was all about but the more I look it's seeming very exciting. I just am anxious over a few points I'm hoping someone may be able to help with:

I have a young family and am hoping to have another baby in the next few years, if this was to happen mid training has anyone seen allowances made for this?

We are in the south west, with brs and ext being my nearest airports. Is there much job opportunities here or am I likely to always commute?

The study training period, is this distance based or at a centre and if so where?

Anyone doing this with a young family? If so any advice welcome.

Thanks a lot!


congrats for passing stage 0,1 . I intend to apply for stage 0 could you give some tips on how to prepare for the stage 0 and 1. Any suggestions is much appreciated please.
thanks
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 12:23
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Originally Posted by babis View Post
ATCOnoob1

anything special to mention about MCQs?? something strange or out of the ordinary?? Thank you for all the information
No dude - honestly just revise it as you would for any exam. As its multiple choice your brain should be able to pull the info you need. The plane bit (in the paper I sat at least) was only a couple questions, but I suspect they rotate papers regularly so you might have more.

As long as you revise it for however long it takes you to get a good grasp of it, don't stress - seriously. FEAST/DART you really cant prepare specifically for so don't waste time worrying - just get the backbone of the booklet in your head and you'll easily get past that first hurdle of the day.
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 14:44
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Originally Posted by Tracker400 View Post
Hey Mate. Sorry to hear you werenít successful. I had a phone call on Wednesday and was lucky enough to be offered a place with them.

It must be annoying not knowing exactly where things went wrong for you. Are you considering re-applying in 12 Months time? Barry Scott has given some good pointers. You could also think about joining the military as a Controller if that seems appealing to you?
Congrates mate! And yes very annoying there is no feedback.
12 months? Is it not a 2 year re-applying limit anymore? I have looked into the RAF however living abroad within the last 3 years has caused issues, so now I will just try and do my best to get some experience within ATC before re-applying.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 20:13
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hi everybody
simple question: if you become ATC trainee and pass the process, how long are you obligated to work for nats by contract?
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 13:21
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Holidays

Can anyone shed some light on how holiday/breaks work when at the training college?

I've heard there are set breaks but it would be interesting to know a little more.

Well done to everyone moving through the process
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Old 11th Feb 2018, 18:02
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Hi All,

Long time lurker first time poster.
Booked my stage 3 for the 23rd of this month anybody else attending then ?
How long does the day last for, saw that the projected end was 4pm is this accurate ?

Thanks in advance
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