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NATS interview process

Old 13th Feb 2018, 19:38
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Yes FerroNATS at Jerez started to be used this month. I don’t know if it is a “one of “ although if the first course goes ok it will probably be used again.

GLOBAL ATS ( GATS ) at Gloucester have been used on several occasions I think they can only do Basic, Aerodrome and Approach Radar courses.

It has been intimated that in theory you could do your basic course at Global and then join an Area course at CTC however I don’t think that has ever happened yet.

I believe this is all due to capacity issues at CTC.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 11:39
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Originally Posted by AyrTC View Post
A quick question on behalf of my son who is not on PPRuNe. Any TATCís who went to Global did you take Globalís accommodation or rent privately ? Is there much rental property available?
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I rented privately, when I was looking last June there was enough available and it's a bit lower priced than Global's accommodation. They recommended Cheltenham over Gloucester, so almost everyone on our course is living there.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 14:15
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Thank you Tukachinchilla
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 14:55
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What are peoples experiences with bringing in food? I know there's a vending machine, but that's probably not great if you're (hopefully) spending the day there.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 18:06
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chrismaccc7. My son is starting then. I cannot pm you so if you want to contact me at

[email protected]

I will forward you his email.

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Old 15th Feb 2018, 18:48
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Originally Posted by dFixxx3r View Post
hi everybody
simple question: if you become ATC trainee and pass the process, how long are you obligated to work for nats by contract?

anybody any info?
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 23:05
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Originally Posted by dFixxx3r View Post
anybody any info?
3 years after completing college training and 3 years after validation.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 08:53
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Originally Posted by dFixxx3r View Post
anybody any info?
I think it's for 3 years after validation. What are you planning on doing after they invest in your training and the obligatory service is up?
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 10:24
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Good morning,
I am traveling down from Glasgow for my stage 2 on the 27th February. I am trying to plan the best method of travel and organize times etc. I was wondering if you are allowed to take bags into the facility? This would mean I could fly down the day before and fly home the night after without needing to book a second hotel room. My other question would be the dress code? Is it expected that you wear a suit or would a shirt and trousers be enough? Again for the reason of baggage and how much I need to bring.

Any help is much appreciated, thank you!
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 16:18
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Originally Posted by adam llewellyn View Post
Good morning,
I am traveling down from Glasgow for my stage 2 on the 27th February. I am trying to plan the best method of travel and organize times etc. I was wondering if you are allowed to take bags into the facility? This would mean I could fly down the day before and fly home the night after without needing to book a second hotel room. My other question would be the dress code? Is it expected that you wear a suit or would a shirt and trousers be enough? Again for the reason of baggage and how much I need to bring.

Any help is much appreciated, thank you!
Hey.

I just sat my stage 2 on the 15th, there was a mix of us in full suits and just trousers and shirt so I think you'll be okay to just go shirt and trousers.

People also had back packs with them on the day. As long as your not bringing in a full fledged suit case you should be good.

Hope this helps!
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 17:26
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hello, i would like to ask about stage 3 if anyone has some info. they say that the day consists of 3 parts and the third part is a eurocontrol computer based asssessment. Does anyone have any insight of that??
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 18:05
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For those that have completed stage 3 is there anything that can be prepared for the Eurocontrol test of stage 3 ?
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 23:15
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Originally Posted by Kirsteneg View Post
I think it's for 3 years after validation. What are you planning on doing after they invest in your training and the obligatory service is up?
Thanks for info to both of you.

Asking out of curiosity. Can't find this info anywhere else.

Last edited by dFixxx3r; 19th Feb 2018 at 14:48.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 15:16
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Originally Posted by chrismaccc7 View Post
Finally have a start date! Anyone else starting their training with Global ATS in Gloucester on 12th March?
Just seen your message. How are you doing RE finding accommodation? My e-mail address is [email protected]
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 15:18
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Stage 3

Hello all!

Just recently passed my stage 2 and got my email invite for stage 3! I've got the chance to book onto one on 08/03, 15 days from now.

My question is for people who have passed stage 3, do you think 15 days is enough time to prepare for it? Or am I sabotaging myself by going for it so soon?
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 17:34
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Stage 2 assessment

Hi all, got my stage 2 assessment tomorrow morning and just wondering if anyone has any information about why the multi choice questions will be like?

Are they going to be very specific about numbers or is it a bit more vague?

Thanks, Cal.
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 15:03
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Originally Posted by Witlock89 View Post
Hello all!

Just recently passed my stage 2 and got my email invite for stage 3! I've got the chance to book onto one on 08/03, 15 days from now.

My question is for people who have passed stage 3, do you think 15 days is enough time to prepare for it? Or am I sabotaging myself by going for it so soon?
15 days is enough time.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Freddles View Post
I passed Stage 3 too! Start date December 7th pending medical.
any insight about stage 3 mate??
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 06:32
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Attending Stage 2 on Monday the 5th. Anyone else?
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Timpsi View Post
Attending Stage 2 on Monday the 5th. Anyone else?
Hi mate congrats on your stage 2.
Any clue on how to prepare for stage1 please
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