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Old 11th Feb 2018, 12:21
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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, 17:02
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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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Old 12th Feb 2018, 08:31
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Originally Posted by Wipe0ut View Post
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
I'll be there on the 23rd too mate. I saw someone say that stage 3 end times are much like stage 2 i.e. earlier than advised. He said his group of 11 candidates finished at 2pm. I guess it depends how many people are there on the day but I'm going with the assumption we'll be done for 2-3pm.

See you next week!
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 13:44
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Originally Posted by Boa06 View Post
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
Your annual leave is allocated to you, usually between courses but also around public holiday times. You don't get to ask for days off unless in exceptional circumstances.
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 17:33
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Originally Posted by ATCOnoob1 View Post
I'll be there on the 23rd too mate. I saw someone say that stage 3 end times are much like stage 2 i.e. earlier than advised. He said his group of 11 candidates finished at 2pm. I guess it depends how many people are there on the day but I'm going with the assumption we'll be done for 2-3pm.

See you next week!
Hopefully will have a long drive home afterwards travelling down from mid Wales on the Thursday. Trying to just remain calm about the whole thing as others have said better to just try and relax and be yourself, unsure how much I can really prepare. See you next week
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 08:46
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Originally Posted by Ally231 View Post
@rr9

Stage 3

Be yourself
Demonstrate flexibility, thinking on your feet, team working, enthusiasm.

Prepare answers to competency type questions. Be prepared to expand and talk around your examples extensively.

Dress smart
Engage with the interviewers if they join you for lunch

Best of luck!
thanks for the information man. is there anything else you would like to mention about stage 3?? like what they asked, any tricky questions etc.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 10:11
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Global ATS

Finally have a start date! Anyone else starting their training with Global ATS in Gloucester on 12th March?
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 12:07
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A quick question on behalf of my son who is not on PPRuNe. Any TATC’s who went to Global did you take Global’s accommodation or rent privately ? Is there much rental property available?
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 17:32
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Do Nats complete all of their ATCO training at Swanwick? I have now seen people mentioning Jerez and Gloucester ? Are they using other training facilities as I was of the understanding that all training was completed at Swanwick
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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?
TIA
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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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