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Old 19th Feb 2018, 16:16
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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, 16:18
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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, 18:34
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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, 16:03
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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, 17:20
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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, 07:32
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Attending Stage 2 on Monday the 5th. Anyone else?
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 22:40
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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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Old 1st Mar 2018, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Atctrainee1 View Post
Hi mate congrats on your stage 2.
Any clue on how to prepare for stage1 please
Stage 1 isn't a particularly big deal in terms of preparing for it. Just do what the email/instructions say which is find a quiet room where you wont be disturbed for a couple hours. They give you practice questions throughout the test too so you know whats coming. Seriously don't stress stage 1.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:59
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if i have a plane departure from Heathrow at 8.30pm on the stage2 day, can i make it in time ? (with passing all parts of the test and leaving at 5pm as planned)


-also what are the costs of living while on a training salary ? is it enough to live in UK(renting place to sleep, food)




cheers
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 12:21
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Aircraft stats

Does anybody have any advice on how important it is to learn the stats on the aircraft in the final pages of the document for Stage 3?

Thanks!
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 13:18
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dFixxx3r;

As long as nothing major happens to mess with the timings, you should be fine. I completed the day at stage 2 then walked to Swanwick train station and got the train to London Victoria arriving at 17:45.

Probably won't be a life of luxury while training but I think it is possible to live off the training salary!
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 12:06
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Hi Guys,

With the dress code being smart for the stage 2 assessment day, are they wanting people to come in suit and tie or can it just be a smart shirt and trouser combo?

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Old 12th Mar 2018, 12:32
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thank you!
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 18:01
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I don’t know how the new pay deal affects TATC’s, however you may be able to add 3.2% onto the annual figure.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 22:11
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Part of the pay deal is renegotiating TATC pay and conditions, so hopefully we'll see that figure rise soon.
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 13:48
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Hi all,

Literally just started the NATS recruitment process.

Is anyone aware of any good materials to use to prepare for the Verbal reasoning, Numerical reasoning, Diagramatical reasoning and Spatial awareness tests?

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 13th Mar 2018, 17:50
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Originally Posted by Zco View Post
Hi all,

Literally just started the NATS recruitment process.

Is anyone aware of any good materials to use to prepare for the Verbal reasoning, Numerical reasoning, Diagramatical reasoning and Spatial awareness tests?

Any help will be really appreciated.

Thanks!
Hi Zco,
I am at the same stage. Looking forward to hearing some responses.
All the best!
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 10:43
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Originally Posted by ATCOnoob1 View Post
Stage 1 isn't a particularly big deal in terms of preparing for it. Just do what the email/instructions say which is find a quiet room where you wont be disturbed for a couple hours. They give you practice questions throughout the test too so you know whats coming. Seriously don't stress stage 1.
many thanks mate
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 13:32
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STAGE 0 and 1

Hi everyone,
For those who have already passed online aptitude tests (stage 0 and 1), would be appreciated if could give some advise on any source of material to practice and any tips while taking the tests?
Many thanks!
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 16:01
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Unfortunately I failed my stage 2 FEAST today. I guess I'm just not made of The Right Stuff. Only 1 out of 7 of us got through to the DART.

I just thought I would give a bit of advice for people who are driving because I worried about this a little bit. There are visitor spaces in the NATS car park, probably about 16 overall and these remained half full up until 8am, but it may be that it wasn't a particularly busy day. You can also park on the road immediately outside the NATS compound (which I did). As a last resort you could park in the shopping centre car park, but I think there's a 2 charge for 6 hours and there's a bit of a walk (10-15mins) to NATS from there.

Also the day is rather straight forward, so don't worry too much about that aspect of things, everything is explained before you have to do anything.

Good luck to all.
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