Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Ground & Other Ops Forums > ATC Issues
Reload this Page >

NATS interview process

ATC Issues A place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.

NATS interview process

Old 24th Mar 2018, 17:08
  #10501 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 56
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Having my Stage 3 in a month. For the interview; when they say that you shouldn't use the same examples for different questions, does this mean I can't use the same "job" or "hobby" for 2 different kind of questions? I understand I'm not supposed to use the same exact situation to 2 different questions. But just theoretically, what would you do if you run out of jobs, schools or hobbies that you can apply to the next question if you've already gone through the ones you've been a part of. What then if someone has only been to 1 Uni and maybe 1-2 jobs that they've been working at for a longer period of time? Just curious!
Timpsi is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 18:19
  #10502 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: London
Age: 30
Posts: 64
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can definitely have more than one example from the same place of work/education! I must have used 3 examples for my current workplace. You just need to ensure each answer is a different specific situation. Good luck!
stupotk is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 20:07
  #10503 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 56
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by stupotk
You can definitely have more than one example from the same place of work/education! I must have used 3 examples for my current workplace. You just need to ensure each answer is a different specific situation. Good luck!
Thank you!

I've never had a serious job (or any for that matter) interview outside of Sweden so I don't know if it's a bit different in the U.K. But I guess it's not that much of a difference!
Timpsi is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 15:29
  #10504 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is the Personality Profiling Interview something you can prepare for (solid examples etc) or is it just a case of being yourself?
BARRY_SCOTT is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 16:55
  #10505 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: London
Age: 30
Posts: 64
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would suggest the personality profiling part of the interview you can be yourself, but you may need to provide examples. It’s only the competency based part that you should prepare specific examples. (This is just my opinion though!)
stupotk is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2018, 14:42
  #10506 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Hants
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
23rd May Course @ CTC

Hi there,
Iíve been allocated a place on the course starting at CTC on 23rd May this year,
I was told Iíd revive an information pack and my contract about a month ago. However as yet Iíve not received anything of the kind, I have send a couple of emails and a voicemail with still no reply. Have any of you been able to get in contact with the recruitment department?? as Iím unsure of what to do now.
I'm in the same position exactly. Not too worried, still two months away. I'll probably give it until 1st May before chasing them. Congrats by the way and look forward to meeting you on the course.
Caspian1 is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2018, 17:41
  #10507 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BARRY_SCOTT
What type of lunch is provided during the stage 3 assessment?

(Asking the real questions...)
Sandwiches, wraps, crisps, fruit and water as far as I can remember.
Prototoes is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2018, 20:06
  #10508 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Sunderland
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stage 2 assessment day

Hi all!

I passed all the stage 1 back in February, however Iím currently in the final few months of my law degree and a single mum to two little ones that I havenít been able to book my stage 2 assessment day yet. I live in Sunderland so will have to travel down the night before and either stay with family or in a hotel but thatís fine.
I was just wondering what is the best way to prep for the day besides the booklet obviously? Is there any further things you would recommend doing to hopefully increase my chances? And what are the FEAST and DART tests like?

Thanks
rachii94 is offline  
Old 30th Mar 2018, 16:27
  #10509 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Down South
Posts: 299
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Learn the booklet and just be refreshed and relaxed really, as best you can be anyway

There was a good post about Day 2 a while back, but I'm too lazy to search for it
The Many Tentacles is offline  
Old 30th Mar 2018, 16:57
  #10510 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Post #10371 is the helpful one.

For FEAST/DART you get examples and a practise before each test which is plenty enough. Just keep focused and don't panic when things go wrong.
BARRY_SCOTT is offline  
Old 3rd Apr 2018, 17:18
  #10511 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi Guys,

I have recently been successful and have been offered the job and I'm set to join the course at Global ATS in July. Is anybody else in line to join this course?

Cheers.
001919 is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2018, 07:01
  #10512 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes, me too! I'm hoping for the same course if all works out with my medical and security in time for July.
ATCkmmbbh1 is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2018, 18:11
  #10513 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ATCkmmbbh1
Yes, me too! I'm hoping for the same course if all works out with my medical and security in time for July.
Same here buddy. I have the medical beginning of May so fingers crossed. I was contemplating starting a Facebook group/ WhatsApp chat for accommodation etc to keep costs down. Interested? (Will probably make sense to do so following the confirmation of medical etc.)
001919 is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2018, 19:51
  #10514 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Definitely! Not sure if you can private message on this but if not let me know your email or something? And guess I will see you at medical on 10th May!
ATCkmmbbh1 is offline  
Old 5th Apr 2018, 22:07
  #10515 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: England
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Me too, guess thats 3 out of 12 of us ��
28543023 is offline  
Old 6th Apr 2018, 11:34
  #10516 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My medical is on the 3rd of May! I've made a FB group if you search for 'basic 258' you should be able to find it... hopefully speak to you both on there!
001919 is offline  
Old 6th Apr 2018, 22:37
  #10517 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 001919
Hi Guys,

I have recently been successful and have been offered the job and I'm set to join the course at Global ATS in July. Is anybody else in line to join this course?

Cheers.
Me too, subject to everything going through ok. Can't wait to get started
JulietLewisWhisky is offline  
Old 7th Apr 2018, 16:02
  #10518 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi all,

I passed stage 0 and 1 two days ago, awaiting an invitation to stage 2..

Any ideas on how long this can take?

Just about to graduate from Uni and trying to decide if I should start pursuing other job opportunities if it's going to be a long wait...

Cheers and gone.
JViatorMC is offline  
Old 7th Apr 2018, 18:30
  #10519 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 56
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JViatorMC
Hi all,

I passed stage 0 and 1 two days ago, awaiting an invitation to stage 2..

Any ideas on how long this can take?

Just about to graduate from Uni and trying to decide if I should start pursuing other job opportunities if it's going to be a long wait...

Cheers and gone.
My invitation came after about 3 weeks, some have had it earlier and some got it later than that.
Timpsi is offline  
Old 7th Apr 2018, 19:43
  #10520 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The foot of Mt. Belzoni.
Posts: 2,001
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
JViatorMC,

Always have a 'Plan B'.
ZOOKER is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.