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Old 8th Apr 2018, 14:37
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Would anyone be interested in a similar group for starting in Jerez in June?
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 16:52
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Hey guys,
I could really do with understanding a bit more about the industry before I progress with my application.
I took the online tests on a whim and have been successful but I know nothing about being employed as an ATC.
I understand that NATS is the 'agency' that provides ATCs to the majority of UK airports.
However, I also understand that some airports don't use NATS verified agents.

Is there another body that trains people in this sector?
I know for example that Ireland run their own programme to provide ATCs for the 3 main airports.
I saw ANS being talked about, do they train their own people specifically for Gatwick and Edinburgh?

Also, do any of the credentials you earn with NATS give you the right to work for European/US airports or have they their own recruitment process?

Sorry for all the questions.
Just hoping someone on here is more educated on the topic than me.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 21:07
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Originally Posted by Venyx
Would anyone be interested in a similar group for starting in Jerez in June?
Donít see why not! If you do - drop me a PM and Iíll join!
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 05:30
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chpmerlin;10113745]Satyricon

Thank you for all the information!

So for the likes of airports throughout Europe, who is training and recruiting their ATCs?

For example what would be the route to working at CDG?
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 10:47
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Anybody attending stage 2 next Monday (16th)

It will be my second attempt. First time I let myself down on DART by a couple of marks. Not entirely my fault but my family has pushed me towards applying again so fingers crossed this time is better!
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 00:28
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Hi all

Can anyone please tell me what happens if I went to school in a different country and as a result, I don't have GCSEs. I do have an educational certificate, but I could not find exactly what is it equivalent to in the UK. I did not take final exams from Maths though, as I could only choose one science subject and I went for Physics.Also, I believe that as English was only a second language, it is not classed as an equivalent for GSCE exam for sure.

Anyone from abroad who is currently employed by NATS cares to give me a bit of an insight into this?


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Old 12th Apr 2018, 11:42
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Could someone that has been through Stage 3 at NATS recently send me a PM, please?

Thanks!
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Old 12th Apr 2018, 14:47
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Looking for some tips guys?

Hi! I am currently at stage 1 of my assessment and I'm about to take diagrammatic reasoning test as well as spatial reasoning test. I've had couple of practice attempts, turned out a bit better that I expected, but I'm slightly nervous, as the level of difficulty will most likely be higher that in the tests I've taken so far..
Sooo.. Do any of you have any tips with regards to these 2 tests? I would appreciate any help!
Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected].

Thanks!!
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Old 13th Apr 2018, 11:42
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Originally Posted by Timpsi
Could someone that has been through Stage 3 at NATS recently send me a PM, please?

Thanks!
How did you find stage2? Any insight into the day was structured and what entailed would be appreciated!
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 18:06
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Originally Posted by Satyricon
chpmerlin;10113745]Satyricon

Thank you for all the information!

So for the likes of airports throughout Europe, who is training and recruiting their ATCs?

For example what would be the route to working at CDG?
Be French for starters.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 20:18
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so how much is the ATC education if someone was to take it privately? At Global ATS or somewhere else ?
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Just passed Stage 2, with the ATC, FEAST and DART.

Can answer some questions if you like

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 01:00
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Originally Posted by The Many Tentacles
Be French for starters.
So they strictly employ French citizens?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 10:47
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Stage 3

So I passed stage 2. Absolutely delighted!

However, has anyone sat stage 3? Iím told thereís a further computer test and interview with competency based questions. Can anyone give further insight into the computer test and also maybe an example of the types of questions Iíll be faced with?

Many thanks
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:06
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For those that passed Stage 2, at the time and during FEAST/DART, did you feel that you hadn't done enough to pass?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 18:25
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by Richjonesy

Can anyone give further insight into the computer test and also maybe an example of the types of questions Iíll be faced with?
Congrats Rich,

Passed stage 2 yesterday too, would appreciate any info on the above or a link to existing info

:-)
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 16:52
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Originally Posted by BrentvdP
Just passed Stage 2, with the ATC, FEAST and DART.

Can answer some questions if you like
Hi,

was there much maths related questions? if so what kind of maths was it? (speed distance time, fractions etc)

and are there any questions on the aircraft types in the document that they give you? (what speeds/levels)

Many thanks
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 11:37
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BrentvdP;

Thanks for responding. Much appreciated.

Are all of the questions multiple choice?
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Yes they are
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 23:04
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BrentvdP;

When you say distances in the UK, is that in regards to the wake turbulence between aircraft?
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