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NATS interview process

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 View Post
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 View Post
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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Old 17th Apr 2018, 00:11
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Just passed Stage 2, with the ATC, FEAST and DART.

Can answer some questions if you like

Last edited by BrentvdP; 18th Apr 2018 at 00:06.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 01:00
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Originally Posted by The Many Tentacles View Post
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 View Post

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 View Post
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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Old 19th Apr 2018, 20:40
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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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Old 21st Apr 2018, 14:05
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No just distance, thats it
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 17:31
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What are peoples experiences with the wait times for stage 3 results?
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 18:41
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Originally Posted by BrentvdP View Post
No just distance, thats it
Theres being helpful and being vague...
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 19:11
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CTC 23rd May

Originally Posted by Caspian1 View Post
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.
Congrats on getting thorough, I also look forward to meeting you. I got sent my conditional contract about 3 weeks ago. Now Iím focusing on finding a place to stay near CTC, NATS have say they have contacts regarding accommodation, do you know anything of this yet or have you already sorted accommodation.

Cheers
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 19:30
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Did my stage 2 yesterday, I was the only one to pass FEAST in the whole group 😯
I feel like I made a few mistakes on the DART test but had nobody to compare with, anyone else feel like they made a few mistakes but still got through?
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 09:43
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@Aviation67 - I've not heard from NATS at all since the conditional contract was sent out. I was hoping for some further learning material to be sent out, as they hinted at in the correspondence.
Accommodation - I live in Winchester hence will cycle/drive from here. Your best bets for decent value accommodation are Southampton or Portsmouth. If you're from Stockport you are NOT going to like prices in the south!
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 09:44
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@ cunners7 - Yep, that feeling exactly. Seat of the pants the whole way. I think absolutely everyone who took/passed stages 2 and 3 would agree.
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