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NATS interview process

Old 6th Jun 2008, 22:59
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You mean they don't......
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Old 6th Jun 2008, 23:01
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He would have been correct if the year had been 1909 (look it up, fact fans), but 94 years later?
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Old 6th Jun 2008, 23:03
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Frankly, I think that that was a rather ingenious answer - now why didnt I think of that! HF radio indeed.....!
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 12:33
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Anyone who has recently completed stage 3 or been through it:

At stage 3, in the interview 'with an ATCO and a HR assessor' what is the difference between these? The selection process PDF says stage 2 is also where an 'HR assessor' interviews so is this a repetition or different - in what way?
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 14:33
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From my experience..

The stage 2 HR interview is a set of structured questions which are set out, written down and have to be asked in a certain order. The assessors don't enter into conversation with you and you are marked on a scale for each question that is asked.

The stage 3 HR interview is more like a proper interview, dicussive and chatty and more like a conversation than the first one which is similar to an interrogation!
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 15:42
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I would concurr with Timelapse there. Stage 2 is structured, so everybody gets asked the same questions - and there isnt really any interaction with the HR assessor.

In stage 3, the questions that you get asked depend a lot upon you. Both the HR assessor and ATCO interview you at the same time, so they are both assessing the answers that you give to one or the other of them. Many of your questions are likely to based on information that you have already given them, such as your online personality questionaire, so are individual to you. Also, depending on how you answer a question, depends on the question that follows - so you could say that it is quite a dynamic interview.

Hope this helps - best of luck!
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 16:30
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Very much so. A lot of the questions we ask depend on the answer you gave to the previous one.
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 18:56
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Further question, upon reading the first several pages of this thread, many have cited a 'Learning Styles Questionnaire' - in the stage 1.

What does this comprise of - is it similar to the personality questionnaire at all?

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Old 8th Jun 2008, 20:56
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Stage 3

So, I just found out I got thru to Stage 3, does anyone know the pass rate for Stage 3?? cheers
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 21:12
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Don't start worrying about statistics... and definitely not at this stage! Just concentrate on your qualities and the reasons you WILL get through.

You don't want to know percentages, you really don't.
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Old 8th Jun 2008, 22:34
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Stage 3 "pass rate"

Charlotte,

Timelapse's spot on!

It was explained to us by the H.R. and ATCO interviewers at the briefing before the Stage 3 Team Task that there was no pass rates!!! .... basically, if you're good enough you'll get through. Just dont give them a reason to fail you!- Visit an Area and areodrome facility, Learn all the notes backwards, maybe read one or two A.T.C. books, Find out about N.A.T.S. history, background, mission statement, future plans etc., Be able to back up your H.R. interview answers with relevant examples........
...... above all, be positive and focused and you'll do fine!

Besta Luck,
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Old 11th Jun 2008, 21:21
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Just found out am through to stage 2 Woohoo! just wondering whether the stage 2 is in london or somewherelse? Cheers
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Old 12th Jun 2008, 03:37
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Stage 2 is at CTC in Fareham, near Southampton.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 17:35
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Could anyone shed any light on how long the security checks usually take? Thx in advance.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 18:38
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The only way you find out when they're done is if you have something of interest. Do you have something to hide?
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 19:07
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Evening all,

I have my Stage 1 test next month, and I received my confirmation email.

I carried out the practice tests, got 100% for the first two questions, but only got 2 right in the third question, Diagramming.

Does anyone here know where to get other similar questions from to practice?

My other question, if I eventully make it to the college, I am aware that there will also be a requirement to study at night/weekends etc.

Do I need to study at weekends at the college, or can I travel home again?

Thanks.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 19:50
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Studying at weekends will definately be a necessity at times whilst at the college. This won't prevent you from travelling home as long as you set yourself time aside to study when you are there.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 20:22
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It's changed since I was at the college (long, long ago, back in 1998, before anyone else comments..... ), but I used to study for a few hours Monday-Thursday evening, then have Friday evening and Saturday off and resume studying for most of Sunday.
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Old 15th Jun 2008, 21:01
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agree with gonzo... i did maybe 3 hours each evening mon-thu, then went out fri night/sat morn spent sat recovering/playing evo/watching trash on tv then did a bit more on sunday. personally i think the key is going over what you do each day... and finding out exactly what you do and dont understand asap. theres little success in cramming down there and i used to be a master at that
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Old 16th Jun 2008, 10:15
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thanks guys.

I just dont want to balls things up at the very first stage, so any practice on the diagramming side of things is a must for me. I will also be reading the motovational paper which they sent to me via an email link.

ALso, I have read on here there is a computer based test, as well as a Maths test. Can soemone describe breifly what type of questions there are on each test.

Just want to give it my very best shot. If I fail, and I can say i put my very best in, then I wont be 'too' disapointed!

If anyone here has recently gone through the stage 1/2 process, can they PM me, be good to have a wee chin wag as it were!

Thanks.

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