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NATS interview process

Old 25th Jun 2018, 13:38
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Yeah, they were holding some assessments in Belfast as well and weren't doing the EuroControl so neither did we. As for how much they matter, it's anyone's guess!
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 13:45
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Hi TaelS,

Yes it's now been over one month since I did my Stage 3. We were told we'd hear back within 15 days yet nothing so far.

I emailed HR one week ago; it was the same person I had contact with previously and it was their direct work email address rather than an [email protected] for example.

Bizarre and a little disappointing really. It takes a lot of effort and commitment to prepare and actually get down to the interviews and for them to not reply within their own 15 working day timeframe is somewhat unprofessional, particularly after sending a follow-up email.

Mickmac2018 - I can empathise with you! No idea how they haven't responded to you. I did my Stage 2 in May and heard within 5 days. Something isn't quite right within NATS' recruitment.

Timpsi - I'm with you, man.

Cheers,

GreenATC

UPDATE: Received a phone call to tell me that they had a problem with their computers or something and they are going through the applications again. They said that is why no-one has apparently heard anything. But good news, I've been given a conditional offer

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Old 25th Jun 2018, 16:17
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Originally Posted by GreenATC View Post
Hi TaelS,

Yes it's now been over one month since I did my Stage 3. We were told we'd hear back within 15 days yet nothing so far.

I emailed HR one week ago; it was the same person I had contact with previously and it was their direct work email address rather than an [email protected] for example.

Bizarre and a little disappointing really. It takes a lot of effort and commitment to prepare and actually get down to the interviews and for them to not reply within their own 15 working day timeframe is somewhat unprofessional, particularly after sending a follow-up email.
Yeah agreed, it's a really poor show from NATS to be honest. It feels like my life is on hold while I wait on them to get back as well since it's really awkward trying to arrange things for later in the year if you might be moving to Fareham at any moment.

I was told at my interview that there aren't enough controllers right now as well so you'd think they'd want to get folk started as soon as possible.
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 09:38
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Originally Posted by GreenATC View Post
UPDATE: Received a phone call to tell me that they had a problem with their computers or something and they are going through the applications again. They said that is why no-one has apparently heard anything. But good news, I've been given a conditional offer
Good to know, but strange that we don't receive any kind of information about this one might think. But it's a waiting game now then, I suppose!
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 22:36
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Stage 3

anyone attending stage 3 next week in Whitely? Iím booked in for the 11th and staying over if anyone is around and wants a pint to settle the nerves then Iím there!
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 08:53
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Originally Posted by Richjonesy View Post
anyone attending stage 3 next week in Whitely? Iím booked in for the 11th and staying over if anyone is around and wants a pint to settle the nerves then Iím there!
good luck with stage 3 I have mine booked for 25th July , after my stage 2 I had on 22nd may, I wanted to give myself time to prepare and learn the plane statistics etc! How far are you coming from?
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 22:35
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I have my Stage 2 on the 6th - my main worry is the learning of the document they sent!

I received it yesterday (passed stage 0&1 early last week) but I could only do the 6th as I am unable to take time off of work over the next couple of months!
Anyone have any tips with this, are there for definite areas I need to learn 100% or would a solid 75% of most be ok?

Just really worried as I reckon I have all the other areas down, my only concern is the document learning
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 22:36
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Originally Posted by Caged_phoenix View Post

good luck with stage 3 I have mine booked for 25th July , after my stage 2 I had on 22nd may, I wanted to give myself time to prepare and learn the plane statistics etc! How far are you coming from?
thanks!
my stage 2 was the 10th of may. Getting the time of work has been a nightmare though somit was the soonest I could get in. Cramming now though for it. Driving down from stoke the day before so about 4 hours? Hopefully!
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 13:16
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Just wanted to wish good luck to anyone doing their stage 2 tomorrow! I'm just hoping I at least pass the first part, we'll see how it goes..
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 15:34
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I've found out I'm on the July course at Global. If anyone is looking for a flat mate feel free to PM me.
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by LyanRewis View Post
I have my Stage 2 on the 6th - my main worry is the learning of the document they sent!

I received it yesterday (passed stage 0&1 early last week) but I could only do the 6th as I am unable to take time off of work over the next couple of months!
Anyone have any tips with this, are there for definite areas I need to learn 100% or would a solid 75% of most be ok?

Just really worried as I reckon I have all the other areas down, my only concern is the document learning
Hi the plane statistics don't really come up on stage 2 but stage 3 you need to learn the document implicitly I have heard
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 14:07
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Technical interview

hi, Iíve asked a few times already but worth one last shot.
For the interview process at stage 3 is there anything outside of the box I could potentially look at? Iíve got mine this Wednesday.
I know the document inside out but have been trying to expand on that with other research to show how keen I am to grab this!
thanks
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 09:21
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Originally Posted by LyanRewis View Post
So finished the stage 2 process, got through the paper and the FEAST with not too much difficulty - it's a shame they don't show you the results of it! Would of loved to of known areas I got wrong!
With the DARTS I got through the first 5 stages without much difficulty but on the final stage I unfortunately crashed twice and missed approx 4 calculations . Has anyone that has crashed passed that to proceed onto stage 3?
Also when talking to the woman when I was leaving that the first couple of stages of DARTS the company that owns the software uses them as the getting use to the "game" so don't panic too much on those stages!
Praying that is a pass though
Thanks!
I forgot about one of the planes at my Stage 2 and it disappeared off the screen. Safety is a major factor in NATS but also they donít expect you to be perfect straight away!

@richjonesy - just have competency answers ready and rehearsed. If you know the information in the booklet and how to apply it around a situation then you will be fine in the technical interview. The competency questions will give them a better idea if you are able to cope with the job. Bit more important!
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 10:18
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Originally Posted by BARRY_SCOTT View Post
I've found out I'm on the July course at Global. If anyone is looking for a flat mate feel free to PM me.
Hi mate, on the same course so will catch up with you there. Iím probably going to commute but good to know someone else is on the course. Have you looked through the lesson slides on the portal yet? Thought a lot of it looked pretty intense!
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 19:37
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Jerez January

Stage 3 passed last week. It still hasnít sunk in but Iím over the moon about it! Medical should be cool so win win.
Received a phone call to tell me and theyíve offered me to start a course in Spain in January.
Has anybody or does anybody have any info on this? Such as how long weíll be out there, whatís the accommodation like they provide, where is it and so on?
I know Iíll find out in due time Iím just really excited and so far canít find much out.

Thanks 👍
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 20:22
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Originally Posted by Richjonesy View Post
Stage 3 passed last week. It still hasnít sunk in but Iím over the moon about it! Medical should be cool so win win.
Received a phone call to tell me and theyíve offered me to start a course in Spain in January.
Has anybody or does anybody have any info on this? Such as how long weíll be out there, whatís the accommodation like they provide, where is it and so on?
I know Iíll find out in due time Iím just really excited and so far canít find much out.

Thanks 👍
I haven't been offered anything yet, but just done my medical. My guess is I have to pass security first (Im not a UK resident) but after I pass I suspect they'll offer me that aswell so I also would like to know more about Jerez!
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 21:29
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Originally Posted by Richjonesy View Post
Stage 3 passed last week. It still hasnít sunk in but Iím over the moon about it! Medical should be cool so win win.
Received a phone call to tell me and theyíve offered me to start a course in Spain in January.
Has anybody or does anybody have any info on this? Such as how long weíll be out there, whatís the accommodation like they provide, where is it and so on?
I know Iíll find out in due time Iím just really excited and so far canít find much out.

Thanks 👍
I'm looking to start the course in Jerez in October. You'll be out in Jerez for 5 months before returning to the CTC in Swanick but that's about all I've been told so far.
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 06:50
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Originally Posted by Richjonesy View Post
Stage 3 passed last week. It still hasnít sunk in but Iím over the moon about it! Medical should be cool so win win.
Received a phone call to tell me and theyíve offered me to start a course in Spain in January.
Has anybody or does anybody have any info on this? Such as how long weíll be out there, whatís the accommodation like they provide, where is it and so on?
I know Iíll find out in due time Iím just really excited and so far canít find much out.

Thanks 👍
Hey,

You'll get get loads of introductory info before you come out here. The facilities are good, food is copeable and everyone is pretty friendly. There is a lot of information and you have to start studying from day one, but studying by the pool makes it a lot easier!

best of luck with your medical.
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 18:08
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Accepted onto the October 2018 course at the CTC.

Anybody else here too who would like to share details/start a facebook group?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 17:15
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Originally Posted by Prototoes View Post
Accepted onto the October 2018 course at the CTC.

Anybody else here too who would like to share details/start a facebook group?
Hi! Yes Iíll be on that course. Happy to share details and start a group.
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