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NATS interview process

Old 8th Aug 2018, 20:12
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Originally Posted by chips1 View Post
Will you get a chance to resit at all?
I hope so. The course manager has 15 working days to declare whether or not I have a recourse, or whether I'm kicked out. If the latter, I can appeal it as per their process.
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Old 10th Aug 2018, 16:34
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Hello everyone !

I was told recently about the NATS forum and I have gone through the last 20+ pages .
Couldn't find what I was looking for and now I am asking for help .
Also , visited savilleconsulting.com - there is a lot of info but I do not know which of those tests to start practicing . They are so many and different format tests for stage 0+1 .
Also , are they 3 single tests ( stage 0 ) taken one after another or is a one combined test . How much time I have got to do the test/s .

Wiill be very happy if someone could help me .
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 19:53
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Hi all, I have a question regarding second chances for stage 2.

Unfortunately I failed FEAST. I read the blurb at the beginning of the test and there was a fair amount in there about them holding on to FEAST results, and that those who fail and then pass it a second time round are shown be statistically much more likely not to go on to validate, etc.

Personally I believe I was having an off day / couple of days preceding stage 2 and could do better in the future, though having read the introductory pages that mentioned the above, it has me concerned that even if I technically passed the whole of stage 2 on a second attempt, I could still be failed on it (and there's no feedback or reasons given specifically, so I would never know for sure if this was the case).

Just wondering if anyone has successfully passed stage 2 on a second attempt having previously failed FEAST?

Originally Posted by Mishelche View Post
Hello everyone !

I was told recently about the NATS forum and I have gone through the last 20+ pages .
Couldn't find what I was looking for and now I am asking for help .
Also , visited savilleconsulting.com - there is a lot of info but I do not know which of those tests to start practicing . They are so many and different format tests for stage 0+1 .
Also , are they 3 single tests ( stage 0 ) taken one after another or is a one combined test . How much time I have got to do the test/s .

Wiill be very happy if someone could help me .
IIRC stage 0 and stage 1 comprised of tests that needed to be done 'in one sitting' but you get an indefinite break in between each of the 3 tests within each stage; you can just leave the window open on the instruction pages/examples. I think each section was 10 minutes except diagrammatic reasoning (the last test of stage 1), which was either 15 or 20 minutes. It was a fair while ago I did stage 0+1 so don't hold me to it though.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 23:10
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Hi. I'm filling in the application for this and have just got to the CV uploading bit. do they just want a standard CV or should i tailor it towards NATS?
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 11:54
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Originally Posted by rocketrazz View Post
Hi. I'm filling in the application for this and have just got to the CV uploading bit. do they just want a standard CV or should i tailor it towards NATS?
I would probably suggest using a standard CV, however be sure to focus on skills and experience that may relate in some way to the job you are applying for. This will probably help in the Stage 3 interviews.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 19:48
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Hi guys,
just a question regarding stage 2 for those who have already done it. Are you allowed to use a pen and paper to solve math problems ? Or do you have to do them mentally like the S D T exercises they give you ?
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 23:16
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Just sent application!

Hello just sent application for the nats job and got a reply to do stage 0 tests. Any advice on where to do practice tests?

cheers from UK!

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Old 18th Aug 2018, 15:27
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I have my Stage 3 Assessment next Tuesday (21st), feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment as my current work got extremely busy over the past few weeks so I haven't had all the time I would of liked to prepare.
Anyone that has gone through the Stage 3 day recently please let us know the sort of questions they ask etc? All I can find is based on the competency is that ask about staying calm in a stressful situation (kind of the situation I am in currently!)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 15:05
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Vexr;


Thank you Vexr for helping me
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 19:46
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How did you get on with stage 3? Hope it went well. I'm just waiting to get my stage 3 booked but no dates suitable for me just now unfortunately.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 21:06
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Stage 3 day went well I think, nerves did take over for the first few general interview questions but I believe I pulled it together for the majority of it. Only time will tell and I really hope I have passed, just a shame it's a 15 working day wait!
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 23:07
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It's a max of 15 working days, I only waited about a week for my Stage 3 results ~ 6 weeks ago.
They just put that to cover HR in case they're snowed under with work.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 23:24
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Originally Posted by pm11 View Post
It's a max of 15 working days, I only waited about a week for my Stage 3 results ~ 6 weeks ago.
They just put that to cover HR in case they're snowed under with work.
How long did it take you to get a medical arranged? I emailed them out of ours on Sunday, still waiting a reply.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 08:01
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Took about a week after sending back all the medical forms for them to give me a date about another 5 or 6 weeks away for medical.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 10:50
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Just been called and was told I was successful! Over the moon and booked on to the course starting in Feb at Jerez (as long as medical and security clearance is fine!) Really wasn't expecting to be told so quickly!

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 17:17
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Its okay. Got the email to say I passed stage 0. I was worried about the verbal part because english is not my first language!
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 13:48
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Nats experience controller

Is the interview procedure same for experienced controller as well
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 04:32
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Originally Posted by LyanRewis View Post
Just been called and was told I was successful! Over the moon and booked on to the course starting in Feb at Jerez (as long as medical and security clearance is fine!) Really wasn't expecting to be told so quickly!
hey man, congrats.....i was just informed that i am also on for the date february at jerez. Do u know any forum for the guys that study there??
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 09:27
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February Jerez

Received an email yesterday, was originally told Iíd start in Jerez in January but itís been pushed back to February.

Someone with the wizardry should start one of them group chat things up. I donít even have Facebook haha but sort it on WhatsApp I think?
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 19:16
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I have been a creeping lurker for a while on this forum. I have my stage 2 test in September and just wanted to say hello to all the hopefuls in my shoes, and well done to all those whose shoes I one day hope to be in!
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