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NATS interview process

Old 21st Sep 2018, 19:57
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Originally Posted by Trevor Hannant View Post
Hi Hannah!

And congrats to you too! Iíve pushed mine back to end of November at Prestwick due to exams/assessments but Iím now toying with bringing it forward. You?
Booked mine for the 24th October at Swanwick - Iím nervous already!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 08:53
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You’ll do great!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 11:30
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Stage issue

Hey everyone 😉👍
Does anyone know about stage 0?
I've submitted the application in August, and the status says "ATCO - invited to VMA test (stage 0) 28/August/2018" but since then I haven't received any email..

Does anyone know anything about it?

Thank you!

Jonathan Ornelas
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 12:22
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Hi All,

I've been following this thread for a few weeks now and considering applying to NATS. I've a huge interest in aviation and would consider being an Air Traffic Controller one of those 'Dream Jobs' that's always been on the back of my mind.

I finally bit the bullet and sent in an application a few days ago. I've just completed the Stage 0 assessment online and have to admit, I found it harder than expected! The tests them selfs weren't particularly hard, it was just the time limits and pressure of double checking answers before moving on etc. How was your guys experience with the first stages of online tests? Did you feel like you nailed them?

I didn't even finish the last test! (8 questions in 1:30 I think, I ran out of time on the last question.)

Either way, I'm sure i'll find out how I did in the next few days.
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 09:55
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Any news, Prime Example?

I've just done the Stage 0 tests.. I think with rushing due to the time limits I may have made a couple of mistakes, hopefully nothing too major! I had a practice with a few tests on the Saville site, definitely worth doing I thought, just to dust the cobwebs off if anything! Fingers crossed!
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Spacejam View Post
Any news, Prime Example?

I've just done the Stage 0 tests.. I think with rushing due to the time limits I may have made a couple of mistakes, hopefully nothing too major! I had a practice with a few tests on the Saville site, definitely worth doing I thought, just to dust the cobwebs off if anything! Fingers crossed!
Yes, I should have probably updated my post! I received an email the next morning telling me I had passed Stage 0 with a link to Stage 1, I completed that the same day and received a further email inviting me to book my Stage 2 Assessment!

I wouldn't worry about a couple of mistakes, I was convinced I had blown BOTH stages but seemed to do okay in the end. My best advice for the next stage is just stay calm, don't let one tricky question/tight time limit put you off the rest of the test.

Good luck!
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 14:58
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Originally Posted by PrimeExample View Post
Yes, I should have probably updated my post! I received an email the next morning telling me I had passed Stage 0 with a link to Stage 1, I completed that the same day and received a further email inviting me to book my Stage 2 Assessment!

I wouldn't worry about a couple of mistakes, I was convinced I had blown BOTH stages but seemed to do okay in the end. My best advice for the next stage is just stay calm, don't let one tricky question/tight time limit put you off the rest of the test.

Good luck!
That's fantastic, well done! Thank you, I received an email saying that I had passed and to go on and complete Stage 1.. I think I'm going to attempt that tonight! Best of luck for Stage 2!
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Old 29th Sep 2018, 09:10
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Hi, can anyone tell me whether the software on SkyTest for the FEAST tests is worth getting? (for stage 2)

Unfortunately, I can't post the links as I don't have enough posts yet.

Thanks!
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 05:17
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How specific are the written test questions from the booklet for stage 2? Like are we expected to know all of the flight levels and classes of airspace boundaries, and aircraft speeds etc? Navaid details?
Thanks
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 08:32
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Originally Posted by Cameron_95 View Post


Hi!

Iíve been offered a place at the CTC for January, just waiting on the medical next month!

I havenít seen anyone else say theyíre on the January course as well?

Iím going to start looking for flats once everything has gone through next month

Hey, I've just found out that I'll be on the January course at CTC as well (pending medical ofc)! Is there a group chat set up yet? I'm new to the forum so not sure if PMs will work for me..?

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Old 30th Sep 2018, 10:15
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Originally Posted by simba090 View Post
How specific are the written test questions from the booklet for stage 2? Like are we expected to know all of the flight levels and classes of airspace boundaries, and aircraft speeds etc? Navaid details?
Thanks
Hey,

I'm also practising stage 2 and am wondering the same thing. However, I would imagine we would at least have to have a good idea on things like RVSM - starts from FL290 and goes all the way up to FL410, where aircraft are separated by 1000ft. I would also imagine controlled airspace details should be known (ACDE) and uncontrolled (G). The thing I'm unsure about is how much do we have to know from the "The Aircraft That Use The System".

- Owen
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 18:24
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Got stage 2 this week - been double checking all the bits and in the reminder email it states:
On arrival, please report to the NATS Main reception. Please note that there is no parking available on site. Please ensure you do not park at the Whiteley Shopping Centre whilst you are at NATS doing the assessments.
Conflicted on what to do - thoughts from people who have been through stage 2?
TIA
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Old 30th Sep 2018, 22:31
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Originally Posted by Squishy47 View Post
Hey, I've just found out that I'll be on the January course at CTC as well (pending medical ofc)! Is there a group chat set up yet? I'm new to the forum so not sure if PMs will work for me..?

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I'm on the same course too!

I think I interviewed at the same time as you, judging from your location! CONGRATS!
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Old 1st Oct 2018, 19:16
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Anyone on the October or January courses at CTC, the family I live with rent out spare rooms to NATS students and should have some available, 10 min walk from CTC. Message me for details if interested, or if you have any other questions relating to joining the college.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 09:15
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You can quite happily park at the shopping centre. I’ve no idea why NATS think they can tell you otherwise. If they can’t/won’t provide parking or transportation then they have no right to try and tell you where you cannot park. They’d be better off trying to resolve the parlous shortage of operational staff they’ve managed to oversee through their corporate shortsightedness and incompetence.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 10:05
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Stage 0 guestions

Hello PrimeExample ,
​​​​​​​First of all , congratulations for moving on .

​​​​​​​I would like to ask you something regarding stage 0 : Should I expect on the tests pie charts , ratios , percentages... ? I am preparing myself for everything but stiil is good to know .

Originally Posted by PrimeExample View Post
Hi All,

I've been following this thread for a few weeks now and considering applying to NATS. I've a huge interest in aviation and would consider being an Air Traffic Controller one of those 'Dream Jobs' that's always been on the back of my mind.

I finally bit the bullet and sent in an application a few days ago. I've just completed the Stage 0 assessment online and have to admit, I found it harder than expected! The tests them selfs weren't particularly hard, it was just the time limits and pressure of double checking answers before moving on etc. How was your guys experience with the first stages of online tests? Did you feel like you nailed them?

I didn't even finish the last test! (8 questions in 1:30 I think, I ran out of time on the last question.)

Either way, I'm sure i'll find out how I did in the next few days.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 11:57
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NATS Jerez

Good Day!

I'd like to get in touch with someone who is, or has been, down in Jerez, Spain for any of the NATS courses! Feel free to shoot me a message!
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 22:18
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Stage 2

Hi All,

Can anyone suggest a hotel that's really close to CTC, preferably within walking distance? Travelling down the night before and seeing as though parking seems to be an issue, I'm thinking it might be easier to leave my car at the hotel! TIA
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 05:47
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Originally Posted by Spacejam View Post
Hi All,

Can anyone suggest a hotel that's really close to CTC, preferably within walking distance? Travelling down the night before and seeing as though parking seems to be an issue, I'm thinking it might be easier to leave my car at the hotel! TIA
The Solent Hotel - it's not the cheapest, but it's within walking distance

The Lodge at Solent - in the same place, but seems to be slightly cheaper. This is rooms attached to the pub next to the main hotel

Both of them are no more than a 15 minute walk at a slow pace and not far from Whiteley shopping centre either which has a decent choice of places to eat if you don't fancy eating in the hotel
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 06:49
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There isnt a group group chat set up yet. I canít PM anyone either since Iíve sent one message already 🙃 I was hoping to set up a WhatsApp chat at some point? Just need to get everyoneís numbers.

Originally Posted by Squishy47 View Post
Hey, I've just found out that I'll be on the January course at CTC as well (pending medical ofc)! Is there a group chat set up yet? I'm new to the forum so not sure if PMs will work for me..?

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