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NATS interview process

Old 21st Nov 2018, 15:51
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Originally Posted by HannahWrigley
Benbar1 - your inbox is full so I canít reply so dm me your number and Iíll make a whatsapp group
Hey i'm also on April @ CTC - we have a what's app group already (just 2 of us), if you wanna join, let me know!
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 20:23
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Hi, thanks for all the valuable advise on this page, it has answered tonnes of questions I would have had,

I'm flying down from Glasgow on Monday to do stage 2 on Tuesday. Even saw someone mention the ibis in Southampton I'm staying at for 2 nights. Looking forward to it but nervously trying to memorise all the aircraft details.

Anyone else going on Tuesday, send me a dm and also if anyone has tips on how to memorise the data in a small time frame, iv tried flash cards and even recorded myself on my phone to listen in the car 😂 it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to everyone still to sit assessments and waiting to hear the results.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 14:16
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Hi, thanks for all the valuable advise on this page, it has answered tonnes of questions I would have had,

I'm flying down from Glasgow on Monday to do stage 2 on Tuesday. Even saw someone mention the ibis in Southampton I'm staying at for 2 nights. Looking forward to it but nervously trying to memorise all the aircraft details.

Anyone else going on Tuesday, send me a dm and also if anyone has tips on how to memorise the data in a small time frame, iv tried flash cards and even recorded myself on my phone to listen in the car 😂 it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to everyone still to sit assessments and waiting to hear the results.
DG

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Hey Darren,

I also have my stage 2 on Tuesday but unlike you I don't have too far to travel. I'm from Margate and I'm getting the train down. I've also got flash cards but I'm not even all the way through the booklet yet so I need to put my head down and get stuck in. Luckily enough I'll be sitting on the train for about 4 hours so I can use that time wisely 😁
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 20:50
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Originally Posted by RussLee
Hey Darren,

I also have my stage 2 on Tuesday but unlike you I don't have too far to travel. I'm from Margate and I'm getting the train down. I've also got flash cards but I'm not even all the way through the booklet yet so I need to put my head down and get stuck in. Luckily enough I'll be sitting on the train for about 4 hours so I can use that time wisely 😁
Edit: it's the ibis in Portsmouth I'm staying at 😂
Good luck to us both then Russ, I'm convinced they make it that difficult so very few candidates will get 100%, at least thats what I'm hoping 🤞
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 11:57
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Edit: it's the ibis in Portsmouth I'm staying at 😂
Good luck to us both then Russ, I'm convinced they make it that difficult so very few candidates will get 100%, at least thats what I'm hoping 🤞
I've sorted out my accommodation via airbnb. As I don't drive I needed to find a place quite close. If you haven't seen it already I suggest watching "Skies above Britain" you can find it on YouTube and it's definitely worth a watch 😉

I did try sending you a PM but looks like your inbox is full.

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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 19:53
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Good luck with the Stage 2 on Tuesday guys! I've still to book in a date atm as have a number of essays due in next month and want to be able to fully focus on the manual and Stage 2 prep.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 13:03
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Originally Posted by StuBob
Good luck with the Stage 2 on Tuesday guys! I've still to book in a date atm as have a number of essays due in next month and want to be able to fully focus on the manual and Stage 2 prep.
Thanks StuBob. Good luck to you too for when you do yours! 😁
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 00:56
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Hi, thanks for all the valuable advise on this page, it has answered tonnes of questions I would have had,

I'm flying down from Glasgow on Monday to do stage 2 on Tuesday. Even saw someone mention the ibis in Southampton I'm staying at for 2 nights. Looking forward to it but nervously trying to memorise all the aircraft details.

Anyone else going on Tuesday, send me a dm and also if anyone has tips on how to memorise the data in a small time frame, iv tried flash cards and even recorded myself on my phone to listen in the car 😂 it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to everyone still to sit assessments and waiting to hear the results.
DG

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Hey man,

I have my stage 2 on next Friday and I'm flying from Australia.

They couldn't possibly expect us to memorise all the aircraft info could they? Let me know how yours goes!

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Old 28th Nov 2018, 08:38
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Originally Posted by simba090
Hey man,

I have my stage 2 on next Friday and I'm flying from Australia.

They couldn't possibly expect us to memorise all the aircraft info could they? Let me know how yours goes!

Simon
I would try to memorise as much as you can for the knowledge test.
Sat my stage 2 yesterday so I'm now going to be checking my email daily to find out 😅 #fingerscrossed
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 22:43
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Found out this morning I have passed stage 2, so happy! Thanks again for all the advice on this thread, it helped a lot. No dates available for Prestwick yet to do stage 3 so just a waiting game.

How do you unlock private messages on this, getting notifications saying I have some but can't read them or send them.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 06:08
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Originally Posted by simba090
Hey man,

I have my stage 2 on next Friday and I'm flying from Australia.

They couldn't possibly expect us to memorise all the aircraft info could they? Let me know how yours goes!

​​​​​​​Simon
The issue with someone saying "yes revise that" or "no, you won't need to worry so much about that" is that we all may sit slightly different tests. The test may be the same for all or it might be updated to place different emphasis on different learning areas - or they may have a selection of slightly different ones randomised per Stage 2 session. The only advice I'd give is learn everything in there but making sure you take out what you believe is key information first.

Originally Posted by DarrenG42
I would try to memorise as much as you can for the knowledge test.
Sat my stage 2 yesterday so I'm now going to be checking my email daily to find out 😅 #fingerscrossed
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Good luck Darren!
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 11:31
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I agree with Trevor. Take out what you think are key bits of information. Then learn as much as you can after that. It will only harm to know too little here rather than too much.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 13:00
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Found out this morning I have passed stage 2, so happy! Thanks again for all the advice on this thread, it helped a lot. No dates available for Prestwick yet to do stage 3 so just a waiting game.

How do you unlock private messages on this, getting notifications saying I have some but can't read them or send them.
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Congrats Darren, you must be buzzing!

That's handy they offer the further stages at Prestwick, I'd be in same boat if I make it past Stage 2. Still yet to book it though
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 14:47
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Found out this morning I have passed stage 2, so happy! Thanks again for all the advice on this thread, it helped a lot. No dates available for Prestwick yet to do stage 3 so just a waiting game.

How do you unlock private messages on this, getting notifications saying I have some but can't read them or send them.
Thanks
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Well done Darren, I have also passed and I'm now just waiting for a date some time in February. That way I have plenty of time to learn the book inside out and prepare for the interview questions.

Wishing you good luck. Let me know how you get on! 👍
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 15:52
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42
Found out this morning I have passed stage 2, so happy! Thanks again for all the advice on this thread, it helped a lot. No dates available for Prestwick yet to do stage 3 so just a waiting game.

How do you unlock private messages on this, getting notifications saying I have some but can't read them or send them.
Thanks
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OK, that's weird as when I replied above, this post wasn't there!

Well done on passing and keep checking for Prestwick dates - there aren't many of them and they fill fast!

Originally Posted by RussLee
Well done Darren, I have also passed and I'm now just waiting for a date some time in February. That way I have plenty of time to learn the book inside out and prepare for the interview questions.

Wishing you good luck. Let me know how you get on! ��
Well done also Russ!
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 14:50
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For those of you who have been through the process, how long did it take you to get security clearance?

Also as far as I'm aware Global in Gloucester only do approach and aerodrome (as well as basic), is that correct? What about CTC? Do they do everything i.e. approach, aerodrome, and area as well?
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 15:56
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Originally Posted by ddkknntt
For those of you who have been through the process, how long did it take you to get security clearance?

Also as far as I'm aware Global in Gloucester only do approach and aerodrome (as well as basic), is that correct? What about CTC? Do they do everything i.e. approach, aerodrome, and area as well?
I haven't received mine yet but was told 6-7 weeks. I'm hoping they'll want to clear the decks before Christmas as that could add extra time. I submitted mine about 3 weeks ago now.

And yes as far as I know CTC/Jerez do everything
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 17:20
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Originally Posted by ddkknntt
For those of you who have been through the process, how long did it take you to get security clearance?

Also as far as I'm aware Global in Gloucester only do approach and aerodrome (as well as basic), is that correct?
Mine took about 8 weeks. And yes, only ADI and APS ratings.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 13:16
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Hi all!

I've been reading this forum for a while, and decided to join. I had my interview on the 21st of November, and found out I passed the next day. I'll be going to Global in Gloucester at the beginning of March, and was wondering if there were any WhatsApp/Facebook groups for people going to that course.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 22:01
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Does anyone have the diagram showing the number of applicants getting through each stage of the process? Can't seem to access that page anymore on Nats site
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