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NATS interview process

Old 5th Dec 2018, 15:43
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Originally Posted by Arg1203 View Post
@DarrenG42 - I have a copy - feel free to PM your email and I can forward onto you.
Would you mind to email me a copy too? I can pm you my email address. Thanks!

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Old 5th Dec 2018, 16:41
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For anyone interested in the infographic...

hopefully this works!
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 17:34
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Originally Posted by chips1 View Post
Yeah I've had the medical but needed one bit of follow up completed which I sent to them weeks ago so just wondering when you hear in that instance, not sure how long it takes.
Might be worth ringing up the AME to see if they have received the information. I had something similar where they had trouble receiving to follow up information to complete the medial.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 06:09
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Originally Posted by SHI64 View Post
Thank you. Thats very helpful.

I've had a good look at parking posts on here but couldnít find information on parking on roads so just wondered if anyone had parked on the roads nearby instead of the shopping center?
Whilst you can't park on site, I parked on the road pretty much right outside. I did get there about 30 minutes early as its quite a busy business park.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 17:50
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Hi guys,

I've stumbled upon this thread whilst looking online and found some of the comments really helpful. I'm applying to NATS for the 2nd time after failing the stage 1 tests last year through being completely unprepared and generally just not knowing what to expect.

I'm wondering if anybody that has failed stage 1 before has went on to pass it on their second attempt? I'm also wondering how often the stage 2 assessments are held, should be successful at passing stage 1 in the next day or two.

Cheers!
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Old 8th Dec 2018, 08:56
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Hi Calum.

I failed Part 1 a few years ago then passed at my second attempt this year. If you remember what you struggled on last year, take some time to work on those areas before you start the Stage 1 tests - I did that and it helped considerably.

As far as Stage 2 goes, there's assessment centres regularly and you'll get dates available for a few months ahead. I passed mine at the beginning of April but selected a Stage 2 date of end of August as it suited me better at the time.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 17:44
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Hey has anyone who passed stage 2 on 23rd Nov or later had any dates for stage 3 yet?
I passed stage 2 and had the email saying congrats etc on Nov 26th, but still as of yet had no email with dates to book stage 3. Wondering if this is a normal waiting timeframe given how prompt everything else has been so far?
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 07:16
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Originally Posted by Beaves View Post
Hey has anyone who passed stage 2 on 23rd Nov or later had any dates for stage 3 yet?
I passed stage 2 and had the email saying congrats etc on Nov 26th, but still as of yet had no email with dates to book stage 3. Wondering if this is a normal waiting timeframe given how prompt everything else has been so far?
Hi Beaves,

Yes I had mine on Nov 27th and I had an email the day after with a link that I can book my dates on. Have you checked your spam folder as I recall someone saying to check there a few pages back. If not I would suggest you contact them.
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 09:48
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Originally Posted by YannLePentrec View Post
Not allowed to post the link, but the page is no longer there.
The infographic has already been posted, but if you need the whole page, it is on WayBack Machine - the Web Archive website.
You can find the link to that page on another page on the NATS website and paste it onto the Web Archive website.

Originally Posted by YannLePentrec View Post
Don't know why they'd take this down and leave others pages with out of date/incorrect info up.
I have heard from a NATS ATCO interviewer that the selection test is going to be "streamlined" or "trimmed a little bit" next year with "some bits removed". I don't have any further details :)
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 11:35
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Originally Posted by RussLee View Post
Hi Beaves,

Yes I had mine on Nov 27th and I had an email the day after with a link that I can book my dates on. Have you checked your spam folder as I recall someone saying to check there a few pages back. If not I would suggest you contact them.
Cheers Russ,
Thought it was a bit strange! But wasn't sure if Christmas time was getting in the way of admin.
Emailed them anyway last night and they've promptly replied with a link - booked onto 5th Feb at CTC.
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 17:08
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Originally Posted by FlightStrip View Post
I have heard from a NATS ATCO interviewer that the selection test is going to be "streamlined" or "trimmed a little bit" next year with "some bits removed". I don't have any further details
Perhaps without Multipass on a permanent basis, as they have done recently. I'd be surprised if they chopped even more out, then applying for ANS truly would be a marathon in comparison. I spoke to an ATCO over the last few months who said he's seeing more and more student ATCOs struggling to validate, but that could be due to an increase in volume of trainees alone rather than a percentage increase in people finding validation challenging. Plus it's not representative of the whole of the UK, just that single airport.

But still, a comprehensive selection process is a good thing in the long run.
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 18:16
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Originally Posted by Trevor Hannant View Post
Hi Calum.

I failed Part 1 a few years ago then passed at my second attempt this year. If you remember what you struggled on last year, take some time to work on those areas before you start the Stage 1 tests - I did that and it helped considerably.

As far as Stage 2 goes, there's assessment centres regularly and you'll get dates available for a few months ahead. I passed mine at the beginning of April but selected a Stage 2 date of end of August as it suited me better at the time.
Thanks a lot. I've been doing a lot of practice tests to help with what I failed on the last time. I just reapplied this evening expecting to automatically get the link to sit stage 0/1 but haven't had any correspondence - it simply says "reapplied" on the application status section.

I'll keep you updated - hoping I at least get a shot at stage 2!
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 21:42
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Hi all,

I've got my stage 2 coming up for the 29th of Jan. How are you guys finding the revision paper?
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 15:59
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 12:13
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 23:51
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Hi, when I go to apply on NATS one of the questions on the application is: "If you wear glasses or have had [email protected] eye surgery please provide your CAA Class 3 results (if neither, select Not Relevant)" - the choices are: OK, Unfit or Not Relevant.

I'm a bit confused about this since from my understanding the "CAA Class 3" is the medical they give you if you make it through all the other stages. For anyone who applied with glasses/laser eye surgery how did you answer this question, did you book a separate medical before you applied?

I would really appreciate any advice.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 14:12
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Hope everyone had a good christmas!

Got a quick question for those who have completed stage 3 interview process, got mine coming up on the 23rd jan and just wondering how the day was laid out.
My assessor at stage 2 seemed to say it was an interview that lasts about two hours with 3/4 people on the panel and two scenarios to work through, but my slot is booked for all day and heard a rumour of a group exercise on top?

If anyone that has completed this stage could help, would love any bit of info to help. Prepare prepare prepare!

Thanks for any help in advance!
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 14:17
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Originally Posted by Castles View Post
Hi, when I go to apply on NATS one of the questions on the application is: "If you wear glasses or have had [email protected] eye surgery please provide your CAA Class 3 results (if neither, select Not Relevant)" - the choices are: OK, Unfit or Not Relevant.

I'm a bit confused about this since from my understanding the "CAA Class 3" is the medical they give you if you make it through all the other stages. For anyone who applied with glasses/laser eye surgery how did you answer this question, did you book a separate medical before you applied?

I would really appreciate any advice.
I applied with the understanding, that as long as you are confident you can pass the CAA Class 3 at the medical you should be fine, but i was equally as confused
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 17:00
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Originally Posted by darnakie View Post
Hope everyone had a good christmas!

Got a quick question for those who have completed stage 3 interview process, got mine coming up on the 23rd jan and just wondering how the day was laid out.
My assessor at stage 2 seemed to say it was an interview that lasts about two hours with 3/4 people on the panel and two scenarios to work through, but my slot is booked for all day and heard a rumour of a group exercise on top?

If anyone that has completed this stage could help, would love any bit of info to help. Prepare prepare prepare!

Thanks for any help in advance!
Closer to the date you'll receive an email with a slot. It'll last about 2 hours. There'll be an ATC and a workplace psychologist interviewing you. No group exercise. Just you.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 01:29
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Hi all, been lurking for the past few weeks while going through/researching the early stages of the interview process. I have my stage 2 session at Whiteley on 21 January - is anyone else here joining on that day?

I'm feeling confident about the ATC knowledge test and the DART, but FEAST has me worried since I feel like I struggled a bit with the rapid-fire thinking involved in stage 1. Are there any good resources online that I can use to sharpen up my thinking to better suit the requirements of the test?

Thanks in advance!
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