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NATS interview process

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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Old 30th Dec 2018, 17:49
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Originally Posted by YannLePentrec View Post
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.
Thanks YannLePentrec for the help!
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 15:42
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Has anyone tried applying for NATS three times? I know they changed the rules a little while ago to allow previous applicants to apply again after a year but not sure if this extends to a third attempt! Would be interested to hear of anyone who has.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 16:45
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Originally Posted by AustralianSam View Post
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!
No - it's an aptitude test. It is testing your skills/how your brain works - you can't "study" or "learn" for these kinda things.

Just go in, take your time, and do the practice at the start of each test.

Good Luck!
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 17:06
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Originally Posted by AustralianSam View Post
I'm feeling confident about the ATC knowledge test and the DART
Unless you've done DART before how are you feeling confident about it? Not meaning to be a douche, just curious.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 15:49
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FEAST AND DART

I can't speak for anyone else but I purchased the Skytest software having failed the FEAST test nearly 5 years ago. As a result of practicing the tests, I managed to pass it this time round and also passed the DART test too. Some say it's a waste of time, but for me helped me immensely.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 13:25
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Originally Posted by YannLePentrec View Post
Unless you've done DART before how are you feeling confident about it? Not meaning to be a douche, just curious.
No worries at all! My father is an ATC in Australia so I've played around with the sims there while growing up, as well as the online games which I've been told are decent approximations of the thought processes you need for the test.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 09:39
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Stage 2

Hi, been lurking for a while, finally got my stage 2 booked for 8th Feb. Looking forward to it, anyone else going then?
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 19:50
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I've been waiting to book my Stage 2 date since 7th November but still not found a suitable date as yet, as I look to finish my degree too. Ideally I want to give it my full attention so it has been difficult to program this into my schedule at the moment. Hoping I will have a better idea next week when classes start back and I have dates of final assignments I can get booked in soon.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 21:34
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Originally Posted by scottishguy1980 View Post
I can't speak for anyone else but I purchased the Skytest software having failed the FEAST test nearly 5 years ago. As a result of practicing the tests, I managed to pass it this time round and also passed the DART test too. Some say it's a waste of time, but for me helped me immensely.
Hey mate, I've sent you a PM hoping you can clarify a few queries.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 21:59
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Hi, I've replied to you. Check your inbox.
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