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NATS interview process

Old 30th Dec 2018, 17:49
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Join Date: Dec 2018
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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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Old 10th Jan 2019, 23:11
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by scottishguy1980 View Post
Hi, I've replied to you. Check your inbox.
Thanks mate!
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:12
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Hi all, I've been lurking on here for a while whilst going through the process. Lots of great help and advice.

I've been offered a place at Global starting in March with my medical on 24/01 at Swanwick.

Cheers for all the help.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 20:31
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Can you give me a bit of a idea what the day looks like for stage 3 please? Mostly just stuff on here about stage 2 and some of the stage 3 is a bit older so not sure if it's still the same.
Iv got my stage 3 on 22nd Jan. Been told it's 8-4 but have seen a lot of different write ups
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 21:24
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Originally Posted by DarrenG42 View Post
Can you give me a bit of a idea what the day looks like for stage 3 please? Mostly just stuff on here about stage 2 and some of the stage 3 is a bit older so not sure if it's still the same.
Iv got my stage 3 on 22nd Jan. Been told it's 8-4 but have seen a lot of different write ups
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That's what the email said for me, 8:00-16:00 and, that the day would consist of a 'Competency based and Technical Interview; a Personality Profiling Interview and a EuroControl Computer-Based Assessment'

However my stage 3 was moved to the Solent Hotel near CTC and only lasted for 2ish hours, with no computer test. So my experience will probably be different to others.

If you have done any interview before it will be very similar with them asking about times when you have done something or exhibited a certain trait.
They will also ask questions about the booklet provided and some other more generic questions.

They just want you to be yourself and make sure that their previous stages have accurately picked candidates.

Good luck.
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 12:39
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Course date 29th April

I've been offered a spot on the 29th April, is there anyone else on here who has?
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 19:07
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Originally Posted by HannahWrigley View Post


Im due to start on April 29th c: if you private message me your number Iíll add you to the WhatsApp group we have!
Hi guys,
I'm on the same one.
Have you had your medicals yet?
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 19:17
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I had my medical back in December, but I requested a cancellation in case I could shift onto an earlier course. Originally I was offered on the 29th November, and my medical was booked for 28th February. Hope that helps!
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 22:20
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I will have mine in the first week of March. That doesn't leave much time to find a place to live in Whiteley area.
And I don't really want to quit my current job until I get the medical clearance, just in case...
I hope that everything works out.
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Old 16th Jan 2019, 19:01
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Does anyone know how likely it is to be offered an earlier course? I've been offered a space on the course in Jerez starting in May but if a space opens up I'd like to start earlier. Would it be worth asking? I've already got my medical I'm just waiting on my security. I just don't really want to go to Spain haha
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 05:36
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I've been looking for an earlier course and one hasn't come up, however I was waiting for a cancellation from the Spain course and I think that majority of people want to go on that course.
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