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NATS interview process

Old 13th Jan 2019, 21:16
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Join Date: Sep 2018
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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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you値l be contacted a few days before your chosen date with your time slot. You have to turn up 30 minutes before your slot (if I remember correctly) and then you do your interview which is an hour and a half and then you can leave
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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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Join Date: Jan 2019
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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, 08:05
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Originally Posted by Geccouk View Post
I've been offered a spot on the 29th April, is there anyone else on here who has?
Im due to start on April 29th c: if you private message me your number I値l add you to the WhatsApp group we have!
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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 I値l 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 15th Jan 2019, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Niki86 View Post
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.
ive got my medical on the 29th January so couple of weeks time. If you want to be added to our WhatsApp group feel free to message me your number c:
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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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Old 17th Jan 2019, 12:02
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I've finally bitten the bullet and booked onto my Stage 2 day on 4th February. Just have to cram it in alongside uni and work!
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Old 17th Jan 2019, 12:43
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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Hi all, I've been offered a place at Global Gloucester in March with my medical on 21st Feb.
Wondering if there is any group chats for those going to Global in March? Cheers.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 00:16
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Stage 3

Hello Everyone!

I'm another long-time lurker finally making my first post. I've got my Stage 3 booked on Tuesday 22 Jan. I also initially received an 08:00-16:00 timeslot for the Stage 3 Assessment Day but have now been provided a later start time.

I'm also wondering if anyone has had to go into their NATS profile pages to update any details? I had to update a change of address and this is where you can do that. I noticed that in my profile there is the option of filling in education history, work history and skills. I'm not sure now if this is something we must fill in. It probably wouldn't do any harm to. Has anyone else encountered this?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:35
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Quite a few people seem to be being offered courses at Global / Jerez these days. Seeing as I'm not going to be applying for 1 year or so, are these locations likely to still be around or is it more of a temporary thing to resolve capacity issues?

A couple of other questions regarding the 'new' training locations::

- Do you get to submit a preference for which training location you would like or is it completely random?
- Is the full 6-9 months of college based training delivered at Global/Jerez, or just the 2 month basic course?
- Do students at these locations all go down the aerodrome/approach route or do they also deliver area training?

Cheers
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 18:51
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
Quite a few people seem to be being offered courses at Global / Jerez these days. Seeing as I'm not going to be applying for 1 year or so, are these locations likely to still be around or is it more of a temporary thing to resolve capacity issues?

A couple of other questions regarding the 'new' training locations::

- Do you get to submit a preference for which training location you would like or is it completely random?
- Is the full 6-9 months of college based training delivered at Global/Jerez, or just the 2 month basic course?
- Do students at these locations all go down the aerodrome/approach route or do they also deliver area training?

Cheers
It may be worth getting a getting a different user name. You'll p*ss around 90% of your instructors off if they find out it's you with such an awful name-should you ever get that far!!!!.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 20:23
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Originally Posted by 250 kts View Post
It may be worth getting a getting a different user name. You'll p*ss around 90% of your instructors off if they find out it's you with such an awful name-should you ever get that far!!!!.
To be honest people don't tend to call me my PPRuNe user name in real life....
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 20:39
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Don't know if it's changed, I was offered a place in Jerez but didn't have to accept it. There was no choice in either Whiteley or Global.

If you go to Global you'll go down the aerodrome/approach radar route, doing all your training there and then get posted to a unit. Can't speak for the other places.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 20:54
  #10938 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
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So I've got my stage 3 coming up and am confused about something on the NATS website. On the 'How to apply' page it says that for stage 3 it is essential that you provide evidence of your achievements. Does this mean give examples of things you've done, or literally have evidence like certificates etc. Thanks in advance everyone!
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 22:33
  #10939 (permalink)  
 
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
Quite a few people seem to be being offered courses at Global / Jerez these days. Seeing as I'm not going to be applying for 1 year or so, are these locations likely to still be around or is it more of a temporary thing to resolve capacity issues?

A couple of other questions regarding the 'new' training locations::

- Do you get to submit a preference for which training location you would like or is it completely random?
- Is the full 6-9 months of college based training delivered at Global/Jerez, or just the 2 month basic course?
- Do students at these locations all go down the aerodrome/approach route or do they also deliver area training?

Cheers
Jerez you complete your basic training out there (3 months) and then do the rest of your training at CTC as far as I know
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 04:45
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Originally Posted by HannahWrigley View Post


Jerez you complete your basic training out there (3 months) and then do the rest of your training at CTC as far as I know
I知 on the Jerez course starting on the 8th of May and I致e been told 6 and a half months, but I知 not sure what痴 changed as I thought it was 3 months too when I applied.
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