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NATS interview process

Old 18th Jun 2008, 11:09
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Depends on how far apart they are when the lower aircraft asks for climb, depends on the type of aircraft it is (A340 or something with a similar climb rate) and how busy I am.

If I'm busy then the plane will probably wait, unless I have a need to vector it for something else which would fit in with climbing it against the other aircraft.

My immediate reaction would be to wait until they've passed, but if there's other conflicting aircraft behind the first one then it may not get a climb at all - if I've got to put four or five aircraft on headings to climb one then it may not be worth it. If it's a safety reason, like icing, then of course it will be done as soon as I can accommodate it, if the pilot just wants to save a few quid then iot will be done when and if I have time.

That probably doesn't make much sense, but without seeing the exact situation I couldn't say what I'd do. It's the usual situation of asking 10 controllers what they would do and getting 11 answers back. The trick is to keep your workload as low as possible whilst still giving planes what they want.
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 12:06
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No, that makes perfect sense. A fluid situation makes for fluid solutions.
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 17:36
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quoting simfly

You just have to get your head down, do the work, and do a few hours study most nights, and a lot more in the days coming up to an exam.
...says the man who's the king of the remote control, with long night shifts of TV and whisky, is never seen doing any work and passes everything first time !
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 18:23
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...says the man who's the king of the remote control, with long night shifts of TV and whisky, is never seen doing any work and passes everything first time !
I do it all when you've gone to bed, the whiskey is so I don't have to "go out" and saves me money as we're only on 10k Otherwise I couldn't be that good, could I???
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 21:00
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smellysnelly,
I see your location indicator has changed to LTCC. Good news I hope! Which frequencies will you be doing? I might be able to hear you on my "tranceiver".
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 21:59
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simfly... the night prowler. and there may or may not be video evidence of this

i saw him mis-identify an aircraft... once.
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 15:59
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Would just like to wish the guys who were at their 3rd stage interview today (Scott, John etc) the best of luck... and hope to see you all in sunny Bournemouth soon!
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 22:45
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has anyone ever gone again to the interview b4to the 12 month ban ends?
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 22:54
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Ug, just fell down at stage two. I think it was the interview rather than the computer tests. Going to phone HR tomorrow to see if they'll give me any feedback.


... dough


If anything I feel a little more confident now for when I reapply.

PS: If anyone has any issues with where the stage 2 is held or how to get there once you are nearby then feel free to contact me as I work just up the road from the place.
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 11:09
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NATS interview

Hi guys,

I have my stage 1 interview next month and was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what to expect?

I have read that alot of people are failing at the 2nd and 3rd stages.....is it really that difficult to get through? It seriously making me lack in confidance!

Any information would be greatly received!! xx
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 11:58
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Hey amydunn, Just study the material they sent you and check out the spacial reasoning tests online and you should do great
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Old 21st Jun 2008, 13:36
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ACC & Tower Visit???

Hi all, am currently putting in preperations for my stage three and of part of this am hoping to pay a visit to Prestwick ACC & a Tower (preferably in north England). Could anyone please help ?? Many thanks in advance.
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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 14:53
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Amydunn,

Good advice from alphamaniac. Just read the material you are given lots of times and the motivation paper is easy, and as for the spacial reasoning, the tests are the same as the pdf they give you to look at, just more questions and a little harder maybe (especially with time constraints). But nothing should really take you by surprise.

As for stage 2, I failed last week, but some of us get through right? So thats not really worth worrying about, just go with it as you get to it.
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Old 22nd Jun 2008, 17:28
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Bournemouth!

mattaysmittay

Cheers for the good luck message matey! I got in and should be at the college in october or january. Hope you and the other guys at CTC on the 19th made it through and hope to see you at the college!

Andy
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Old 24th Jun 2008, 14:59
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I'm hoping to arrange a tower visit prior to my stage 3 interview next month. Ideally I would like to visit the one at Birmingham, but would be more than willing to consider elsewhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to who to contact with regards to this?
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 15:00
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Hi, with my stage 2 fast approaching i have suddenly become increasing nervous about the upcoming interviews. I am confident that i have put in enough work to pass the motivation paper(btw, does anyone know the required pass mark?), but most of all i am insecure that my age and inexperiences may hinder my ability to sufficiently answer some of the HR questions. I plan on traveling down from b'ham on the day of assessment (12:15), So does anyone have any advice or wanna talk me through the day to help calm my nerves!

Cheers!
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 16:25
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Don't be worried about your age I know (have heard of) a certain SATCO who did his at 18 and is now in a place of.. unfortunate power.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 16:53
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Yeah, age doesn't come into the equation; some of us went through the selection process at 17/18, and we haven't done too bad.....

We look for maturity, not age.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 19:54
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Ah, i am more then aware of Gonzo's Youth when starting his training, however i am not in the situation to supplement my answers with endless aviation experiences.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 20:02
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Does anyone know if the motivation paper in stage2 is multiple choice the same as in stage1 ?

Thanks
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