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NATS interview process

Old 3rd Mar 2019, 19:13
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla
Sat my stage 3 on 26th, just waiting to hear back now. We were told to expect a call/email by the end of today, but I've seen others say it took longer to hear.

​​​​​​Sick with nerves now
Hey man,

Did you receive good news in the end?

I ended up getting a call on the Thursday (28th) with the news. I have a start date in July at Gloucester.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 10:48
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Originally Posted by dazaroo
Hey man,

Did you receive good news in the end?

I ended up getting a call on the Thursday (28th) with the news. I have a start date in July at Gloucester.
I start in Gloucester in July too! 😁
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 14:07
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Originally Posted by HelenO
I start in Gloucester in July too! 😁
ps congratulations on getting your place!
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 17:58
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Holy cow - it's over

So I just got an email 20 minutes after I leave the building telling me I passed DART. I am an accountant by trade so imagining myself as an ATC just became a little less fantasy! The test day was great. We started at 10. 13 entered of which 7 failed the FEAST. Apparently its rare that half of the applicants pass but we did it. The tests started out very straightforward and progressed in difficulty, but they really ease you into it and with the right mindset there's no chance you will panic.

I am happy to answer any questions about the day via PM. Wish you all the best of luck and thanks to posters in this thread for tips!

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Old 5th Mar 2019, 06:53
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Originally Posted by Beany1889

Hi, I passed stage 3 in late January, I havenít been given a start date yet but have been told it will be July at the earliest.
Have you been given a date yet? I emailed them and asked for the Gloucester one and got it so worth emailing them if you haven't heard yet!
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 10:17
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Hey!
I'm in the same situation. I passed stage 3 early February and apart from getting an email about my medical date, have not heard anything else!
Might try giving them an email. Is it just the recruitment email address you used?

Cheers
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 17:11
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Originally Posted by shaemartini
Hey!
I'm in the same situation. I passed stage 3 early February and apart from getting an email about my medical date, have not heard anything else!
Might try giving them an email. Is it just the recruitment email address you used?

Cheers
Yep the HR one to Michelle Hart I think it was
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 20:53
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Originally Posted by Lemonair
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I did read somewhere that the Jerez lot don't get the £60 as it's in lieu of having your accommodation and food paid for in Spain. But I don't know for sure.
Correct, we don't receive that payment. Accommodation and three meals per day are paid for by NATS directly to FTE Jerez.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 20:57
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Originally Posted by Lemonair
I believe flights are also included as well as a weekend allowance too.
Flights from the UK to here and back at the end of the course are provided as are flights for a "mid term break" (dates set by NATS/FTE) however those mid-term flights won't necessarily be to your home airport - it's likely to be London (any), Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow so if you live a bit from any of these (like I do up the north of Scotland), then you'll still have some travel to get home.

No weekend allowance - however with the lack of paying out for accommodation and food coupled with the cheap Social Club prices (and "interesting" measures!), you really don't need much more than your salary!
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 21:02
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Originally Posted by StuBob
If anyone had had their Stage 3 interview recently and could help out with any tips or advice they found would be helpful it would be much appreciated.

Also is it just a straight forward interview? The latest posts relating to it on this thread would suggest it is but the email still contains reference to competency, technical and Eurocontrol test elements.
StuBob , know it's a bit late given your interview is tomorrow however make sure you've remembered the stuff in the Stage 2 document - and think about the content as well as remembering it!

There shouldn't be any Eurocontrol testing at Stage 3, think that was done at some CTC-based Stage 3 interviews but they're not setup at Prestwick for that. It'll be an interview, and some testing around the document.

Good luck!
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 00:57
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Thanks Trevor Hannant, I have been trying to get as much info as I could including learning the booklet an also managing to book a visit to Prestwick prior to Stage 3 however still hasn't helped with the pre-interview nerves.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 22:17
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How long after stage 3?

Hey,

How long after stage 3 did it take you to find out if you passed or not? I did mine 15th Jan and still haven't heard

Thanks
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 08:43
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Originally Posted by Grinnald
Hey,

How long after stage 3 did it take you to find out if you passed or not? I did mine 15th Jan and still haven't heard

Thanks
For myself it was the next day, but depending on how busy they are it sounds like it can take a couple of weeks. Nearly two months though is excessive so maybe drop them an email or give them a call?
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 09:24
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I was just under a week. I’d certainly get in touch with them and check as L says...
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 11:43
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Originally Posted by Grinnald
Hey,

How long after stage 3 did it take you to find out if you passed or not? I did mine 15th Jan and still haven't heard

Thanks
I did my stage 3 at the beginning of February and found out about 6 days after. I think they quote something like 30 days (might be wrong) so this seems quite a long time - definitely would drop the recruitment people an email
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 11:53
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Hi all,
Heard from recruitment yesterday that my start date will be October in Jerez - wanted to see if anyone else on here has the same course?
I hope the weather is nice in the winter...
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 16:22
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Originally Posted by Tjro
Hi all,
Heard from recruitment yesterday that my start date will be October in Jerez - wanted to see if anyone else on here has the same course?
I hope the weather is nice in the winter...
Hi Tjro,

I heard today that I will be starting in October at Jerez, if you would like to email me at [email protected] we can talk more 👍 well done!!
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 16:51
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CarolineS - I've seen your message and yes I am on the July course, but I can't message you as it says your inbox is full. Sometimes that happens if you're new and don't have a posting history! Post a little on here and then it should work.

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Old 7th Mar 2019, 17:01
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Ah yeah I just got an email saying that, didn't realise I could only have one message! Glad there's at least 2 of us on here
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 07:13
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Originally Posted by CarolineS
Ah yeah I just got an email saying that, didn't realise I could only have one message! Glad there's at least 2 of us on here
Yeah I've not found anyone else yet. Am kind of surprised with there being 20 of us. Which stage 3 were you in?
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