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NATS interview process

Old 25th Feb 2019, 11:20
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Originally Posted by BARRY_SCOTT View Post
It is possible you'll get your clearance once you've started.
Fair enough. I got an offer 6 months before my start date so would be amazed if it took that long but there you go. I can imagine with all of the trainees they have to process it can take a while.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 11:37
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Originally Posted by FlightStrip View Post
Lemonair MoD form - is that a form where you need 10 years work history or 5? and 10 years friendship history for character references?
Haha it may as well be 5 years' worth of addresses and any cohabiting partners. And then a work reference to cover at least the last year. I think character references and interviews are the next clearance level up.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 12:55
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Hi, is anyone else booked onto the stage 3 assessment day on the 5th March?? Very nervous and would appreciate any hints and tips on how to best prepare myself. I'm only 18 and am aware people my age have been turned away on the basis of "lack of life experience"? How can i show them i'm ready for the challenge?
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 13:14
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Lemonair Thank you. Do you happen to remember the form number? Is it the NSV001 form? (can't post the link yet but it's 66-pages long)
I also found that there can be a 3-hours long interview at home or workplace depending of which level of security vetting it is: CTC (Counter Terrorism Check), SC (Security Check) or DV (Developed Vetting) which also has its Enhanced version. Do NATS state it anywhere in the process which level it is?
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 15:01
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Originally Posted by FlightStrip View Post
Lemonair Thank you. Do you happen to remember the form number? Is it the NSV001 form? (can't post the link yet but it's 66-pages long)
I also found that there can be a 3-hours long interview at home or workplace depending of which level of security vetting it is: CTC (Counter Terrorism Check), SC (Security Check) or DV (Developed Vetting) which also has its Enhanced version. Do NATS state it anywhere in the process which level it is?
I think it's SV from what I remember. Don't have the form to hand but you might be able to find it online somewhere, I'm not sure. They'll send you everything you need though when they start the process.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 17:30
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ATC Stage 2

Hi, for stage 2 NATS, do you get tested on strip display management? I've talked to one person I met who did it and passed but forgot to write it down, but he said it was easier than the ANS initial test
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Old 26th Feb 2019, 14:56
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
Is it still the booklet from august 2016 ???
This is the one I am revising currently yup.

Flying down to take the test two weeks tomorrow - I'm feeling pretty confident as there is more than enough time to revise.

However my question for those who have completed the knowledge test at the start of Stage 2 - are there any curveballs that are thrown in? Or is it a case of all the questions being related exactly to the literature provided?

Thanks
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 14:48
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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.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 19:43
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Originally Posted by norse12 View Post
YB24 regarding how long it should take to learn the booklet, if you can put aside 5 x 2hr study sessions that should be enough for most. However, a Scottish lad turned up at CTC a couple years ago, HR hadn't emailed him the booklet in advance. They asked if he was still happy to sit the test that day. They printed it out and he sat in the corner for 1.5 hrs reading the booklet, then sat the test and passed! Needless to say he is now valid at Prestwick.
Thank you for the advice, I've just booked up today for the end of the month, time to start reading up!
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 14:05
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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
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 20:38
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Originally Posted by HelenO View Post
Hi, Just wondering if anyone who passed stage 3 at the end of January has been given a start date yet?
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.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 14:48
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What dates are available for the Stage 3 so far ?
i have my stage 2 the 22 of march but i have already passed the feast 1 and 2 so it should not be a problem .
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 20:53
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
Do you guys ( who re-apply ) have issues to choose and book a day for the stage 2 ???
I get an error message -_- .
I email nats recruitment and they send me this email :

We are experiencing technical issues for candidates wishing to reapply .



We are however working on a new selection model and would ask that you continue to be patient with us whilst we complete this task.

Our plan is to go live with the new application model in April 2019 and will send new links then in order for you to re-apply.

In implementing this new model it will give us the opportunity to transform the way in which we conduct our Trainee Air Traffic Controller application process. It will also deliver significant changes and lasting benefits both to the application process and transform the way we do business in NATS.



Our new selection process

The new selection process, launching early April will have three key stages:



Stage 1 - Online Ability Tests

Stage 2 - Online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and an Online Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)

Stage 3 - An Assessment centre where you will take part in an interview, a group exercise and will retake the ability tests .

That sounds harder than before ...
Thank you for this!
Good news for foreigners like myself.
Though sounds like a way harder process.
Looking forward to applying in may though.
FEAST or part of it or new version of it will be in step 1 and 3 than, but DART may be off, which is sad as it was really an interesting test that gives a serious hint about the job i guess
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 22:16
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Originally Posted by Beany1889 View Post

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.
Ahh good to know its not just me waiting! Im getting so impatient though, just want to know now!
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 06:28
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Originally Posted by HelenO View Post
Ahh good to know its not just me waiting! Im getting so impatient though, just want to know now!
So I believe they've had to push back two courses which might be why you guys haven't got dates yet. I was meant to be starting in May and it's now July. Had already given my notice in at current work so had to ask very nicely to stay longer
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 07:22
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I was supposed to be starting in aprilqt CTC but thatís been pushed back to July so thatís probably why no one is getting start dates at the moment. Just hang on in there, youíll get one eventually!
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 18:13
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla View Post
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, 09:48
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Originally Posted by dazaroo View Post
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, 13:07
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Originally Posted by HelenO View Post
I start in Gloucester in July too! 😁
ps congratulations on getting your place!
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 16:58
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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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