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NATS interview process

Old 16th Mar 2019, 13:38
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Originally Posted by StuBob View Post
I'll likely be harrassing you some more Trevor now that I've been placed on Jerez too. 😁



Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
For the area course , how long is the program , and what qualifications do you get at the end ?
Is it as specify on the fteJerez website or is it different ?
The Area course is somewhere around 9-10 months at Jerez/CTC combines - or CTC on it's own. You'll come away with a student license at the end of it which you will then take to your unit to start unit training and working towards your full license and validations.

Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
Once you've booked in a date for stage 3 how easy is it to change to another if a more ideal date comes up? Is it just case of swapping over on the system like it was for stage 2? Thanks in advance!
If there's dates free, you should be able to change it similar to how you would have done Stage 2.


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Old 19th Mar 2019, 13:07
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Hi everyone, I've been lurking since I applied and now I've got a date for my stage 3 assessment I thought I'd join in! For those who have their course dates - I know that they place you for training where they need/think they will need people but do you get a chance to give a preference? Just out of curiosity since I do have a preference but it's not like I'd turn anything they offered me down! If I get selected of course (fingers crossed!)
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
Reading through the recent posts it appears I was in the same group as you (The bald guy crazy enough to travel from Sydney), so congratulations!

I have personally received the stage 3 email already so I'd definitely get onto the recruitment email and let them know, having spoken to them over the last two days they are very quick to reply and help out.

All the best for the future and perhaps we'll cross paths again sometime.
Hi sir, good to know you're here too, I did what you advised and I have my stage 3 on Thursday 21st - how about you? Hoping you get through. I know that they are looking for a high volume of new ATCs this year so the odds are in our favour.

I share your question about Jerez accommodation - my partner lives with me and would have to cohabit with parents again if he can't accompany me to Spain! Still 3 months doesn't seem that long though...
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 23:38
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boxface from what I've been told, Jerez is a 6 month placement and that is what others previously have detailed. Gloucester and CTC appear to be the shorter basic courses.


MEDICAL query - does anyone know or gone through the medical with a history of medical issues? I admit my health history is pretty much non-existent but in the interests of disclosure I detailed that I had been diagnosed to suffer migraines when I was a kid, some 20 years ago. I've looked everywhere to find further info on this issue in relation to Class 3 ATCO medical clearance and there doesn't appear to be specific reference to it being an issue. However I have received my medical date from NATS who inform me I may require a specialist neurological report relating to this historical issue?

Has anyone else come across this with highlighting previous medical issues or incidents?
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 10:03
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Originally Posted by StuBob View Post
boxface from what I've been told, Jerez is a 6 month placement and that is what others previously have detailed. Gloucester and CTC appear to be the shorter basic courses.


MEDICAL query - does anyone know or gone through the medical with a history of medical issues? I admit my health history is pretty much non-existent but in the interests of disclosure I detailed that I had been diagnosed to suffer migraines when I was a kid, some 20 years ago. I've looked everywhere to find further info on this issue in relation to Class 3 ATCO medical clearance and there doesn't appear to be specific reference to it being an issue. However I have received my medical date from NATS who inform me I may require a specialist neurological report relating to this historical issue?

Has anyone else come across this with highlighting previous medical issues or incidents?
I was asked to bring paperwork regarding my health issues when attending the medical.
The doctor at Swanwick seemed happy with what I've provided but he said that he'll speak with the CAA and they'll decide if it's enough to give me the medical certificate.
The day after my medical I received an email saying that I'll have to see a neurologist at Gatwick (waiting for the date of the appointment now).

I suggest you take whatever paperwork you've got regarding the migraines with you. It could be enough or you could be referred to a neurologist for a further review.

Hope it helps.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 12:45
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Thanks for the info Niki86

That was my concern, is this potentially going to uphold your course start date?
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 14:52
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Jerez - October

Hi, just found out Iíll be going to Jerez in October, recently passed my medical so hopefully my security clearance should be ok. Iíve tried to pm you but your box is full, wanted to see if youíd got a WhatsApp group going that I could join please
Originally Posted by Tjro View Post
Congratulations! Do you want to pm me your number? I've created a WhatsApp group, il add you into it!

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Hi, just found out Iíll be going to Jerez in October, recently passed my medical so hopefully my security clearance should be ok. Iíve tried to pm you but your box is full, wanted to see if youíd got a WhatsApp group going that I could join ple
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 15:42
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Originally Posted by Beany1889 View Post
Hi, just found out Iíll be going to Jerez in October, recently passed my medical so hopefully my security clearance should be ok. Iíve tried to pm you but your box is full, wanted to see if youíd got a WhatsApp group going that I could join please
Hi,

We do have a group going (I've also just messaged StuBob) - if you want to pm me your number I can add you to the group!
I can only have 1 pm stored at a time so il try and get any message I receive deleted so both of you can send me your contact info!

Congratulations on getting through recruitment btw!!

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 15:55
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Originally Posted by boxface View Post
Still 3 months doesn't seem that long though...
You'd be out here for 5 and half to 6 months...

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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 18:55
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Hi, long-time lurker here. I've just got my placement - going to Gloucester in July!
I saw a couple of others have posted that they're on the same course, is there a whatsapp group I can join?

Btw, did you guys get a confirmation email about your placement? I got a phone call but was wondering if there'd be an email with more details coming out?
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 19:09
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Got the call today at work to let me know that I'm off to GTC in July! Very glad to have gotten through all the interviews unscathed.

Is there a Whatsapp group floating around for the July course that I could possibly join?

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Old 24th Mar 2019, 09:11
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Originally Posted by atcwannabee View Post
Hi, long-time lurker here. I've just got my placement - going to Gloucester in July!
I saw a couple of others have posted that they're on the same course, is there a whatsapp group I can join?

Btw, did you guys get a confirmation email about your placement? I got a phone call but was wondering if there'd be an email with more details coming out?
Congratulations to yourself and Sam!

Yes, you'll get an email - then several more emails with pre-learning to do, forms to complete and send back etc.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 12:24
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Originally Posted by Trevor Hannant View Post
Congratulations to yourself and Sam!

Yes, you'll get an email - then several more emails with pre-learning to do, forms to complete and send back etc.
Thank you,
Any idea when they normally send out the pre-learning stuff? I'm eager to get started
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:14
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atcwannabee AustralianSam Congrats both!

There's a WhatsApp group with 4 of us on it so far, do you want to DM me your numbers?

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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:29
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Shouldn't be long...
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 22:08
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Passed my stage 2 assessment today. We started with 6 (10 no shows!) and were down to 3 by the time we got to DART.

The assessor said the last of the current process stage 2 assessments will be this week and the final stage 3 dates are throughout May. Everything else is on the new system which goes live April 1st but she recommended waiting a week or two for the teething problems to be worked through before applying.
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 13:21
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Another lurker here!

Just had my Stage 3 interview on Wednesday. So waiting to hear back. How were you notified; email or phone?
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 17:54
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Originally Posted by Whris View Post
Another lurker here!

Just had my Stage 3 interview on Wednesday. So waiting to hear back. How were you notified; email or phone?
I got a phone call and then they sent me an email later with documents to fill in.

Good luck, hope you get it!
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 08:50
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Originally Posted by Tjro View Post
Hi,

We do have a group going (I've also just messaged StuBob) - if you want to pm me your number I can add you to the group!
I can only have 1 pm stored at a time so il try and get any message I receive deleted so both of you can send me your contact info!

Congratulations on getting through recruitment btw!!

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Long time lurker here...I found out in December that I'm on the October course in Jerez as well! I'll try and pm you with my number so I can be added into the group!

Grant.

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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 10:09
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Just had the call. I got through stage 3! Over the moon!
Just waiting on a placement now.
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