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NATS interview process

Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:39
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Hi guys,
After not getting it on my first attempt with what they call a nearly miss, I finally got it and couldn't be happier So for those of you in a similar scenario, focus on the big picture regardless timescales and keep trying!

Anyone in the CTC course (in Hampshire) starting in July? (I've read here a few talking about a Jerez and a Gloucester course for July, but nothing about CTC?). Any Whatsapp/Facebook group created already?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:01
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Originally Posted by TaelS View Post
Hi guys,
After not getting it on my first attempt with what they call a nearly miss, I finally got it and couldn't be happier So for those of you in a similar scenario, focus on the big picture regardless timescales and keep trying!

Anyone in the CTC course (in Hampshire) starting in July? (I've read here a few talking about a Jerez and a Gloucester course for July, but nothing about CTC?). Any Whatsapp/Facebook group created already?
Ive sent you a message about joining our WhatsApp group
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 09:51
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Awesome, thanks Hannah!
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 10:22
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Originally Posted by Whris View Post
Just had the call. I got through stage 3! Over the moon!
Just waiting on a placement now.
congrats
I was also in last Wednesday and can confirm im also in
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 13:48
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!!! It's now possible to apply again to NATS !!!!

People told me the online process is easier than the last one .
Give us your thoughts .
Thanks
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 13:53
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
People told me the online process is easier than the last one .
If that's true, I could have saved myself the stress of going through the old process last week! But I wasn't going to throw away the chance of having two attempts at it. Fortunately I got through stage 2, so that's no longer relevant.

But, surely it's not in NATS's interest to move the goalposts too much in the direction of making things easier, is it?

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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 14:00
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Well, reading through the description of the new process it cetainly looks like they've cut DART. I found that part quite enjoyable, despite the fact I'd convinced myself I had failed it. Perhaps NATS determined that performance on DART doesn't correlate with one's post-training ability?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 22:38
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Originally Posted by tf412 View Post
Perhaps NATS determined that performance on DART doesn't correlate with one's post-training ability?
Or it cost too much money?
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 11:13
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Is anyone here doing airports training at CTC? Have a question for you if you do.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 11:29
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Originally Posted by BARRY_SCOTT View Post
Is anyone here doing airports training at CTC? Have a question for you if you do.
Coincidentally I would also like to get in touch with someone doing airports at CTC. Or with someone who is currently doing their basic course and starting their APS rating course in June as I'm getting recoursed onto that particular course.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:23
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Whris vroooom if you find out youíre off to Gloucester, DM me your numbers and Iíll get you added to our WhatsApp group. In any case, congrats both!
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:32
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Thanks! I did suggest Gloucester as my preference so will see where I end up!

Just working on getting all the paperwork filled in now!
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 23:55
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so anyone checked the new system yet ?
cheers
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 15:03
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Originally Posted by dFixxx3r View Post
so anyone checked the new system yet ?
cheers
I'll be taking the assessments this weekend from start to finish. I imagine they are similiar initially to the stage 0 and 1 tests, however i'll be curious to see what changes are in place considering the FEAST and DART aren't included anymore...
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 22:59
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i've done all the online tests for stage 1 and have just been invited to do stage 2 tests which surprised me because i thought i made so many mistakes, some of the stage 1 tests were ridiculously hard
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 10:32
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someone told me he he got this email after the stage 2 online :

Congratulations on passing the Stage 2 Ability online tests for the role of Trainee Air Traffic Controller.
The next stage of the process will be an invitation to an Assessment Centre so please look out for the invite.
The invitation will outline the relevant dates and locations available for you to attend.

So far he hasn't got another email and Knowing the old process is still going on , i assume the new phase will start in May .
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 22:57
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Hi there,

I've done stage 2 but waiting for an outcome, do you know how long it took for an email to come through?
thanks
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 07:46
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Originally Posted by taybz View Post
Hi there,

I've done stage 2 but waiting for an outcome, do you know how long it took for an email to come through?
thanks
How did you find Stage 2 on the new version? And have you previously taken the Stage 2 (FEAST , DART) to compare?

I am at Stage 2 now but cannot take for another week due to being away with work. Stage 1 I did yesterday morning and found them easier than the original versions.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 12:27
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I found it ok, but some questions were a little strange especially in the personality questionnaire. The situational judgment part they gave you hypothetical scenarios about your time at the college and training at units and then asked how you would deal with a given situation. They give you 4 options and you rank them 1-4 depending on which would be your go to solution as number 1 and your least as 4. For the personality questionnaire they gave you a set of three statements and you have the pick which is more like you and which is least like you.
I had only got to stage 1 in the previous version and then they updated so can't compare. I also found stage one simpler in this new version than the old one,
where the diagrammatic reasoning threw me off :s
I've also found the the links in the emails they send don't work 100% of the time, i guess there are still some bugs that need fixing in the new version
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 13:51
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Originally Posted by taybz View Post
Hi there,

I've done stage 2 but waiting for an outcome, do you know how long it took for an email to come through?
thanks
I've not heard yet either, I did stage 2 on Monday.
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