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Old 3rd May 2019, 08:47
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Originally Posted by tf412
I have my (old process) stage 3 on 8th May and I believe that was the last possible day to book it at CTC, although they had dates available at Prestwick on 30th and 31st May, so (based on pure speculation) I suspect come the 13th May or so they’ll start the new process assessment dates.
Best of luck for 8th May! Let us know how you get on And thanks for that, looking on the bright side at least it's extra time to study the booklet!
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:07
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Just got my email for the stage 3 invite. Booked for 10/06/2019 at Hedge End in Hampshire?
No full address on either email that I've seen but I assume its Unit 5&6, Waterloo Industrial Estate, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2QT for anyone else that books in...

There weren't many days available and they were all at the same site, so anyone hoping for CTC in June may be out of luck.

Let me know who else books on that day and if they get clarification on the address.

Best of luck to anyone on the final stages of the old processs.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:11
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I've booked in for 6th June. Just chose the first available date.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:22
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Originally Posted by idloveit
I've booked in for 6th June. Just chose the first available date.
What location options did you see?

The new knowledge info seems to be 90% the same as the old one, but they've cut loads of info out of the aircraft stats, probably found applicants were getting bogged down on the tiny details of the craft (i.e. me!) and the rest of the info suffered. A good move in my mind and reflects the much shorter timescale from invite to assessement day.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:29
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Stage 3 interview

Just received options for the stage 3 assessment, anybody else going on 13th June to Hampshire?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 14:34
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Hi everyone, I’m a lurker on here, I passed stage 2 last week and have booked for the 3rd July at Hampshire !! Has anyone else booked for this date
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Old 3rd May 2019, 15:44
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla
What location options did you see?

The new knowledge info seems to be 90% the same as the old one, but they've cut loads of info out of the aircraft stats, probably found applicants were getting bogged down on the tiny details of the craft (i.e. me!) and the rest of the info suffered. A good move in my mind and reflects the much shorter timescale from invite to assessement day.
To be honest, I didn't really look!
Like i said, just booked the first date and pressed confirm.

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Old 5th May 2019, 16:08
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Originally Posted by desrudy
If you want the pdf booklet, just send me a private message .

The emails were sent 2 hours ago , but the first seats ( in june ) are limited so you will get this message :

There are no time slots available for this event. Please contact us so that we can consider alternative options.

Hi all, one of you who is invited to the Stage 3 here

I was just wondering if there is anyone else who did not see even 1 date available? The moment the e-mail came and I went quickly through it I clicked on the link to see available dates and the message stated above was there. I know a lot of people apply but than again is it possible it all got booked in a matter of 40 seconds? 🤔

Also, I remember reading somewhere earlier that the date has to be booked 3 to 30 days since you receive your invitation. Anyone knows if that rule still applies?
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Old 5th May 2019, 16:14
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You'll find that as the dates fill up, they will open up more dates, so I wouldn't worry too much about it... just check back during office hours when HR have had chance to open up more dates.
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Old 5th May 2019, 16:40
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You are probably right.... Thank you
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Old 7th May 2019, 09:31
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Its so long from now though, does anyone have any info if the are going to open up some earlier dates? and in CTC preferably not Hedge End?
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:03
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Hi!
Today I booked a date for 27th November (the only date that was available), do you know if earlier dates could be opened?
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Old 9th May 2019, 08:23
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Originally Posted by hr97
Just received options for the stage 3 assessment, anybody else going on 13th June to Hampshire?
Yup, I'm going :-)
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Old 9th May 2019, 12:10
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Has anyone got any recommendations for hotels in the area to Hedge End?

Really not familiar with the area and don't want to book too far away incase bad traffic in the mornings etc.

I haven't even been told an actual address for the the day yet!
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Old 9th May 2019, 12:25
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Originally Posted by idloveit
Has anyone got any recommendations for hotels in the area to Hedge End?

Really not familiar with the area and don't want to book too far away incase bad traffic in the mornings etc.

I haven't even been told an actual address for the the day yet!
I've booked at the Premier Inn about 10min drive away...
Also have not had a complete address for the day!!
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Old 9th May 2019, 14:53
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Originally Posted by idloveit
Has anyone got any recommendations for hotels in the area to Hedge End?

Really not familiar with the area and don't want to book too far away incase bad traffic in the mornings etc.

I haven't even been told an actual address for the the day yet!
If you're in Hedge End, then stay at the Holiday Inn Express at the Ageas Bowl. Reasonably priced and if the traffic is crap, which it usually is, then you can actually walk it in about 10-15 minutes. If you're in Whiteley, then the Solent Hotel is your best bet.
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Old 10th May 2019, 08:41
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Originally Posted by DJS63
I've booked at the Premier Inn about 10min drive away...
Also have not had a complete address for the day!!
The full address for the site is:

Unit 5&6, Waterloo Industrial Estate, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2QT.

Anyone else booked for the 10th June?
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Old 15th May 2019, 07:31
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Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting.

I recently did Stage 1 and the pass email came through immediately. I did Stage 2 but it has been a couple of days now and I haven’t heard if I’ve passed or failed. My account still says “Application is under review”.

Is this normal? I’ve read above that a few people heard immediately after Stage 2. Should I assume this is a fail?
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Old 15th May 2019, 16:13
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Originally Posted by Alistair Rawlings
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting.

I recently did Stage 1 and the pass email came through immediately. I did Stage 2 but it has been a couple of days now and I haven’t heard if I’ve passed or failed. My account still says “Application is under review”.

Is this normal? I’ve read above that a few people heard immediately after Stage 2. Should I assume this is a fail?

The response times can vary. Stage 2 seems to be a personally based assessment so I imagine there are instant pass scores and instant fail scores. If you fall into a middle ground it's possible it gets sent for human review and decision on if you proceed or not. If they are busy (which they will be based on the Stage 3 dates being snapped up), it might be a few days before they look at your file.

NATS seem to always email you even if you fail, so I wouldn't make any asssumptions on your success until you have the emails in your hand.

Best of luck buddy! Let us know how you get on,

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Old 15th May 2019, 16:27
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla
The response times can vary. Stage 2 seems to be a personally based assessment so I imagine there are instant pass scores and instant fail scores. If you fall into a middle ground it's possible it gets sent for human review and decision on if you proceed or not. If they are busy (which they will be based on the Stage 3 dates being snapped up), it might be a few days before they look at your file.

NATS seem to always email you even if you fail, so I wouldn't make any asssumptions on your success until you have the emails in your hand.

Best of luck buddy! Let us know how you get on,

Matt
Thanks for the reply Matt! That makes sense, good to know. Will let you know how it goes once I hear, hopefully not too much longer to wait!

Cheers,

Alistair
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