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NATS interview process

Old 15th Apr 2019, 16:39
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Originally Posted by hunteruk View Post
Does anybody know if applicants who where unsuccessful in the old process may now reapply, without waiting 12 months? I read on here that people where being told they could reapply after the April change at their Stage 2, but I haven't seen or heard anything from NATS directly.
Yeah you can reapply if you failed the old process less than 12 months ago. I failed in Feb and i've been sucessful on the new system so far.

Go for it!
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 16:47
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla View Post
Ahhhh great, thanks for letting us all know! According to the NATS info, they expect people to book a date 3-30 days from the invite, seems like the new recruitment process is lighting fast compared to the old one! If you're quick enough, you could move from first application to stage 3 attendence in under a month...
Hi! Still havenít done stage 1&2 but was planning to do it this week. However, I am working abroad right now and would not be able to go to stage 3 until June. Do they say that you need to choose date between 3-30 days after you pass stage 2? Is it like stage 1&2 that if you take longer you are out and cannot apply until next year?
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 16:52
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Originally Posted by AndreaCass View Post


Hi! Still havenít done stage 1&2 but was planning to do it this week. However, I am working abroad right now and would not be able to go to stage 3 until June. Do they say that you need to choose date between 3-30 days after you pass stage 2? Is it like stage 1&2 that if you take longer you are out and cannot apply until next year?
From what i've read/understand, the process is as follows:

Stage 1 - Online, must be completed within 14 days (success email within an hour usually)
Stage 2 - Online, must be completed within 14 days (success email within an hour usually)
Stage 3 - Centre, must be completed within 30 days (We are all awaiting invite emails, apparently within the week now)

Hope that clears it up for you! Personally I would wait until you're back in country
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 13:52
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Thanks!

I think I'll have to plan very well when I do the assessments, as I will be back from abroad for only a week. I just hope I'm able to book assessment 3 during that week, in case I pass stage 2.

When you are invited to book a date, do you mind sharing if they let you choose during the full 30 days?
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 14:01
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Originally Posted by AndreaCass View Post
Thanks!

I think I'll have to plan very well when I do the assessments, as I will be back from abroad for only a week. I just hope I'm able to book assessment 3 during that week, in case I pass stage 2.

When you are invited to book a date, do you mind sharing if they let you choose during the full 30 days?
I'm afraid I don't know any further, we haven't recieved the invite emails yet. Personally I'd make sure to be in country before committing to anything, just in case! If you passed stage 2 and the week you needed wasn't available, you'd be stuffed.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 20:20
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planning to do my s1 this weekend,
what is the duration of s1 and what is of s2?
is it important to have mouse or touchpad on laptop is fine ? (is it important to be fast on s1/s2 like it was the case with the feast ?)
is there any importance how big screen is ? 13'' or 15''?

thnx for the answers
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 20:44
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Originally Posted by dFixxx3r View Post
planning to do my s1 this weekend,
what is the duration of s1 and what is of s2?
is it important to have mouse or touchpad on laptop is fine ? (is it important to be fast on s1/s2 like it was the case with the feast ?)
is there any importance how big screen is ? 13'' or 15''?

thnx for the answers
I would really recommend a mouse and a comfortable sitting position
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 05:10
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Each test in stage 1 is timed and you have to do as many examples as you can. The more you do the harder they get (if you answer correctly that is). I did it last sunday and it took my about 2 hours to finish. For one of those tests you really need a mouse to be able to move around the screen quickly.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 14:56
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Originally Posted by AndreaCass View Post
Thanks!

I think I'll have to plan very well when I do the assessments, as I will be back from abroad for only a week. I just hope I'm able to book assessment 3 during that week, in case I pass stage 2.

When you are invited to book a date, do you mind sharing if they let you choose during the full 30 days?
Hi Andrea

If it's anything like the old system there's 4 a month (3 at CTC and 1 at prestwick) so no you don't get a choice, though I passed my stage 2 in feb and was allowed till may to sit my stage 3. If I were in your situation I would do 1 of 2 things (first option being preferable)

1. Reassess your motivations and make yourself available whenever you have to be.
i spent 7 days away from home and now well into the £1000's in trains/taxis/hotels etc to get through from application to nailing stage 3.
At the end of the day if it's the thing for you, you will find a way.

2. Contact the recruitment email, explain your position and ask for some more info and thier veiw on your best way forward.
At the end of the day the process is ran by humans and they do understand that life isnt always simple.

Im sorry if my advice seems fairly blunt/harsh but the process is harsh and NATS invests heavily in the correct people and offers incredible reward, and as such expects the same excellence and commitment in return.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 10:01
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Unfortunately the first option is not posible for me as my Company expatriated me to Indonesia until next year and I only get to go home every two months.

I have contacted them, and the only information that gave me was that the dates will be released next week. So I think I will risk it and try to apply now.

Thanks anyway!
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 12:42
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Kinda right

Originally Posted by MattPudzilla View Post
From what i've read/understand, the process is as follows:

Stage 1 - Online, must be completed within 14 days (success email within an hour usually)
Stage 2 - Online, must be completed within 14 days (success email within an hour usually)
Stage 3 - Centre, must be completed within 30 days (We are all awaiting invite emails, apparently within the week now)

Hope that clears it up for you! Personally I would wait until you're back in country
My friend said that if they dont reply within an hour for stage 1 it can take up to 2-5 days to get your pass email so dont worry if you failed. Oh yeah im new to the forum so hello
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 10:14
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Is anyone able to comment on the differences between the old Stage 2 and the new Stage 2?

I am taking my Stage 2 in the next couple of days - any advice would be invaluable.

Thank you!
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 17:06
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its online

Originally Posted by idloveit View Post
Is anyone able to comment on the differences between the old Stage 2 and the new Stage 2?

I am taking my Stage 2 in the next couple of days - any advice would be invaluable.

Thank you!
From what I've heard its online where as before you would go to a centre I think and I'm guessing its similar to stage 1 now but don't take my word for it. If you can tell us what it was like after you have finished?
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 21:59
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Originally Posted by Bartek1 View Post
Each test in stage 1 is timed and you have to do as many examples as you can. The more you do the harder they get (if you answer correctly that is). I did it last sunday and it took my about 2 hours to finish. For one of those tests you really need a mouse to be able to move around the screen quickly.
​​​​​​thnx. good info there.

so is there any resemblance between s1 and feast ? meaning if any of feast testing tasks is included in new S1/S2 ?

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Old 21st Apr 2019, 12:56
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none of feast tests are included in the new exercices . you do have cube folding though . in the assesments part you have the name of the exercices , you can google them and find don't worry
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 09:58
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Hi there, I passed my stage 2 in March and have my stage 3 scheduled late May. I was just wondering about the schedule following the stage 3 interview (on the condition I pass of course!). When do the medical and start of training usually take place? I have a trip booked to Dubai for June and July and am wondering if I will have to reschedule.

Thanks!
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 13:05
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Originally Posted by BernaDon View Post
Hi there, I passed my stage 2 in March and have my stage 3 scheduled late May. I was just wondering about the schedule following the stage 3 interview (on the condition I pass of course!). When do the medical and start of training usually take place? I have a trip booked to Dubai for June and July and am wondering if I will have to reschedule.

Thanks!
You should be absolutely fine to go to Dubai. Iím at the same stage as you (stage 3 early May) and we were told during stage 2 that the next available spaces on training courses are Feb/Mar 2020 (although Iím hoping this might change). Also, thereís apparently a bit of a wait for the medical, and I believe they are currently booking medicals for Jul/Aug, but you could presumably request a date in August.
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 13:36
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Originally Posted by tf412 View Post


You should be absolutely fine to go to Dubai. Iím at the same stage as you (stage 3 early May) and we were told during stage 2 that the next available spaces on training courses are Feb/Mar 2020 (although Iím hoping this might change). Also, thereís apparently a bit of a wait for the medical, and I believe they are currently booking medicals for Jul/Aug, but you could presumably request a date in August.
That's great! Thanks for the info and good luck with your stage 3!
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 22:40
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About the tests you have 9 tests here already 5 of them :

- scales lst - Deductive-logical Thinking

What is the task?

The test taker is presented with a grid containing several objects. Each object appears only once per row and per column. One cell in this grid shows a question mark. The task is to work out which object has to be displayed in the cell marked with the question mark.

- scales cmo - Monitoring Ability

What is the task?

The test taker is presented with a number of moving objects and is required to identify the number of these.

You are shown a circle with a number of balls bouncing around inside. Your task is to select from option possible answers how many balls you believe there to be shown. Whenever you get the previous answer right the test became progressively more difficult and the opposite is true if you were to make a mistake. Any number of balls can be displayed just to make this that bit more complex. Unlike other tests this one will tell you whether the answer you've selected is right or wrong.

From 5 – 15 moving objects

- scales clx - Inductive-logical Reasoning

You will be presented with two different tables. In both the tables, you must find the rules or relationship within a given pattern. Once you have found the rules or relationship within the given pattern you apply them to the four answer options to find the two tables that match.

- Cut-e Scales e3+ – ability to concentrate

You will be presented with an image, and you need to determine if this image is an 'E' with three dots next to it. You need to react as fast as possible to identify if the image is the 'E' with the three dots or not.

- Cut-e scales ndb : Spatial Orientation

This is a test to assess your spatial awareness and ability to read instruments.

Your task is to identify the position and course of an aircraft relative to a non directional beacon with the aid of a gyrocompass and a radio compass.

Each task has a gyrocompass (left) and a radio compass (right). The gyrocompass shows the direction in which the aircraft flies. The radio compass shows which direction the non directional beacon is located in. The radio compass always points to the north, but the arrow shows the direction the non directional beacon is located in always relative to the flight direction/longitudinal axis of the aircraft.

Your task is to determine the position and course of the aircraft relative to the non direction beacon (NDB center of the grid) with the aid of the two compasses. You need to choose one of the four aircrafts pictures to indicate the course. Your task is to drag the aircraft with your mouse to one of the eight positions in the grid on the left .

A test where you have 2 exercices : memorize 3-5 positions and tell if 2 pictures are identical
A "Slide Puzzle Ball" game where you have to move a ball to a hole with the fewest possible mouvements and you also have to move/slide some blocks to achieve this goal
2 others English Test

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Old 24th Apr 2019, 20:03
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How long has it taken for people to get invited to the 1st stage of online tests in the "new" system?

Just wondered as last time I applied under the older system I seem to remember it was pretty instant, as if you just have to meet the pre-requisites. Been a few days now and my application just shows as "under review".
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