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NATS interview process

Old 17th May 2019, 03:10
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Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
Probably one of the last on the old process but having had my stage 3 on Monday I'm overjoyed to say I passed! 2 trips to Hampshire from Sydney in as many months didn't go to waste afterall

Told it'll likely be a January start date but wont know for sure until August(ish), anyone else in the same boat?
Hey,

I also was successful at the very start of April with the old process. Was told exactly the same information as you. I have my medical booked in July but it was a long wait so get booked in early!

And congratulations to you 😉

Tom
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Old 17th May 2019, 23:40
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Congratulations to you too, great achievement!

I wont be back to the motherland until the back end of the year anyway so have plenty of time but thanks for the heads up.

Will be checking in and updating on here as things start to become clear so it'll be good to get to know some people potentially on the same course before the actual start date

TC
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Old 20th May 2019, 10:36
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Join Date: May 2019
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Hi There,

I completed S1 of the new recruitment process last Friday 17th May and I haven't heard anything back yet regarding the results.

Does anyone know who done S1, how long do they take to let you know the outcome?

Much appreciated.
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Old 20th May 2019, 17:53
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Hi everyone. Passed my stage 2 waiting for next email to book assessment day. Good luck everyone👍
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Old 20th May 2019, 19:12
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Join Date: May 2019
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Originally Posted by Capt_t83 View Post
Hi There,

I completed S1 of the new recruitment process last Friday 17th May and I haven't heard anything back yet regarding the results.

Does anyone know who done S1, how long do they take to let you know the outcome?

Much appreciated.
Hey there, took me 2 days to get a reply after my stage 1. Though to be fair if there is someone who looks over and processes the first stage you may have to wait another day or two as they could be working days so to speak. Hope you get a reply soon and good luck!
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Old 21st May 2019, 08:17
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Join Date: May 2019
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Originally Posted by Omar123 View Post
Hi everyone. Passed my stage 2 waiting for next email to book assessment day. Good luck everyone👍
Hi there! Have you heard anything about stage 3? The info I got was that all dates for 2019 was fully booked so we will have to them next year?
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Old 21st May 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by BrotherTuck View Post
Hi there! Have you heard anything about stage 3? The info I got was that all dates for 2019 was fully booked so we will have to them next year?
Next year?! I sat the stage 2 in April, got an invite for stage 3 at the very start of May and managed to get booked for 10th June. Either there are a huge number of people passing stages 1 and 2 or they are massively limiting the size and frequency of stage 3 dates.

I'd keep checking every week or so and see if any open up due to drop outs/NATS opening them.
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Old 21st May 2019, 14:37
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I hope the interviews going to be sometime this year, not sure I can stand another 7+ months in my current job waiting on an interview :P
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Old 21st May 2019, 18:42
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Originally Posted by ObscureParadox View Post
I hope the interviews going to be sometime this year, not sure I can stand another 7+ months in my current job waiting on an interview :P
From what others have said, even if you pass stage 3, the course start dates aren't until Jan 2020 at the earliest. Then again, working a long notice is better than not knowing haha
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Old 21st May 2019, 19:05
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Originally Posted by MattPudzilla View Post
From what others have said, even if you pass stage 3, the course start dates aren't until Jan 2020 at the earliest. Then again, working a long notice is better than not knowing haha
As Trev mentioned a few posts ago, drop outs do happen.
I found out I'd passed in October '18, and I finally start in July. Yes, the wait has been mildly excruciating, but if it's right for you, then the inconvenience will hopefully be a distant memory!
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Old 22nd May 2019, 08:51
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Join Date: Mar 2019
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
2. There are two possibilities : 14/01/2020 or 25/03/2020 ( the most probable )
You said the march course is more probable. Is that the CTC course (Whiteley)?

Anyone know what date the Global course in July starts this year?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 11:53
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These 2 dates are the Global ones
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Old 23rd May 2019, 12:09
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
These 2 dates are the Global ones
Those are the 2019 dates for Global not 2020. Those are also Globals own course dates. Not NATS dates.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 12:22
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Today I got an email from NATS confirming that all Stage 3 dates for 2019 were full and I will be invited for Stage 3 in 2020. They've "received an overwhelming number of applications". Doesn't sound too good for the probability to get in but it's worth a shot, right.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 14:12
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Got an email today stating that due to the high number of aplicants this year I won't be doing my stage 3 until 2020 now. No big deal glad to have it cleared up and gives me something to look forward too in the new year now!
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Old 25th May 2019, 09:00
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Originally Posted by BrotherTuck View Post
Today I got an email from NATS confirming that all Stage 3 dates for 2019 were full and I will be invited for Stage 3 in 2020. They've "received an overwhelming number of applications". Doesn't sound too good for the probability to get in but it's worth a shot, right.
You've got to remember that this cohort of applicants also includes people who have failed over the last 12 months who would have normally had to wait a year before applying again, plus I'm sure the added convenience of being able to complete a lot of the process from home will have enticed a few curious folks too.

Remain positive though, you've achieved a lot just getting through to stage 3 and whilst you may have to wait, there will always be a position for the right candidate. Irrespective of how many people attempt stage 3, the process is set up only pick the applicants with the right attributes and if you tick all the boxes it doesn't matter how many pass or fail prior to your own interview.

Best of luck for the future!
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Old 25th May 2019, 09:26
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They only proposed 8 dates for this year , thatís not a lot compared to the number of applications.
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Old 25th May 2019, 17:59
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Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
They only proposed 8 dates for this year , thatís not a lot compared to the number of applications.
They've two choices - go through the full process now and wait months on a start date because of instructor availability or slow the recruitment process down so you get into training sooner after Stage 3. Seems like they've gone for the latter
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Old 30th May 2019, 20:12
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anyone heading to fabulous Gloucester this year or next? Iím on a course there currently and honestly can not say a bad word about the place itís truly brilliant there. Dm me any questions you might have about the college

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Old 5th Jun 2019, 16:36
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Thumbs up

Good afternoon all,

Does anyone have any last minute advice for a hopeful chap who has his Stage 3 interview and assessment day tomorrow?

Good luck to all who have theirs soon!
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