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NATS interview process

Old 23rd Jul 2019, 18:52
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Rough estimate on how often NATS recruit for new ATCOs?

Originally Posted by Mishelche View Post
Hi TomNokoe,

You are right!
I have just checked!
I was about to apply for the job, but... I can't now.
I am wondering how much time I should wait until I can applying for it.
Any ideas!?
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I was also about to apply today, but found that they've stopped recruiting for the meanwhile. Hence, I was wondering if anyone would be able to give a rough estimate of how often they recruit for new ATCOs, or is it just completely unpredictable?

Many thanks.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 19:51
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I've also got another question. If you reject an ATC job offer from NATS, does that work like a 'fail', i.e. will you only be allowed to apply again after 2 years? Thanks.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 21:33
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the next training courses are now planned for summer 2020 ( maybe beginning of june or august 2020 ) so some of you will received this email :

Dear ......

Thank you for booking onto one of our Stage 3 assessment centres, taking place this year.

We wanted to give you an update on the next steps your application. Due to the high number of applications weíve received, our next training courses are now planned for summer 2020. Should you be successful at your Stage 3 assessment we will be contacting you towards the end of the year with more information about when your training will start.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

Kind Regards

The NATS Talent Acquisition Team
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 07:23
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In a similar vein to the above post I received an email yesterday re-confirming that communication will be made in August for the early 2020 start dates (Passed stage 3 on the old process in May).
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 07:41
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Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
In a similar vein to the above post I received an email yesterday re-confirming that communication will be made in August for the early 2020 start dates (Passed stage 3 on the old process in May).
I also received the same email.
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 07:20
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Originally Posted by Mohammad Khan View Post
I've also got another question. If you reject an ATC job offer from NATS, does that work like a 'fail', i.e. will you only be allowed to apply again after 2 years? Thanks.
when you say reject a job what do you mean? If you mean a posting (such as Stansted or Bristol) then this isnít given to you until you are employed and have passed a rating course, so youíd have to resign and leave employment so separate from the recruitment process.

If you mean mean you donít want to do a certain discipline then again I believe everyone starts on basic and then the tatcs are streamed to airports, approach or further area courses.

either way, you job offer is to start training, not to work somewhere specific. Even once you gain a position as a trainee you are several steps and some time from being an atco. Company need may change in the time between starting and finishing

short answer is, if you are successful in the recruitment process but turn down a training role then i suspect you are done for ever. They will listen if you want to delay a start date with good reason but thatís about it
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 17:29
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When do people have their upcoming Stage 3 interviews assigned?
Please post your date for Stage 3.

JH
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 08:26
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Originally Posted by Jailhouse View Post
When do people have their upcoming Stage 3 interviews assigned?
Please post your date for Stage 3.

JH
When did you pass your stage 2 JH? I passed mine 3 weeks ago but was told it could be up to 6 months before I hear anything back.
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 10:24
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Originally Posted by Martmart View Post


When did you pass your stage 2 JH? I passed mine 3 weeks ago but was told it could be up to 6 months before I hear anything back.
Yes, about the same here.
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Old 27th Jul 2019, 23:20
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Start dates

Originally Posted by desrudy View Post
the next training courses are now planned for summer 2020 ( maybe beginning of june or august 2020 ) so some of you will received this email :

Dear ......

Thank you for booking onto one of our Stage 3 assessment centres, taking place this year.

We wanted to give you an update on the next steps your application. Due to the high number of applications weíve received, our next training courses are now planned for summer 2020. Should you be successful at your Stage 3 assessment we will be contacting you towards the end of the year with more information about when your training will start.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

Kind Regards

The NATS Talent Acquisition Team
Hi i'm about to begin my stage 1 for NATS but if i pass all stages does that mean i have to wait till summer of 2020
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 09:52
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With regards to assessment dates, I've just had mine on the 24th July. When I booked onto it a while ago, that and November were the only dates available at that time. Fingers crossed more dates are added and you hear something soon

Hope everyone on the 24th enjoyed it and has some good news in the next couple of weeks! I had a blast, I'm not feeling confident that I've passed but still a thoroughly enjoyable day
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 12:35
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144 View Post
Hi i'm about to begin my stage 1 for NATS but if i pass all stages does that mean i have to wait till summer of 2020
Did you apply before they closed the system to new applicants? If so, I suspect you can only get as far as stage 2 this year, as the next stage 3 dates will be next year (as far as I know). So actually starting training could well be later than summer 2020.
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 13:11
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144 View Post
Hi i'm about to begin my stage 1 for NATS but if i pass all stages does that mean i have to wait till summer of 2020
That's what the email says...........

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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 10:19
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Anyone from the 24th had any news?? Constantly refreshing my emails and trying not to get my hopes up too much haha.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 10:58
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Originally Posted by Spacejam View Post
Anyone from the 24th had any news?? Constantly refreshing my emails and trying not to get my hopes up too much haha.
Nope, Iím the same! Haha
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 08:24
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No news so far, but it's still early days. I don't think I've ever checked my phone or emails this frequently before too.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 16:30
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Originally Posted by Sweval View Post
No news so far, but it's still early days. I don't think I've ever checked my phone or emails this frequently before too.
I'd prepare yourself to wait the full 30 days or so (unless you were told differently). I did exactly the same as what you're doing, don't worry - but in hindsight it wasn't healthy, constantly checking and worrying about something that is now out of your hands.

So keep yourself busy, see friends and make plans and what will be will be. If it's not the news you're hoping for then you will have learnt some pretty unique and valuable life experience.

But of course, good luck and fingers crossed to you and the others who are waiting.

Last edited by idloveit; 4th Aug 2019 at 20:01.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 18:56
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Thanks for your reply. I meant rejecting a posting, in case it's too far from my home. I guess I might have to contact them to find out for sure. Thanks again, though.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 07:32
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Originally Posted by Mohammad Khan View Post
Thanks for your reply. I meant rejecting a posting, in case it's too far from my home. I guess I might have to contact them to find out for sure. Thanks again, though.
you canít reject a posting simply because itís too far from home. There are exceptional circumstances, but generally wherever youíre posted is where youíre expected to go. The job is advertised as a mobile grade and that is reflected in the pay
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 07:33
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Originally Posted by idloveit View Post
I'd prepare yourself to wait the full 30 days or so (unless you were told differently). I did exactly the same as what you're doing, don't worry - but in hindsight it wasn't healthy, constantly checking and worrying about something that is now out of your hands.

So keep yourself busy, see friends and make plans and what will be will be. If it's not the news you're hoping for then you will have learnt some pretty unique and valuable life experience.

But of course, good luck and fingers crossed to you and the others who are waiting.
That's very true and thanks for the advice. Fingers crossed for everyone else too.
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