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NATS interview process

Old 11th Aug 2019, 19:03
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144 View Post
Has anyone got any news when NATS will be opening there recruitment stages
Probably not the answer you want, but given the current wait to start courses for those who have passed Stage 3, and the delay for those who have recently completed Stage 2 moving on to Stage 3, I can’t imagine it will be in the next 12 months. Pure speculation, though... so who knows?

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 07:27
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TATC Application Reopening

Hi,.does anyone know roughly when the application process will reopen for new applications?
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 17:47
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Originally Posted by TJJC View Post
Hi,.does anyone know roughly when the application process will reopen for new applications?
See the post directly above yours.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 18:51
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Originally Posted by Quilt View Post


See the post directly above yours.
Cheers, noticed the ANS are open for applications with the process starting early next year.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 13:46
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Originally Posted by TJJC View Post
Cheers, noticed the ANS are open for applications with the process starting early next year.
Remember that ANS only have contracts (currently....) at 2 airports though, each of those with around 20 ATCOs so can't imagine there is a huge demand for new ab-initio ATCOs!

My advice would be to definitely stick out the temporary stop on applications at NATS, get experiences that you can talk in your interview about, and apply when the recruitment window reopens.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 12:26
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Has anyone heard from NATS recruitment recently? I got in on the last batch of the old process and we were due to hear about course dates in August but nothing so far.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Quilt View Post
Has anyone heard from NATS recruitment recently? I got in on the last batch of the old process and we were due to hear about course dates in August but nothing so far.
Nope, not a peep! However, I did email a few weeks ago and was told there had been a slight delay in confirming the dates, but hopefully weíll be hearing something in the next week or two...
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 18:59
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thxs at least they contacted you
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 19:02
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Heard nothing here either.
Hopefully soon!!
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 21:24
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Originally Posted by Quilt View Post
Has anyone heard from NATS recruitment recently? I got in on the last batch of the old process and we were due to hear about course dates in August but nothing so far.
I was going to email but as it seems we're all in the same boat I guess more thumb twiddling is the order of the day!
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 07:45
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Same for me, nothing yet - as I was told August, I was expecting something by the end of the work day yesterday...
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 15:06
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Has anyone waiting for course dates emailed and had had a response?
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 16:13
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Originally Posted by Whris View Post
Has anyone waiting for course dates emailed and had had a response?
I was told on Tuesday that it's still being arranged and will probably be another few weeks of waiting.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 16:32
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Well, itís certainly an interesting interpretation of ďearly AugustĒ...

It would be helpful if HR could send round a brief email letting everyone know that itíll be another few weeks, as opposed to leaving us in limbo, and presumably it would reduce the number of enquiries I imagine they must be getting! Oh well...
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 22:39
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Originally Posted by Topcat47 View Post
I was told on Tuesday that it's still being arranged and will probably be another few weeks of waiting.
Did they say why there had been such a long delay?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 12:45
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Originally Posted by Quilt View Post


Did they say why there had been such a long delay?
Afraid not and I didn't expect to be told really. I'm sure everybody's got their theories but it continues to be a waiting game!
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 12:40
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Does anyone have any links for any online pre-learning material that could be useful for people (like me) waiting for course dates to be released?

I'm just eager to get started!
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 12:42
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Have you logged into the Induction portal ("Boarding Pass") that you will have been sent a link to when you had the job offer? If you click on the hamburger menu icon in the top right there should be a link to "Learning" which has some stuff in it (at least it does for me, but YMMV).
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 13:21
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Originally Posted by idloveit View Post
Does anyone have any links for any online pre-learning material that could be useful for people (like me) waiting for course dates to be released?

I'm just eager to get started!
EDIT: Apologies can't post links until I have 10 posts so no URLS!

There are also some courses you can self enroll on for free on the Eurocontrol training site (they actually seem a bit more recent/higher quality than the NATS courses tf412 linked above!)

A few books I've seen recommended earlier in the thread:

Air Traffic Control by Graham Duke
Aircraft Recognition Guide by Janes
Air Pilots Manual vol 2: Air Law and Meteorology by Trevor Thom

Worth looking around at eBay and second-hand stores for those as you can get them for next to nothing.

There are also 2 ATC reference manuals that I believe we will use throughout the course. A bit dry on their own though, I think they should become more clear with the benefit of context from our lessons and teachers.

CAP 413 - Radiotelephony Manual
CAP 493 - Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1

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Old 16th Sep 2019, 06:52
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Do you know which study route youíre going down yet in respect of Aerodrome or Area?

Iíd suggest the air traffic control handbook by David Smith. Donít bog yourself down too much with the CAP publications although there is a lot of useful info in MATS pt1 but by the end of the course youíll be regurgitating it word for word anyway. If youíre going into Aerodrome perhaps flick through section 2 of the 493 but donít get hung up on anything you canít get your head around due to the way it is written in parts
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