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Old 19th Sep 2019, 15:11
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Join Date: Jul 2019
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CTC in April

I'm also on the April start at ctc.

Did anyone else have to feign excitement when told about the April start date when really they were disappointed because they were hoping for Jan, or was that just me!?

Anyway, well done to all. Let me know if the WhatsApp gets set up.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 16:24
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Originally Posted by The GP View Post
Did anyone else have to feign excitement
A useful skill for a Nats career
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 19:39
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Join Date: Apr 2019
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Does anybody know if there is still a coach service from Bournemouth to CTC and who runs it if so?
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Ps. Congratulations to everyone who has received their start date, also 27th April
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 10:28
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Originally Posted by Samwise1 View Post
Hello, I'm on the 27th Jan course at CTC. WhatsApp sounds like a great idea.
Also anyone up for a house share?
Struggling to PM you I think because of the way this forum works with new users.

Usernames Quilt, tf412 and myself have started a group if you can PM one of us your number we'll add you in.
You may have to delete all the other messages in your inbox to do this as I believe the system only allows 1 active message for new users (if anyone one knows different feel free to enlighten!)
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 10:53
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Hey

Iíve also been allocated 27th January at CTC 😃
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 17:26
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Hi everyone

Same thing here - 27th January at CTC.

Quilt, I've messaged you with my phone number for the WhatsApp group. If you could add me in, that would be great

Thanks

P.S. Congratulations to everyone who passed and got assigned to a course
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 21:20
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Originally Posted by Erik1 View Post
Hi everyone

Same thing here - 27th January at CTC.

Quilt, I've messaged you with my phone number for the WhatsApp group. If you could add me in, that would be great

Thanks

P.S. Congratulations to everyone who passed and got assigned to a course
Done - congratulations to you too!
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 17:51
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Has anyone got any details when they will reopen the tests
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 10:31
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Hi I got my call from NATS earlier this week. Iím starting at CTC jan 27th.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 11:18
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Is anyone going to the November assessment days? I haven't heard anything from NATS since the invite and I'm a bit worried that they're not going ahead
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 11:42
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Originally Posted by Teammark_rhys View Post
Hi I got my call from NATS earlier this week. Iím starting at CTC jan 27th.
Great! Clear your inbox and I'll send you a PM with the whatsapp details.

Originally Posted by ng254 View Post
Is anyone going to the November assessment days? I haven't heard anything from NATS since the invite and I'm a bit worried that they're not going ahead
Sounds about right - I wouldn't worry.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 11:43
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Wilco! Inbox is all clear now.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 16:20
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Originally Posted by ng254 View Post
Is anyone going to the November assessment days? I haven't heard anything from NATS since the invite and I'm a bit worried that they're not going ahead
When did you pass stage 2 NG? I am just trying to workout a rough idea when I might be called.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 18:08
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Originally Posted by The GP View Post
I'm also on the April start at ctc.

Did anyone else have to feign excitement when told about the April start date when really they were disappointed because they were hoping for Jan, or was that just me!?

Anyway, well done to all. Let me know if the WhatsApp gets set up.
Haha yes I also had to feign excitement! Didn't help that I'd just woken up so must've sounded especially grumpy... Still over the moon to be starting the course. Also same with whatsapp group for April, let me know
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 22:21
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Join Date: Apr 2019
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Anyone here who is at the older end of the age range? I've been a long time lurker here and often pondered applying, but realising now that I'm at an age where if I don't do it now (or at least when applications reopen!) I'll never do it! Fear of failure has put me off, but if I don't try I guess I'll never know! Any max. ages from your courses, recruitment days, etc. that you can share with me. Trying to work out how old is too old!
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 14:46
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I think technically there's no upper age limit (in the UK at least) due to age discrimination laws. As far as I understand things, some (many?) ATCOs retire when they are in their late 50s (but I could be wrong about this), and you also need to factor in that it could be 2-3 years before you are validated. So, I'd say work out how many years that leaves you in between and decide if you think it's worth the investment in terms of time and money (because during the training years you have to get by on a very low salary). I'm in my late 30s... I'm not sure if that put me at the "older end of the age range" or not, as I know some trainees are older than me, but at the same time I'd never have been accepted by many ANSPs, such as Eurocontrol.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 15:36
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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anyone got news on when NATS will re-open there recruitement tests?
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 15:42
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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Currently at CTC and there are a few older folk there. I know of a couple of guys who will be 40 in the next year and there was until recently a guy on one of the courses who was at the upper end of his 40s and possibly 50 I’m not 100% sure on his exact age. He was definitely up there though. Hope this helps
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 15:57
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Join Date: Feb 2019
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144 View Post
anyone got news on when NATS will re-open there recruitement tests?
I think you'll find no-one on here will have any inside knowledge on this. But I think you can register your interest and be notified when applications open up again. I can't imagine it will be any time soon though (i.e. next 6-12 months), as there are people who have already got through S2 awaiting their S3, and people still waiting to be assigned to courses next summer.
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 16:25
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Originally Posted by tf412 View Post
I think technically there's no upper age limit (in the UK at least) due to age discrimination laws. As far as I understand things, some (many?) ATCOs retire when they are in their late 50s (but I could be wrong about this), and you also need to factor in that it could be 2-3 years before you are validated. So, I'd say work out how many years that leaves you in between and decide if you think it's worth the investment in terms of time and money (because during the training years you have to get by on a very low salary). I'm in my late 30s... I'm not sure if that put me at the "older end of the age range" or not, as I know some trainees are older than me, but at the same time I'd never have been accepted by many ANSPs, such as Eurocontrol.
As far as I know ATCOs retire when they become 60, at least this is for the men, not sure about the women though.
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