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Old 7th Nov 2019, 14:48
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Originally Posted by AppleUK
Hi all, just a quick question - How long does the ATC recruitment process usually take? I'm currently in my second year of Uni and was just wondering if there's any point in applying if applications open up in the next few months or whether I should just wait until I'm in my final year? Thanks for the help
When I applied I thought it would around 12 months or so before an outcome, as per other users on here. However, from first applying to job offer this year was around 5 months max!

So, I guess there is no real answer. However, my start date is exactly 1 year after I applied if thatís any help.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 15:04
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Thanks for the reply!
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 15:43
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If you get offered a job you can tell them of your circumstances to defer starting at the college. Might be best to apply in your last year though.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 18:32
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I'm a first year student and am going to apply now because its better now then later when im in my degree
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 18:48
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Hi GandalfGaming2144 I know that most other companies (in other sectors) do have yearly graduate schemes available so would of course apply for 2021 schemes (year of graduation). But since ATC schemes are far less abundant I thought I should just apply for any schemes which arise over the next few months.

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Old 7th Nov 2019, 22:31
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I would apply for ATC because you have a life job and well paid money plus its not like the sector will lose jobs in the next 40 years
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 22:51
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144
I would apply for ATC because you have a life job and well paid money plus its not like the sector will lose jobs in the next 40 years
Iím a bit confused from your earlier messages about whether you plan to apply to be a trainee air traffic controller, or to the early career scheme (which I donít think has anything directly to do with becoming an ATCO).

In any case, itís best to apply for a job you have at least a little bit of passion for. No point being stuck in a job you donít enjoy just for the money.

And who knows what the future holds for ATC, esp. over the course of 40 years?! In many ways, itís the perfect industry for AI to take over many jobs. Satellite surveillance over the Atlantic is currently being trialled, traditional towers are being replaced with digital ones. All sorts of changes going on...
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 14:13
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i'm not doing it for the money im just saying that if your doing a degree and your worried that ATC is risky because you may not be able to pay for bills or something like that then you don't need to be because the trainee air traffic controller if a good job to provide for yourself. plus i was on about the ATC
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 14:15
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The testing for AI will take ages to take over as it's peoples lives that are in the hands of AI and the chance of them taking over any time soon is not possible because it would be a very risky move
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 14:18
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144
The testing for AI will take ages to take over as it's peoples lives that are in the hands of AI and the chance of them taking over any time soon is not possible because it would be a very risky move
Youíre right, I donít think anything will change that drastically any time soon. But, 40 years is a very long time in terms of technological advances.

So, youíre going to wait until NATS reopens applications for trainee controllers?
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 14:30
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about that, so is it only open for Early Career opportunities for students and graduate and if it is how will we know when its open for trainee air traffic controllers
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by GandalfGaming2144
about that, so is it only open for Early Career opportunities for students and graduate and if it is how will we know when its open for trainee air traffic controllers
Option 1 - check the website from time to time
Option 2 - register your interest and wait for NATS to email you
Option 3 - both of the above
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 14:41
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Originally Posted by Whris
I'm Jerez on 2nd March! Anyone else there? Flick me a message and will start a WhatsApp group!
Anybody else on this course? Seeing lots of replies for CTC in January or April, but I'm on the Jerez one too. Apparently there's 14 of us.
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Old 19th Nov 2019, 07:30
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Originally Posted by AlexHrinca
Iím due to take the Stage 3 on the 5th of November. Just received an email with a change of location. Looks like weíll take stage 3 at a hotel next door to NATS centre.
Anyone else on the same date?
(nervous) Cheers and see you there!
How did you get on, Iím down there this Friday the 22nd, anyone else?
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 07:16
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Originally Posted by relyt
Clear your inbox for me so I can drop you a message

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Until you have a posting history you don't have access to private messaging and adding urls.
cleared mate
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 13:28
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Hi! I'm Clara from Spain. I passed Stage 1 and 2 online and I submitted both on the 18th of June. I received and invitation for the Assessment Centre on the 19th of November. I am attending Stage 3 on the 14th January in Whiteley. Any tips or advices? Anyone attending Stage 3 on the same date and location? Thank you!
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 16:38
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Originally Posted by Deano12

How did you get on, Iím down there this Friday the 22nd, anyone else?
I'm down on Wednesday 27th. Is it true the test on the material is multiple choice? Trying to stay calm but been waiting so long I'm like a cat on a hot tin roof!!!
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 14:20
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Has anyone who had a November assessment day heard back yet? Had mine early November and still not heard anything.
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 21:18
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Arent they meant to tell you the result (yes or no) within 5 days? That's what my email said.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 12:08
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Maths tests?

Originally Posted by Clapella
Hi! I'm Clara from Spain. I passed Stage 1 and 2 online and I submitted both on the 18th of June. I received and invitation for the Assessment Centre on the 19th of November. I am attending Stage 3 on the 14th January in Whiteley. Any tips or advices? Anyone attending Stage 3 on the same date and location? Thank you!
Hi Clara,
Unfortunately I can not help you but wish you a good luck.
May I ask you one question :
Can you please confirm that there is no maths tests.
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