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NATS interview process

Old 2nd Feb 2020, 12:41
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Join Date: May 2019
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Anyone who had a stage 3 in December or January, have you received a call yet?
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 12:48
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Join Date: Sep 2019
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Timeline

As others have done in the past, below is my timeline covering the recruitment process on the new model introduced April 2019

In my case, an automatic email was sent a couple hours after the completion of the online tests, the days between are down to me finding time to complete them.

After the stage 2 online tests, there was a delay until NATS released the stage 3 assessment centre slots.

By far the longest time for me was being allocated a start date after passing stage 3.

Day 0 Stage 1 online tests.
Day 5 Stage 2 online tests.
Day 31 Stage 3 assessment centre bookings open.
Day 98 Stage 3 assessment centre.
Day 107 Confirmation on passing stage 3 assessment centre.
Day 177 Class 3 medical.
Day 304 Training course invite.
Day 391 Anticipated course start date.

Last edited by relyt; 7th Feb 2020 at 13:06.
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Old 6th Feb 2020, 07:46
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Hey guys,

Is there anyone else starting their training in July 2020? I've not been given specific dates yet and I'm wondering what everyone else has been told.
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 21:22
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Hi all,

I've been with NATS for a while now training in Area, just passed final exams at CTC and awaiting posting detail to unit.

If you have questions about the actual time at the college feel free to drop me a message.
I also went to Jerez to do the basic & foundation part of the course so if you want to know anything about that let us know.

I don't know anything about the new interview process/when they will start up again!
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 14:04
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Hi all, i've been following along for a while now but decided to register an account. I have my stage 3 coming up in March.

I would be very grateful for any handy tips for the assessment day (like how in depth do you need to know the pre- read material? Word for word, or just know the basic content, structure of ATC in the UK etc?

Also, i've been wondering if there is any one particular type of ATCO that is more 'in demand' from trainees. i.e. is tower more popular than area to get into for example? If so why? What are the pros and cons to each type of ATCO position? Thanks for any and all responses!

Last edited by DruryC4; 12th Feb 2020 at 22:14.
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 06:36
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Amazing well done!

I would say that learn that book cover to cover, the aircraft spec. (If they are still in there) are not going to appear lots but they will ask. They want o see you an retain information in a very short space of time!

Also they all take you to either Area or aerodrome and the majority are currently going through the area route because there is a grater need. People want different things, some guys on my course are desperate for area and vice-versa but ultimately you do not really get a choice!

😌

Originally Posted by DruryC4 View Post
Hi all, i've been following along for a while now but decided to register an account. I have my stage 3 coming up in March.

I would be very grateful for any handy tips for the assessment day (like how in depth do you need to know the pre- read material? Word for word, or just know the basic content, structure of ATC in the UK etc?

Also, i've been wondering if there is any one particular type of ATCO that is more 'in demand' from trainees. i.e. is tower more popular than area to get into for example? If so why? What are the pros and cons to each type of ATCO position? Thanks for any and all responses!
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Old 15th Feb 2020, 15:39
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Hi all. I am starting at TATC Swanwick at the end of April 2020, still awaiting any kind of joining instructions. Does anyone have any advice for finding accommodation? Is there a separate thread here for that?
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 07:19
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Originally Posted by Jailhouse View Post
Anyone who had a stage 3 in December or January, have you received a call yet?
I haven't heard anything back yet, had Stage 3 in Jan. Anyone else had news yet? Good luck to everyone waiting...

Does anyone know.... is it usually a call or an email that everyone gets?!.....

Last edited by Just_Waiting; 20th Feb 2020 at 12:49.
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 20:19
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Originally Posted by Stubacca View Post
Hi all. I am starting at TATC Swanwick at the end of April 2020, still awaiting any kind of joining instructions. Does anyone have any advice for finding accommodation? Is there a separate thread here for that?
If youíre starting at Swanwick then ask NATS. When I got my posting they sent me recommendations of where to look for accommodation. They should put you in touch with other trainees (who were possibly on the same course as you) to help as well.
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Old 26th Feb 2020, 17:05
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Hello

Apologies if this is not the relevant thread, but does anybody have any indication when NATS are likely to open up the trainee ATCO vacancy window again?

Itís a job I have long dreamed of doing but due to family circumstances have not really been in a position to apply before.

I have signed up for the alert and check the website everyday but just wondering if the trainee window opens up every few months, years etc?

Cheers
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Old 26th Feb 2020, 17:31
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Originally Posted by AFCB View Post
Hello

I have signed up for the alert and check the website everyday but just wondering if the trainee window opens up every few months, years etc?

Cheers
I would imagine it will open again because there is an urgent need for more and more controllers. It's just backlogged at the moment and that's why it has temporarily shut down. Once it's out the way, I would imagine the website will accept applications again.

JH
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 10:38
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Did you get a call yet? Even I gave my stage 3 in Jan, still waiting
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 14:49
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Hi all,

Just wanted to ask if there was any way to find the materials NATS use for the interviews and assessments such as the aircraft technical knowledge and the general ATC knowledge stuff.
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Old 27th Feb 2020, 14:50
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Originally Posted by Jailhouse View Post
I would imagine it will open again because there is an urgent need for more and more controllers. It's just backlogged at the moment and that's why it has temporarily shut down. Once it's out the way, I would imagine the website will accept applications again.

JH
Have you heard anything back yet from Stage 3 JH?
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Old 29th Feb 2020, 16:39
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Originally Posted by bongomark View Post
Have you heard anything back yet from Stage 3 JH?
Not Yet. Hoping for a call any day now!
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Old 3rd Mar 2020, 15:03
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Originally Posted by Jailhouse View Post
Not Yet. Hoping for a call any day now!
I had stage 3 in January too, haven't heard anything yet (7 weeks and counting). Hoping the call comes soon to put me out of my misery!
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 07:35
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Originally Posted by WBrown0204 View Post
I had stage 3 in January too, haven't heard anything yet (7 weeks and counting). Hoping the call comes soon to put me out of my misery!
Yea me a Stage 3 Jan. Fingers crossed guys that it's not too long and that it's positive news!
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 15:00
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Anyone else on here have their stage 3 on Wednesday?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 08:49
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Anyone heard any updates or reasons for delays letting people know the results of Stage 3 from the end of 2019/early 2020??

Seems like fairly poor form to not be communicating reasons for delays.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 13:31
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Can't see my training course beginning April 27th due to the current global crisis. Has anyone at NATS heard anything regarding the companies plans for training?
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