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NATS interview process

Old 14th Jul 2021, 22:34
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Any updates re recruitment from those "in the know"? Are NATS thinking about when they might start to need new trainees again, or is it still too far off to even think about it?
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 15:52
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
Any updates re recruitment from those "in the know"? Are NATS thinking about when they might start to need new trainees again, or is it still too far off to even think about it?
Would be keen to read any replies to the above post if anyone is able to help?

Don't worry if the news isn't good... we can take it!
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 18:29
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No real news just yet other than NATS officially let go of the existing college trainees at the end of June, so it's not looking good for any recruitment in the near future.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 23:00
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Originally Posted by AustralianSam View Post
No real news just yet other than NATS officially let go of the existing college trainees at the end of June, so it's not looking good for any recruitment in the near future.
I thought the college trainees were already let go last year?
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 00:01
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999 View Post
I thought the college trainees were already let go last year?
Pretty sure it went like this: trainees were let go in September 2020 - then the union pressured NATS to keep them on through the furlough scheme. The argument was that this wouldn't cost NATS anything, so they may as well do it and see how things play out. Then as of June, the furlough scheme required employer contributions - so NATS formally terminated contracts, rather than pay the furlough contributions. I believe the college trainees all have the guaranteed right to return to training when it does start again - but that this would likely be no earlier than mid 2022 based on current estimates. This is based on bits I've heard through various grapevines. I would also love to know what possible scenarios NATS might have planned for in terms of restarting training - but I honestly think the situation is still too volatile for any meaningful answers. I'd say '2022 at the earliest' is probably the best answer for now.
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 15:59
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Thanks for the info

So it sounds like a relatively optimistic scenario, the previous trainees may start to be recalled to training from mid-2022. In which case, 'new' trainees could start to be required to start from late 2022 to early 2023. Given a lead time in recruitment of 3-6 months (at least), re-starting the recruitment process may also be possible in mid/late 2022?
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Old 15th Sep 2021, 08:50
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Anyone at CTC/Swanwick have an update on movements within recruitment or training? Last I heard anyone lucky enough to still be on furlough were due for release around this time. With the pick up in travel has there been a noticeable increase in operational requirements?
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Old 3rd Oct 2021, 22:16
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They got rid of TATCs @ CTC months ago. They've just had a meeting on Teams to discuss with those TATCs the option to return, through what they're callign cohort 1, 2, and 3. Cohort 1 is destined to return early 2022 (We're talking Feb-Mar), Cohort 2 mid 2022 (Apr - Jun) and Cohort 3 late 2022 (Sep-Nov).

I can't imagine they'd start the recruitment process before mid 2022 - with their aim to fill cohorts for either the very end of 2022 or the start of 2023.


That's as far as we (the TATCs they got rid of) are aware.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 08:13
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Originally Posted by WoopWoopPushDown View Post
They got rid of TATCs @ CTC months ago. They've just had a meeting on Teams to discuss with those TATCs the option to return, through what they're callign cohort 1, 2, and 3. Cohort 1 is destined to return early 2022 (We're talking Feb-Mar), Cohort 2 mid 2022 (Apr - Jun) and Cohort 3 late 2022 (Sep-Nov).

I can't imagine they'd start the recruitment process before mid 2022 - with their aim to fill cohorts for either the very end of 2022 or the start of 2023.


That's as far as we (the TATCs they got rid of) are aware.
interesting.. thank you for this info.

when you talk about cohorts, was this for the TATC’s who actually began their training before COVID interrupted them, or perhaps the individuals (myself included) of whom were weeks away from starting CTC training but never had the chance to begin.

I understand there will be priority list if you like with those who began training and still want to resume, but it will be interesting to know just how many trainees are in this boat and whether those waiting just behind them ‘in the queue’ would be invited to start next year too.

Either way, it sounds like NATS are now finally gearing up for some sort of movement and activity which can only be seen as encouraging news.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 11:51
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Originally Posted by idloveit View Post
interesting.. thank you for this info.

when you talk about cohorts, was this for the TATC’s who actually began their training before COVID interrupted them, or perhaps the individuals (myself included) of whom were weeks away from starting CTC training but never had the chance to begin.

I understand there will be priority list if you like with those who began training and still want to resume, but it will be interesting to know just how many trainees are in this boat and whether those waiting just behind them ‘in the queue’ would be invited to start next year too.

Either way, it sounds like NATS are now finally gearing up for some sort of movement and activity which can only be seen as encouraging news.
Cohorts were for those already at NATS - Cohort 1 are the advanced students, Cohort 2 the foundation and 3 is mine - basic. They were saying at one point you'd not have to start from scratch, just the last milestone - so hopefully 1 and 2 move through quickly and they can look at getting more trainees going.

I can't imagine all 122 are going to return - some have gone to EuroControl, some have got completely new careers. I wonder if cohort 3 will end up getting filled by a mixture of my old course and yourselves - where people don't return. Either way, it's going in the right direction.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 12:53
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Originally Posted by WoopWoopPushDown View Post
Cohorts were for those already at NATS - Cohort 1 are the advanced students, Cohort 2 the foundation and 3 is mine - basic. They were saying at one point you'd not have to start from scratch, just the last milestone - so hopefully 1 and 2 move through quickly and they can look at getting more trainees going.

I can't imagine all 122 are going to return - some have gone to EuroControl, some have got completely new careers. I wonder if cohort 3 will end up getting filled by a mixture of my old course and yourselves - where people don't return. Either way, it's going in the right direction.
Thanks for the reply. 100% agree, the right direction is starting to take an early shape. Encouraging news.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 12:38
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https://nats.aero/blog/2021/11/welco...ots-of-autumn/

Positive blog posted from NATS on their website. OTJ training resuming and ab-initio training resuming as early as Feb 22.
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