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Old 25th Apr 2023, 09:01
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For the third stage do they send books related to ATC knowledge? I mean hard copies to the residential address for preparing?
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 19:24
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Originally Posted by chiranjib
For the third stage do they send books related to ATC knowledge? I mean hard copies to the residential address for preparing?
TIA
They send you a link to an online document that is password protected and they share the password in the Stage 3 invite email.

Though that said, I wasn't ever able to book a Stage 3 assessment. Passed the tests, got an invite and a link to book Stage 3, but it permanently showed no slots available from the moment I got the invite and now has a new message that the event is now closed for registration, so I didn't even get a chance to book Stage 3 before it closed. Seems that getting a Stage 3 invite doesn't actually mean you'll ever get there

Curious how many others actually got to book it and if anyone else like me is left wondering if this is now the end of it. It's a bit strange that you can be invited but never actually have a chance to book
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 09:43
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I was lucky and managed to open the email as soon as I received it. There were a few dates available in April and May and I booked onto one of them. I seems like they booked up very quickly.

Seems that getting a Stage 3 invite doesn't actually mean you'll ever get there
I guess you just have to stay patient, they are sure to release new dates at some point.
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 09:51
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999
I was lucky and managed to open the email as soon as I received it. There were a few dates available in April and May and I booked onto one of them. I seems like they booked up very quickly.



I guess you just have to stay patient, they are sure to release new dates at some point.
I also opened the email within a few minutes of it arriving but no slots were available from when I got it. I checked probably upwards of 10 times per day, every day since and always got the same red text message that no slots currently available and to keep checking back.

Then after almost a week like that, the message text has now changed to say that they are no longer accepting new registrations for this event. I don't know what more I could have done but it seems to come down to luck. No idea what comes next or whether it means I fall out of the process, even though I passed.

Hope it goes well for you!
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 10:02
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Then after almost a week like that, the message text has now changed to say that they are no longer accepting new registrations for this event. I don't know what more I could have done but it seems to come down to luck. No idea what comes next or whether it means I fall out of the process, even though I passed.
It could be that the online "event" has expired but that they will create a new one in the future with more dates. I have no idea, but I doubt the whole process comes down to the luck of when you opened the email
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Old 27th Apr 2023, 16:33
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Hi, does anyone know if there are any useful resources/websites to prepare for stage 1 amplitude tests?
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Old 28th Apr 2023, 07:16
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Originally Posted by Misty101
Hi, does anyone know if there are any useful resources/websites to prepare for stage 1 amplitude tests?
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Old 29th Apr 2023, 19:40
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Originally Posted by mrbll
Then after almost a week like that, the message text has now changed to say that they are no longer accepting new registrations for this event. I don't know what more I could have done but it seems to come down to luck. No idea what comes next or whether it means I fall out of the process, even though I passed.
I'm in the same position as you but for me, it says no slots available. The one thing telling me that they will post new dates is that they're still advertising for more applications.
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Old 30th Apr 2023, 23:50
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Originally Posted by maxd
I'm in the same position as you but for me, it says no slots available. The one thing telling me that they will post new dates is that they're still advertising for more applications.
Yes it said the same for me every time I checked for about a week or so and then the message changed wording to something along the lines of this event is no longer available for registration.

As you said, what gives me hope is that they are still encouraging people to apply from scratch and they wouldn't do that if they weren't planning to see more people. I guess it's just a matter of how long before they have space. The hard bit is not knowing when they open more dates. There's a limit to how often people are going to click that link and the dates seem to go quickly
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Old 2nd May 2023, 11:58
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Were pleased to let you know that you have passed the minimum requirements from the first two stages of the selection process. We will now be assessing your results and the invitations to attend the next stage will be sent in due course (when we have availability at our Stage Three assessment centres).
"This is the mail i got today soon after i took the stage two" My ques is that will they send out an invitation to take the third slot? i mean a link to book for the third slot?And when i expect an email if so at the earliest?
Any expert opinion? TIA
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Old 3rd May 2023, 13:38
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Originally Posted by mrbll;[url=tel:11425846
11425846[/url]]They send you a link to an online document that is password protected and they share the password in the Stage 3 invite email.

Though that said, I wasn't ever able to book a Stage 3 assessment. Passed the tests, got an invite and a link to book Stage 3, but it permanently showed no slots available from the moment I got the invite and now has a new message that the event is now closed for registration, so I didn't even get a chance to book Stage 3 before it closed. Seems that getting a Stage 3 invite doesn't actually mean you'll ever get there

Curious how many others actually got to book it and if anyone else like me is left wondering if this is now the end of it. It's a bit strange that you can be invited but never actually have a chance to book

Looking at the NATS careers website it looks like the closing date for trainee positions is October.
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Old 5th May 2023, 21:55
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Originally Posted by Peeliewally

Looking at the NATS careers website it looks like the closing date for trainee positions is October.
Read on in the job advert...

"Please note that NATS reserves the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible."

Whilst I don't see it imminently closing. I'd be surprised if it is still open by late September.
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Old 12th May 2023, 00:03
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Originally Posted by planesandthings
Read on in the job advert...

"Please note that NATS reserves the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible."

Whilst I don't see it imminently closing. I'd be surprised if it is still open by late September.
I would put money on the vacancy being open for the next few years given the current staff shortages and huge retirement bubble.
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Old 16th May 2023, 13:11
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Originally Posted by JJay92
Did you hear back? Im in the same situation. I was invited to stage 1 tests on the 12th and completed them on the 17th. My application is showing as under review.

Hi mine is also showing the same.

Hoping that we get called for assessment centres soon!
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Old 19th May 2023, 19:51
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Originally Posted by chiranjib
Were pleased to let you know that you have passed the minimum requirements from the first two stages of the selection process. We will now be assessing your results and the invitations to attend the next stage will be sent in due course (when we have availability at our Stage Three assessment centres).
"This is the mail i got today soon after i took the stage two" My ques is that will they send out an invitation to take the third slot? i mean a link to book for the third slot?And when i expect an email if so at the earliest?
Any expert opinion? TIA
I passed stage 2 today and have had the same e-mail. How long did it take for a stage 3 assessment day to become available?
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Old 21st May 2023, 09:18
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Originally Posted by SouthCoastAndy
I passed stage 2 today and have had the same e-mail. How long did it take for a stage 3 assessment day to become available?
I got my pass email a month ago and still nothing.
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Old 31st May 2023, 17:20
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Has anybody heard anything yet from this month (May) assessment centres?
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Old 2nd Jun 2023, 15:03
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Originally Posted by JohnTonks24
Has anybody heard anything yet from this month (May) assessment centres?
Passed Stage 2 in April, emailed them 2 weeks ago for an update and they said they're still waiting to allocate me for Stage 3.
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Old 5th Jun 2023, 15:18
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I received the invite to phase 3 at 2:58 pm but when I opened the link at 3:06 pm there were no more slots. Has anyone managed to secure a slot?
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Old 5th Jun 2023, 15:21
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Originally Posted by OH_OBS
I received the invite to phase 3 at 2:58 pm but when I opened the link at 3:06 pm there were no more slots. Has anyone managed to secure a slot?
I received a stage 3 invite at 14:48 and happened to be on my phone at the time. I opened it and went to the link almost instantly but there were also no dates available.

Its frustrating but gives me hope they have sent out more invites in advance on adding new assessment centres! The email says to keep checking back on the link regularly.
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