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NATS interview process

Old 15th Jul 2008, 20:33
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There are a couple of posts regarding the PDF for the motivation paper not being attached in the stage 1 invites from NATS HR. Can anyone confirm that this documentation is in fact the "test_materials.doc" file which is included as a link in the HR email for stage 1 invites.

I am a little concerned that I am missing something, because I have had no link to a "PDF" document.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th Jul 2008, 22:17
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if its somewhere in the region of 30 pages of info regarding ICAO codes, and a/c recognition then thats what you're looking for...
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Old 15th Jul 2008, 22:28
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The only thing that I have been sent is


http://natscareers.co.uk/docs/test_materials.doc

Is this the only thing that is required?

Cheers.
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Old 15th Jul 2008, 22:47
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nppatt

You can find it here, its actully a word document.

http://natscareers.co.uk/docs/test_materials.doc

Gives a description of NATS, how airspace works,and at the end gives a whole list of aircraft and their specs etc.


AJ7, is that not stage 2??
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Old 15th Jul 2008, 22:48
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Okay, many thanks. That is indeed the document that I have.

Cheers.
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Old 15th Jul 2008, 22:51
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as i remember it when i did it, it was the same document?? or did i somehow manage to get away with it?
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 12:18
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Oh My Gosh

Shocking!

I passed stage 1.

I thought I'd really botched it up, flew up to Glasgow on Friday morning, and have an email asking me to do the online test today.

Those cubes really threw me, was sure I'd failed.

There's hope for us all.

Ezy

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Old 16th Jul 2008, 15:57
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Well guys and gals, here's one that unfortunately will not be joining your ranks, this year at least! Just got my rejection email, knew that damn personality test would catch me out!

All the very best of luck to all of you who make stage 2 and will be checking on here regularly over the next 12 months to keep up to date with all that goes on in the world of ATC until I can finally make the grade myself and join you.

Here's to counting down the next 12 months till my next application!

Take care guys and gals

Wazzer
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 17:03
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Sorry to hear that Wazzer, better luck next year. When did you sit your stage 1 tests?
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 17:15
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Did stage 1 on 27th June in London, think I did well on those, felt confident. Just the damn personality test that got me! Still counting down those months already, not gonna let this beat me, just a minor setback in getting my dream job.
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 17:17
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I must admit I'm worried about the personality test (if I pass stage 1), everyone says be honest which is what I intend to be. However it still worries me that I may not be what they want which would be very disheartening
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 20:37
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I am still unsure as to whether I passed the Stage 1 test day despite receiving a follow up email from NATS asking me to complete the separate personality questionnaire.

I was initially led to believe that as I had been asked to complete the follow-up questionnaire, I had passed the initial tests, however the response I got from them after completing it was:

'Thank you for completing the online personality questionnaire. After careful consideration of the results of both the aptitude tests and personality questionnaire, I regret to inform you that you did not reach the required standard.'

Did this mean that I had passed the Initial tests but had singularly failed to charm them with my personality or was it a result of underachieving in 1 or more of my Stage 1 tests or in both areas?
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Old 16th Jul 2008, 22:26
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Ahh man, hard luck, how long did it take to get the results of the personality test back?
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 06:26
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Since I have now failed, for this year at least, to gain NATS sponsorhip through college, does anyone know of other colleges apart from Bae in Wales where I could try and self sponsor? Does NATS college in Bournmouth accept self sponsor students please?

Any advice out there greatly appreciated, this is going to be a long 12 months methinks
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 09:59
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Eurocontrol in the Netherlands.

EUROCONTROL - European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation

Good Luck!
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 11:20
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I just called NATS for feedback of my aptitude tests apparently they take the aptitude and personality tests into consideration. So you could do ok on both and get through, or you could do really well on aptitude but rubbish on personality and fail. I guess it works on some kind of point scoring system and you have to reach a minimum amount combined. Correct me if I am wrong, just my presumption and understanding.

I just did the personality test and think I sound like some hormonal unsociable wierdo, I'm not at all.

Oh help

Ezy
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 11:48
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Well best of luck Ezy, I hope you do well, although I'm sure you're just being too critical of yourself.

Fingers Crossed!
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 14:33
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I too think you're being too hard on yourself!!

"I sound like some hormonal unsociable wierdo,", that was funny though, i mean the way you said it

Hope you get through and Good luck again.

Take care,

Chris
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 15:00
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Thanks Fret, will certainly look into that, have emailed them for info....Just gotta convince wifey to go dutch
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 18:19
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Well I failed Stage 1, really bummed about it. I thought I did really well at the checking, diagramming and the motivational paper. IMO, my only weak point was the cubes!

I have emailed NATS for a little bit of feed back. Oh well, next year it is!
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