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NATS interview process

Old 21st Jul 2008, 10:15
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So...I'm interested to know.....who is going to try out that theory.....!!!
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 11:42
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I would but I dont think it will get me very far...
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 13:38
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Gonzo

Can you access my personality test and tell them I was tricked into those lies!?!

Told one of the guys at work today that it made me sound quiet and shy, thought he was gonna fly into a mountain he laughed so hard.

:-(
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 13:51
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*wonders*

was that joke in bad taste?
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 14:09
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Danger UNbelievable!

Ok so had first stage of testing today. First off would like to say how helpful this little thread has been!

I think there are a few changes to the format now, like they have D/S/T questions in the motivation part for the first stage of testing. I didn't see that mentioned before as part of stage 1.

However, I would LOVE to comment on the rest of the stage 1 tests, but the only other one I got to do was the checking test! This was due to the fact that they did not have enough exam papers for all the candidates so the group I was in was told that we couldn't do them!!!

Our options were either to wait and see if the papers arrived or we could leave there and then and what we had already done would be the only bit that got assessed and from that we would be told if we got to stage 2. If we had got to stage 2 we would have the priviledge (!) of doing the other two tests along with all the other stage 2 tests in Southampton. So of course 99% of people opted to stay but in the end they never arrived and we were all sent home feeling rather annoyed and lacking in two of the aptitude tests.

I don't know whether to feel pleased about this or not?! I'm still trying to figure out if it has actually worked in my favour.

Still...bit rubbish. Thought I'd just share my experience with everyone else.
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 14:21
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lizplt...

I'm not sure how they are going to assess candidates on the strength of the assessments you have done, i would suggest the other 2 tests are just as (if not more) important...

Also the people who run the Stage 1 events are not NATS people, we contract it to an outside company. I'd give HR a ring and see what they say about it, it may well be likely you get invited to another stage 1 day.

Either way best of luck

Adrian
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 14:22
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Wahey.

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say I found out today I passed stage 3.

Well chuffed to say the least.

Good luck to everyone who was at stage 3 with me.

I have my fingers crossed for all of you.

Cheers.

Jon
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 14:29
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Congrats Eddie, nice to hear it!

Hope you knock the socks off the training!
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 14:59
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Hey all,

I think this is an early question, as my stage 1 still lies ahead (July 30, Manchester, soooo looking forward to it!), but I can't get it off my mind ...

At stage 2, besides the location indicators, do I actually have to know where those cities/airports are? Or is just the mere bijection "town name" - "four letters" (or two, really) sufficient?

My knowledge of UK geography is general at best ;-)
So just to know how much time should I put into it...

Thanks!
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 15:39
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BW,

So...I'm interested to know.....who is going to try out that theory.....!!!
Stirrer!

Ezy,

Can you access my personality test and tell them I was tricked into those lies!?!
I wouldn't worry about it, my personality test made me out to be a calm, intelligent and not at all vindictive person....obviously a lie.

lizpit, I agree with AJ7, contact HR and advise them.
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 15:42
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I wouldn't worry about it, my personality test made me out to be a calm, intelligent and not at all vindictive person....obviously a lie.
Hear hear
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 17:54
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Swisseddie

Congrats Jon, glad it all worked out for you.

At least I know there is hope for us oldies after all
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 18:21
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Sirinx,

Its always good to have a background knowledge of where the various airports are, even just knowing that Bournemouth is in the south and Newcastle in the north would be good. Without sounding/being patronising though, stick with stage 1 first, you should have a reasonable amount of time between the stages to brush up on UK geography
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 18:33
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Phew. just done stage 1 testing today, and those folded cubes were hard!
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Old 21st Jul 2008, 22:16
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1985, Don't think I didn't notice!!!
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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 09:05
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Sorry to barge into this thread but does Gonzo happen to know what the selection procedure is like for the recruitment for experienced controllers. I`ve got an interview tommorrow and hoping to get back to the premier league after a few years Sunday league. How are you Gonzo? I hear you`ve spent some time on `C`ool watch.
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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 10:05
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NATS Diagramming test..

Ive downloaded the practice questions for my tests in a months time.. However I just cannot get my hed around the Diagramming test with the commands...Can someone please help me see what im missing here?
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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 10:36
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fish

Ok so I rung HR to find out what was going on. They said exactly the same as the psychology guys there did. If you didn't manage to do the other two tests (Spatial and Diagramming) then you will do them if you get to stage 2.

Hope this helps anyone else out there who's in the same position.
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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 15:19
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Sorry Book Em, would love to help, but the experienced ATCO programme is something I've not been involved in at all.
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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 18:37
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Phew. just done stage 1 testing today, and those folded cubes were hard!
There's a rumour that a few months ago selection tests for one particular occasion were mixed up for some admin mistake and someone who should have failed (a rather thick candidate) went through.
The trainee went on to the college and by the time the mistake was spotted, he had nearly finished his training.
He was then allowed to complete his training (successfully) and has now recently been posted to a certain unit very far up north
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