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NATS interview process

Old 31st Jul 2008, 10:38
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To quote Traffic is... ;

"NATS towers aren't always too keen to allow visitors unless they are already in the recruitment process, but still worth giving them a try. Otherwise try the non NATS towers.

For those going through the recruitment process and wanting a visit before stage 3, then it's quite easy to sort out. Either speak to HR for some contact numbers or have a look in the AIP (you can search on line for this under CAA documents) for your chosen airfield and you'll find the number for ATC. I'd recommend two if you can to get a broader picture and a better idea of what goes on."


Hope this helps!



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Old 31st Jul 2008, 11:25
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If you do try and visit a NATS tower in the London region, you're probably better off trying Stansted or Luton as they're landside as opposed to Heathrow and Gatwick, and so you dont need to go through the hassle of getting an airside pass.
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Old 31st Jul 2008, 16:20
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College

Hi guys,

I'm one of the lucky ones who is at NATS college now. I started at the beginning of July and to be fair, its difficult but do-able.

Just thought I would leave a post in case anyone has any questions about what college life is like etc

Fell free to pm me

Cheers

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Old 31st Jul 2008, 17:04
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Hey!! I had my stage 1 in manchester yesterday afternoon too!!

Im glad im not the only one that thought "what the hell" about the cubes! lol, how do you think you did in the rest of the tests??

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Old 31st Jul 2008, 19:30
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I've never posted on this thread before but after reading through it what feels like hundreds of times I thought I'd say a big thank you to all that have posted information on here it must have sunk in as I got an e-mail today saying I have passed stage 3!!!!! and subject to to medical/references etc. I'm in. Once again a big thank you.
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Old 31st Jul 2008, 21:12
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Evening all.

Been directed here as I'm facing my Stage 3 assessment next Wednesday in London. getting quite nervousnow too which isn't good. However, I did get to this stage last year so know what to expect..... doesnt stop the nerves though...

Off to Swanwick for a tour on Saturday and then Luton on Sunday for a brief tour of where my auntie works. Could prove useful.

So just thought I'd pop in and say hi!

Andi
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 12:19
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Hi everyone,

I'm just back from 1st Stage that took place in Belfat.
People were very nice all during the time set.

A part from that anyone who was there too today?
I'm the only black guy who was in the group, just so you know.

I found the diagramming and cubes part quite doable, don't wanna say easy 'cause I don't have my results yet.

SOME TIPs :
go to the website http://www.psychometric-success.com
they've got exactly the SAME questions that you can find in the NATS tests.
Not kidding!!!!!

the CHECKING part has 4 BIG practice set of questions (40 each), you can find them in the package named "CLERICAL".

The CUBES are in the spatial package and the diagramming are in the ABSTRACT RESONNING package.

I'm telling you, it's THE SAME TYPES of question, worth to check for revising!!!

Well obviously you have to pay something like 15 for each package but who cares about money when there is success ahead!!!

I'll keep you guys posted about my results, hope to get through to stage 2!!!!


C y'all,

Chris
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Thumbs up

Hi,

Just passed my stage 2 today, despite the evil that is the computer tests! Big thankyou to all the contributors for all your advice, it's been invaluable!
Well here's to stage 3 in Manchester! (big gulp and puts head straight back in to the motivation paper)
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 15:33
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College Test

Hi All,

I was wondering if any of the the college grads can give any details about the first test faced on navigation and what kind of bits are covered in it?

Also, any tips on which B & B's are the best out of that long list , some good or bad experiences?

Thanks in advance
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 15:42
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If you are referring to the Nav DLP, then the first test is on sections 2-7 and 10. Well, that's what us July intake had a few weeks back.

The other sections are "re taught" in the first few weeks. No major drama. It is multiple choice, except for a few variation/deviation and track/heading questions where you just work it out yourself.

I'm not in a B&B, I'm house sharing, but Westby Road is apparently the place to be for B&Bs. Some people have differing views on what is good and what isn't, but on the whole the Strand, the Edwardian and Ravensbourne seem to be most popular. The Au Levant (or the Boscombe Reef as it is now) is one to be avoided apparently, though some people seem to like it. If they like living with dirty kitchens, etc that is....
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Just got invited to do personality test from 21st July (London) 1st stage....fingers crossed!
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Thanks for the help WTB, i'll check those ones out
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 19:42
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So what do they test you on on the 1st stage? as in what type of personality features such as spatial awareness etc?
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 23:49
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alphamanic:

nav test - read the document a few times and get it to sink in and you'll have no bother

as regards b&b's - i stayed in the ravensbourne for my time (6 months) and i have no complaints at all to make, good rates, great landlord and good people (ATC only) staying in there. plus westby road is good for social/study depending on time of week

ross:

if you havent already, read through this whole thread. i agree it may take a while at 67 pages but there is heaps of info that has accumulated over time from loads of good sources and is pretty much all still relevant. if you have any specific questions then feel free to ask on here or pm, but i think you'll find the majority of your answers in detail are already on here
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For all those candidates, and future candidates out there, have a read of this passage from G SXTY from his post http://www.pprune.org/forums/intervi...ml#post4212224

Yes, it's about getting a job in the cockpit, but it gives you all an idea of how much prep he did before his interview. Might be worth some thought.

Top tip no. 2 - a school might get you an interview, but that's just the start of it. I researched like my life depended on it. I borrowed books on interview techniques, I read-up on technical questions, I learned the company history by heart. I found out how many seats a Q400 has. I contacted Dash 8 pilots I knew, I pestered Flybe pilots via Pprune. I even managed to get a mock interview with a kindly recruiter from another airline. In short, I was prepared. Which is no more than they expect. The interview was on a Friday afternoon, friendly but probing, and I left feeling I had done as well as I could - but you can never be sure.
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Old 4th Aug 2008, 10:09
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Interview

Friday 15th Aug :-)

Anyone know about parking at the centre etc?

Looks like I have to dress up for this one too :-(

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Old 4th Aug 2008, 22:45
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parking at CTC is well...

you'll find a space but you may have to do a few laps first... leave plenty of time for that

depends what you classify as dressing up too

enjoy the retro computers, its an interesting experience...
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lol, i forgot to mention the computers in stage two. I literally laughed out load when i saw those, the woman supervising me didn't seem to pleased when i cracked an amstrad joke about them.
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Yeah the computer is a bit Commodore 64 isn't it.....

Off down to London today for the night then stage 3 tomorrow.......

Someone play me the Rocky theme.....I'm getting fired up.
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Not long got back.......am shattered....

Met some very friendly people, hopefully all went well. Just the waiting game now, that's the wost bit!
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