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NATS interview process

Old 30th Apr 2007, 18:17
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thanks for the help timelapse!
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Old 1st May 2007, 14:04
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Had my stage 3 last Friday and just got a very welcomed phone call from NATS this morning. Well Chuffed Pencilled in for the Sept course assuming my medical is ok, which is something that worries more than any interviews

I'm not the thinest pencil in the box and my peak flow is a tad on the low side. Hopefully stopping smoking and some hefty hill walking every day should help that to rise a bit. Fingers crossed.
 
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HI Neodude,

Congratulations on getting through the NATS selecion process...i bet your over the moon!!

Well done
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Old 2nd May 2007, 13:15
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Hi NeoDude,
I think its you did both 2nd stage in Fareham and 3rd stage in Manchester with me, id go as far as to say im 98%, thats a big percentage.
I also got the call and was successful, only im starting in June as i dont have excuses like a family, so will be starting soon! Well done mate!
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Old 2nd May 2007, 13:30
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Hey everyone
Just a quick question, when I went through the selection process about 2 and a half years ago, the second stage was a HR interview, computer test and technical interview.
Is this still the same???
I'm just finishing off my application 2nd time round!
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Old 2nd May 2007, 13:39
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Steffy, have a look at the posts at the beginning of this thread...they should help! Good luck!
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Old 2nd May 2007, 13:45
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In case they dont, the second phase is Computer tests and a structured HR Interview, third stage is a group excercise, a HR Interview and a technical interview. Just do your revision and have fun
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Sounds harder! Eeek!
Thank you
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Old 2nd May 2007, 20:06
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Interview process stage #2

Hello all,

I have completed stage #1 of the interview process in London on the 26th April. I have just completed the personality questionaire on-line via SHL, I'm hoping I have a good one !!!!

I have no idea how I faired in the test, tried to be honest but still not easy. Fingers crossed I reach the next stage.........any info offered on the next stage of the process would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 3rd May 2007, 17:10
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I was at the 26th April tests too. I was in the PM session, had my ATC talk first, then the horrible tests after that.

Got my email through yesterday too, but i haev just come off night shift so i will relax todya and have a look at it tomorrow.

Hope to get through to stage 2, i am so far enjoying the selection process.

Stuart
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Old 4th May 2007, 12:18
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I was also at the PM session on the 26th. Had the aptitude tests first so was relieved to get it over and done with. Was convinced I had messed up the Spatial Awareness section so very surprised and happy to be sent the personality questionaire. Heres hoping the personality fits!

Good luck to everyone currently going through the recruitment process.
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Old 4th May 2007, 13:29
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Hi all,
I did the personality test online( awful!) on Wednesday, but there was no indication of how long it would take for results, does anybody know roughly how long this bit takes?
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Old 4th May 2007, 14:11
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It didnt take very long for me, i did it last month or maybe the month before, as i remember it was a few days
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stage3 tips

Hi NeoDude

This is my third and final attempt at joining NATS, and I have just been invited to stage3 of the recruitment process.

I am very nervous and desperate for this, and would welcome any pointers on the group exercise or interview.

Thanks
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Old 4th May 2007, 20:38
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Hi Milly,

Really can't give you any more info other than what has already been given in this thread. Group exercise: Contribute, listen to other opinions, don't be bossy. Interview: Be yourself and be honest, visit somewhere, read up on ATC. Every interview is different. I think mines differed a great deal from what is usually described here so be prepared for anything.

Good luck.
 
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This is my third and final attempt at joining NATS, and I have just been invited to stage3 of the recruitment process.
Although people on here seem to say that 3 times is the limit, is this a fact?

It's just that after speaking to a number of ATCOs in person whilst at Swanwick, I heard some of them had gotten in on their 4th or 5th attempts.
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Old 5th May 2007, 15:23
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It's just that after speaking to a number of ATCOs in person whilst at Swanwick, I heard some of them had gotten in on their 4th or 5th attempts.
ShuttleSixYankee- Is that actually what you were told from those ATCOs at Swanwick?

If it is the case then I would be more than eagar to submit my FOURTH application for Trainee ATCO- Im feeling pretty gutted at the mo as I recently sat my stage 1 tests in London for the 3rd time and passed them- then completed the online personality questionairre about a week ago and was told I had not been invited to Stage 2- got a rather irritating email from HR telling me I'd failed the questionairre! Shocking and unbelievable after putting in so much time to pass those aptitude tests!
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Old 5th May 2007, 18:50
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It's just that after speaking to a number of ATCOs in person whilst at Swanwick, I heard some of them had gotten in on their 4th or 5th attempts.
Hmmm, this is the first I've heard of that. Might be worth checking with HR first though.
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Old 5th May 2007, 19:29
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I was surprised when I heard it - and yes it was from Swanwick ATCOs, first hand. I spoke to at least two people who had gotten in on their fourth attempts.
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Old 5th May 2007, 19:43
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I'll be in touch with HR. I know they have recently extended the upper age limit for applicants up to 36 now (due to internal research into controllers ages or something like that) so the number of attempts in which one can apply may have also been revised. It was 3 attempts only for quite sometime.

Seems possible from what these Swanwick controllers have apparantly been saying. Worth a try!!
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