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Old 17th Nov 2010, 04:11
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Wooooohoooooo!!!

Times are good! I made it through. Watch your mobile phones guys. It could be any time.
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 10:19
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Congratulations stupidthursday fingers crossed for the rest of us! So they actually called you? What did they say, did they give you a course date, etc? Basically more details please
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 17:38
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Thanks. I'm hoping everyone here gets the same call. Basically, she informed me that everything went well with the assessment and that I was selected. The next step would be getting an ARN from CASA then take medical examination.

For those who are still waiting, the start date has been moved to either last week of january or third week of feb. I think it depends on how they go with the simulator's scheduling. I don't really have the details on that one.

I'm still in a bit of a shock really. Good luck guys!
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 20:49
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Thanks for the info mate I'm not surprised about the moved starting date, they were starting to cut it a little fine! Fingers crossed for the rest of us still!
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 11:22
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For those who are still waiting, the start date has been moved to either last week of january or third week of feb. I think it depends on how they go with the simulator's scheduling. I don't really have the details on that one.
I'm waiting on assessment in Dec/Jan. Does this mean this has been put back?

I've tried to be patient with this but seriously i first applied in January!! Think I did pretty good in online test so no sure why i didn't get an assessment gig in October.
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 13:46
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Hmmm, anyone else received their offer yet? Had reference check done as well, but the waiting is killing. Is it bad news someone has got an offer and those who had reference checked still haven't heard back?

TroyMcClure: ASA did say they're working off an order of merit from the online test. I guess you did well, but others did better.
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 22:27
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First and foremost, congrats to stupidthursday - we are all green with envy.

Originally Posted by TroyMcClure
I've tried to be patient with this but seriously i first applied in January!!
We all did - actually, I applied in October 2009. This is still quicker than the first time I tried.

Think I did pretty good in online test so no sure why i didn't get an assessment gig in October.
Well, to put it bluntly - at least 120 did better.

Originally Posted by Dragonrage
Had reference check done as well, but the waiting is killing.
Not sure why the waiting is a problem. Unless your referees are going to say bad things about you - you are in.

Most of us have heard nothing.
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 23:28
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Thanks again guys. About the waiting, i'm pretty sure that if you haven't received anything that says you're out, i believe you're still in the race, pretty much. I haven't heard anything again about the medical exam so like you guys, i'm still waiting as well.

Good luck to all!
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 00:02
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The waiting is finally over - I've just received my rejection email
Oh well it just has to wait another twelve months...

I haven't heard anything again about the medical exam
I think it might be just a case of finding a local DAME and getting it done. It takes a little time but isn't difficult.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 00:21
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Hi,
Like all of above I have also received a email passing the written exam and have booked a phone interview. Question... what do they ask on the phone interview.
Was reading that we can arrange a ATC visit. Any ideas...
and Congrats to those who have made it.... those waiting best of luck
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 00:39
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Also have received the rejection email. Was expecting it since the referees weren't contacted.
Pretty generic response so I'll be requesting for some more feedback. I thought I did OK on the day, but... obviously not. The cynic in me is wondering if its an "age" thing.

Congrats & good luck to those who made it. I hope all of you will be successful.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 00:56
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Also have received the rejection email. Was expecting it since the referees weren't contacted.
That was my clue as well!

Pretty generic response so I'll be requesting for some more feedback.
Do so - Gemma rang me within 10 minutes of asking for feedback. To her credit she did - warts and all.

I thought I did OK on the day, but... obviously not. The cynic in me is wondering if its an "age" thing.
Definitely not - she was very quick to reject the idea (not to mention it's illegal anyway). 37 certainly not a problem, I brought up the subject with her as I'm 49.
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 02:12
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Course

Max

Can you give me an idea of just how tough and ruthless the course is. My referees have been contacted so it looks positive and now just want to know what I am in for, for the duration of the course!

Cheers
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Old 19th Nov 2010, 06:05
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So Rossco, I take it you'll be applying again?
Got my additional feedback. All positive except for one thing - the simulation. Funny, as I thought that I did that pretty well. C'est la vie.
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 01:27
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Hey guys. Just to let you in a little secret, this is the second time I applied. The first time, I didn't even pass the online test... I don't know what happened with the first time but luckily I got through the second time. I was a bit worried because this is the last time I could apply for the course.

So to all who received rejection mails, just bear in mind, there's always a next time. That didn't stop me from aspiring to become an ATC. Good luck guys.
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Old 22nd Nov 2010, 13:59
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Congrats, stupidthursday...... just curious to know... when did you apply .... and when is your training happening....... also foe those whose assesment are due to be held in jan and feb ... what are the chances of going to atc training... jusst curious... want to know when to resign from my current job... or maybe not....
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Old 22nd Nov 2010, 15:35
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ATC_intrain, I think the moral of the story is don't count your chickens. We're assured there are plenty of applicants for training so on a purely statistical pluck it out of your @rse assessment for an "off the street" applicant it is well less than 10%. I stand to be well & truly corrected.

The fact you're here implies an interest so probably raises your chances, or you're a desperate wannabe From personal observation those who fall into ATC by chance (so to speak) fare better than the those who really really want to do it. It's been a long time since I was directly involved with recruitment so weight my words accordingly.
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Old 22nd Nov 2010, 23:21
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Thanks ATC_intrain! I applied last december 09. There is no definite date as of today on when the training starts. I'm hoping by december they could give one.

I don't think you should quit until you have the letter of offer, passed the medical exams, and have a definite date of the training. It's too risky mate.

I still haven't given my 2 weeks notice. Although they have an idea.
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 00:34
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hey trancex.. have you got your call yet.. or have you booked one.... let me knw what happens......looks like this time they are hiring for 2011 jan feb or april batch....
Also if there is anyone who can tell what to expect in the phone interview......
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Old 23rd Nov 2010, 01:00
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Thanks for your reply.... stupidthursday and le~~~~......ATC_intrain,
Also please explain();
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We're assured there are plenty of applicants for training so on a purely statistical pluck it out of your @rse assessment for an "off the street" applicant it is well less than 10%.
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I stand to be well & truly corrected.
how did you made that observation
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From personal observation those who fall into ATC by chance (so to speak) fare better than the those who really really want to do it.
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