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Old 7th May 2013, 20:20
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I did apply and got my interview for 17th. I wasn't aware that this time around they are not paying. I really can't afford to have no salary for two years. Really annoying!
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Old 22nd May 2013, 17:24
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Anyone hear anything back about been called for the F.E.A.S.T test yet.
Where will it be carried out?
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Old 27th May 2013, 20:20
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Its gone very quiet here.
Has anyone heard anything yet??
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Old 30th May 2013, 17:40
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Does anyone have any idea how many got through the first round and will be doing the FEAST test?

From the letter that came in the post it sounds fairly difficult.
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Old 31st May 2013, 12:27
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FEAST test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gives some information regarding what the FEAST test is.

Regarding the numbers game I have no idea the exact break down but I think its less than 1000 get called for the FEAST test.

There is a significant investment in time and resources from start to finish of any recruitment drive.

Rather than taking pot luck they want to be sure that enough will graduate to justify the time and effort.

Each stage is designed to narrow the field.

The ultimate aim is to get a manageable number to call for interview.

Anyone who reaches the interview stage has "POTENTIALLY" what is required.

The interview process is showcasing your talents and convincing the board you are the one
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Old 31st May 2013, 16:24
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After successful completion of the course, you may be offered a place.

Why are they going to all the expense of carrying out these assessments and then training people if there maybe no need for them at the end of it all?

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Old 31st May 2013, 21:17
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I believe they have a plan

iaa management don't make mistakes. baffling decisions, yes, but always deliberate so no, not a mistake
.

With regard to the MAY OFFER bit I would say its to prevent any successful candidates making a claim for a position within the IAA.

But I don't know

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Old 1st Jun 2013, 16:38
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Its basically there get out of jail free card, if the aviation industry goes belly up in the two years of the training and then they won't need to take anyone on.
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Old 9th Dec 2013, 23:34
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IAA ATC jobs x24

Is the iaa going to do another student programme in 2014?
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 05:30
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Sorry to wake the forum

I'm a US citizen living in Manhattan. I went through the FAA (IAA equivalent here in the states) required courses back in 2013 and took the exams only to be told that they were changing the hiring plan and the two years that I spent prepping to be a controller for the FAA was for nothing. At that point, I applied for ATC with the IAA. 3 years later, I had forgotten that I had applied but received an email asking me to come sit for FEAST in early May of this year. I was wondering if anyone can offer ANY insight as to what I have in store. I want to control traffic. It's my passion. Is it worth a trip from NYC to Dublin to go sit for FEAST? Thanks in advance.
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 16:09
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Is it worth a trip from NYC to Dublin to go sit for FEAST?
I'm a US citizen living in Manhattan.
First thing have you the right to work in the EU?

Find the answer to this before anything else.
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Old 2nd Jul 2016, 11:35
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I've been invited for interview.

I don't suppose anybody knows what the career/salary progression is like do they?

I only ask because I'd be leaving a ok paying job and not being paid for two years; so it has to be worth it!
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 18:20
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I've been invited for interview.
Questions you should ask
  1. Where will the training be carried out.
  2. Where will you likely to be based.

Note important word.
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 15:20
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That is probably the most sensible solution.

I'm probably not going to go though. If they aren't going to pay trainees, they obviously don't have much respect for them.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 23:08
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Only PHDs need apply (Papa Has Dough)
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Old 1st May 2017, 07:20
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I am currently going through selection as part of the IAA Student Controller Programme. I'm intrigued to discover if there is anyone here who has participated in the programme (on the basis that training in unpaid) and how you actually survived for 2 years? Help from parents, huge savings, managed to get hold of a student loan/grant?
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