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Air Navigation Solutions Assessment Day

Old 4th Sep 2018, 14:45
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Originally Posted by Caz21 View Post


Did you hear anything last week? Nothing for me. I'm giving up expecting to hear from them!
No I didnít, rang again yesterday and reception said Rachel from HR was in a meeting and would get back to me same day but she didnít. Not getting a good vibe in terms of professionalism and resource if Iím honest, it feels like theyíve been overwhelmed by organising it all. Especially as weíre within 2 weeks now and no info on any material we need to learn etc.!

I need to know fairly urgently as Iíve got a meeting clash in my current work with the big boss, I guess Iíll just have to rearrange it and then look daft if Iím in work after all. Iíve got NATS stage 3 in October so I guess Iíll put my energy into that for now.

Hope we hear something eventually!
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Old 4th Sep 2018, 21:36
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Yes I’ve felt the same, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been inundated with applications and haven’t been able to keep on top of them. Makes me wonder if they’ll do another set of interviews next month as well.....
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 06:25
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Originally Posted by Caz21 View Post
Yes Iíve felt the same, I wouldnít be surprised if theyíve been inundated with applications and havenít been able to keep on top of them. Makes me wonder if theyíll do another set of interviews next month as well.....
Yeah thatís a good point. It will be interesting to hear what peopleís experiences of ANS are when a few more courses start, whether this is in isolation or if resourcing has been underestimated elsewhere etc.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 18:08
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Tried to email airnavigationsolutions using this email address:

[email protected]

On wedensday 5th september but nobodys got back to me yet.

Has anybody else heard back yet from ANS?
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 21:29
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Originally Posted by Princeofpersia View Post
Tried to email airnavigationsolutions using this email address:

[email protected], ationsolutions.co.uk

On wedensday 5th september but nobodys got back to me yet.

Has anybody else heard back yet from ANS?
Yes but I had to be very persistent - I called them 5 times in a 2 week period and sent a couple of emails, and only the 5th call got me anywhere. On that 5th call the guy said if I hadnít heard back already it was probably a no, then checked his list and said I was on it after all...

The deadline for us confirming the interview offer was today, but if you call them on Monday and explain no one ever got back to you then Iím sure theyíll make an exception. Use the number on their website, itíll take you to the switchboard and youíll get put through to HR. My advice would be donít hang up until you have a straight answer there and then as they seem very overworked and want to hang up on you pretty quickly.

Good luck!
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 00:25
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Originally Posted by Lemonair View Post


Yes but I had to be very persistent - I called them 5 times in a 2 week period and sent a couple of emails, and only the 5th call got me anywhere. On that 5th call the guy said if I hadnít heard back already it was probably a no, then checked his list and said I was on it after all...

The deadline for us confirming the interview offer was today, but if you call them on Monday and explain no one ever got back to you then Iím sure theyíll make an exception. Use the number on their website, itíll take you to the switchboard and youíll get put through to HR. My advice would be donít hang up until you have a straight answer there and then as they seem very overworked and want to hang up on you pretty quickly.

Good luck!
lol I dont even know if Ive got an interview for the Edinburgh position yet. The Ad mentioned "closing date for applicants is 21st October 2018" and i applied on 31st August (I think or wedensday 29th)

I just wanted to know If my applications received or not lol.

Bit fast paced for them to give you a Interview immediately without you knowing about it!
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Lemonair View Post


Yes but I had to be very persistent - I called them 5 times in a 2 week period and sent a couple of emails, and only the 5th call got me anywhere. On that 5th call the guy said if I hadnít heard back already it was probably a no, then checked his list and said I was on it after all...

The deadline for us confirming the interview offer was today, but if you call them on Monday and explain no one ever got back to you then Iím sure theyíll make an exception. Use the number on their website, itíll take you to the switchboard and youíll get put through to HR. My advice would be donít hang up until you have a straight answer there and then as they seem very overworked and want to hang up on you pretty quickly.

Good luck!
Are you applying for the Gatwick position?
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 07:31
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Originally Posted by Princeofpersia View Post
Are you applying for the Gatwick position?
Oh my bad yes this is Gatwick. Yes itís all been a bit disorganised
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 23:27
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Math

Originally Posted by mich_65 View Post
Hi,

It was (in my opinion) quite easy stuff but Iíve always been good with maths so canít give an objective opinion.

We had to solve equations (itís obviously more than you could possibly solve in the time given - as in all the other tasks too they want to see how you prioritise and how accurate and fast you are etc) also there was a test where you had to complete equations to get to the result. The third mathematical one was calculations with numbers connected to symbols.
I think those three were all the mathematical stuff that there was. All basic stuff... apart from some fractions I couldnít remember the rules school is too long ago..

Dress code as I said in the other answer smart casual :-)

Hey,

Was this a paper pen thing where you was allowed to use calculators?
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 23:33
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Tips

Does anyone have any tips on the assessment and what to look out for please??

(ANS)
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 22:41
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Yes, all of the tests on the first day are pen and paper, with each set of tests described and instructions shown on an overhead projector with opportunity to ask questions if unsure, and a set of examples to work through before doing the actual test exercise. If I remember correctly there was no calculator allowed.

The one tip I would give is, particularly for the calculation one, they get progressively more difficult the further through the exercise you get. So don't get lulled into a false sense of security and think "This is easy, I've got plenty of time." Try to work as quickly and accurately as you can, and don't panic if you don't have time to finish them all - as mich_65 said, there are more generally more parts to the exercises than anyone could manage in the allotted time.

If you get through the morning stage and asked to stay for the afternoon stage, it is more of the same. If you are then asked to come back for the 2nd day of testing, the tests will all be computer based, followed by a panel interview.

Good luck!
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 11:47
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Assessment

Thanks for the heads up mate.

Also does the FEAST test help a lot in the first stage of the assessment or not really?
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 17:15
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Hi All,

I am looking to apply for the trainee vacancy posted at Edinburgh Airport. Unfortunately however it said that the application window has now closed despite advertising until the 21st October 2018.

Has anyone experienced similar?

I'm a little disappointed and was really looking forward to the selection process.

Thanks,

Ollie
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 18:24
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Group 1, 2 and 3

Any tips from anyone who was in group 1, 2 and 3 at Gatwick today?

What to look out for or anything of the sort?

Thanks
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 00:36
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Originally Posted by Jah95 View Post
Thanks for the heads up mate.

Also does the FEAST test help a lot in the first stage of the assessment or not really?
Not a lot, to be honest. The exercises are different and I think there are more of them with ANS. If you've done the FEAST it will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of pace, and a little experience of psychometric testing. Obviously the main skills being assessed are essentially the same so if you did well at FEAST then I imagine you have the skills and ability to do well with the ANS assessments. And even if you didn't do very well at FEAST, hopefully the experience will have shown you what areas you think you may need to do better in.

One thing I did beforehand was practice playing different brain training apps on my phone, to sharpen and focus my brain and get used to learning and understanding new tasks and performing them quickly and accurately.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 21:22
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Hello there, any update on anyone getting a reply back from airnavigation solution ltd?
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 08:05
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Assessment day ANS

hi

Iíve recently been invited an assessment day for ANS. Iím so excited. Any tips on how to prep? Any useful links ? Would appreciate your help.

Thanks
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 14:57
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Originally Posted by Didi101 View Post
hi

Iíve recently been invited an assessment day for ANS. Iím so excited. Any tips on how to prep? Any useful links ? Would appreciate your help.

Thanks
congrats. Where is it for? Gatwick? And how much time have you got?
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 16:36
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Originally Posted by Princeofpersia View Post
congrats. Where is it for? Gatwick? And how much time have you got?
Sorry forgot to mention itís for the 20th of November for LGW station
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 14:53
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Hey,

Can anyone give any advice on ways to prepare for stage 1? any good websites or apps etc?
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