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Transferring to TC from an airport

Old 8th Mar 2020, 19:39
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Transferring to TC from an airport

I was wondering whether there's any precedent for an APS/ADC rated controller at a NATS airport transferring to TC?

Wouldn't mind doing this in a couple of years, maybe, but not sure if it can be done.

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Old 8th Mar 2020, 19:43
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Originally Posted by tigerinthenight View Post
I was wondering whether there's any precedent for an APS/ADC rated controller at a NATS airport transferring to TC?
In October 1993 there was a tidal wave of such transfers!
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 21:15
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Originally Posted by tigerinthenight View Post
I was wondering whether there's any precedent for an APS/ADC rated controller at a NATS airport transferring to TC?

Wouldn't mind doing this in a couple of years, maybe, but not sure if it can be done.
Yes it does happen, a friend & colleague is doing that right now, & he's not the only one. It's not an automatic process though.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 01:25
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How about folks who are ex-NATS and would like to rejoin the fold?
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How about folks who are ex-NATS and would like to rejoin the fold?
Yep, that happens too.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 21:29
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Originally Posted by alfaman View Post
Yep, that happens too.
Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay and seniority snake'...
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Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay and seniority snake'...
Not necessarily, it depends on the circumstances at the time.
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Originally Posted by alfaman View Post
Not necessarily, it depends on the circumstances at the time.
In Talkdownman's case it was an advertised vacancy for a post he had already done and the HR people still wouldn't offer decent terms; they treated me badly too when I asked about staying on after I was 60 years old.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 16:06
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Originally Posted by alfaman View Post
Not necessarily, it depends on the circumstances at the time.
Nats contacted me out of the blue and invited me to re-join to cover staff shortage. The terms were severely reduced because of 'broken service', would you believe. Maybe they were just having a laugh! Whatever, Nats' loss!
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However, the OP & the subsequent poster are asking about the situation as it is, rather than as it may have been some time ago.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 21:54
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In Talkdownman's case it was an advertised vacancy for a post he had already done and the HR people still wouldn't offer decent terms; they treated me badly too when I asked about staying on after I was 60 years old.
So I 'walked' at 60 and became a FISO; as has been said, NATS' loss.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 23:33
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Originally Posted by Packer27L View Post
How about folks who are ex-NATS and would like to rejoin the fold?
There are external VNs that come up from time to time, and there are plenty of folks in NATS having gone elsewhere for a bit. No issues. And no harm in reaching out.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 10:44
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Just to add some perspective..
For every ATCO that gets an internal transfer to another unit in Nats, there are tens who request it but don't get it.
Getting a transfer in Nats is the exception, not the norm.

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and it's one thing getting the posting, quite another actually getting released from your (inevitably) understaffed unit
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