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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 4th Mar 2008, 18:45
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Hey everyone how are we all doing?

Quick question : Has anyone reading this gone through thier phase 3 for the second time?

If you have, please let me know (and preferably ASAP) - I'd love to have a quick chat with you!

Thanks!
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 20:44
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I went to phase 3 two times, failed the first one, passed the second one and Im in NZ right now hehe.
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 08:20
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Stage 2

I am going for my Stage 2 on 1 April at 13:00 and I'm getting more than a bit nervous Is anyone else here going to be there that day?
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 09:24
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Hi Vbells

I'm also going down for my stage 2 assessment on the 1st April at 1pm. We have plenty of time to prepare for it. It least its not like the Oxford 2 day assessment. Just half a day of aptitude and numeracy!

What I'm worried about is how far apart the other satges are as i'm in my final year at uni and my exams will be soon after stage 2!

Any one else on this date?

Andrew
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 14:21
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Hi Andrew,

Good to know someone else going at the same time

Have you done the Oxford assessment? Have been doing any preparation for stage 2?
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 15:28
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No I haven't been to the OAA assessment but I am preparing for it as I'm doing it next week!

I am preparing for the stage 2 assessment. Everyday a set aside an hour or so, for research, aptitude, maths and physics! If you know what your expecting at stage two it will be fine, but i do know it is going to be tough!

Andrew
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 22:07
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Phase 3 over today, very nervous as to how I did. Met some great guys there, hopefully we all get through but at this point in time cannot even guess at how I did.

Just to say on phase 2 don't worry about scores, its your over all performance that counts!
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 07:52
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Failed A-Level Physics

Hi all, thanks for this very informative thread.

Quick question, I actually failed A-level physics!!! (Was young and not commited at the time, wont tell ctc that but hey ho) Do you think CTC will dismiss my application straight off? Should I do the A-level again??

I am 25 now, with a degree in Sociology from Leeds. I actually got A's in Maths and Science at GCSE so know I can handle the maths.

My other A-Levels were English (C) and General Studies (B), and Sociology (A).

Any info would be much appreciated.

Jordan
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 08:56
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You need two A levels at grade C or above to be considered for CTC. I'm not sure if they count General Studies as an A level, a lot of institutions (including universities), don't.

Either way, you are above the minimum required. They need not know about failing physics.
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 09:07
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Thanks for that. I am in the process of looking out my certificates, and am afraid that Physics will be on it!!

I am hoping that I can argue the point about the natural ability and my hard working ethic etc in an interview. Subject to passing the maths and aptitude tests of course.
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 10:14
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I also had a D in Physics, and passed. You just have to say that you were young and immature in the interview, and explain how you regret it.
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 15:21
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Hi Jordie
I didn't even do a physics A-Level, and I only did double science at gcse level, they didn't even question the physics thing in the interview - they asked me how I would cope with the maths - I think this was because I had accidentally put music A-level on my application instead of Maths A-level - Oops!!

I still got through tho, soI wouldn't worry too much - just explain (if they ask) that if you had your time again you'd try harder...etc etc You have a degree now tho and that shows you can study to a higher level regardless of the subject, so you should be fine.
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Old 6th Mar 2008, 20:10
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As we both discussed though DJ, they aren't looking for you to have all the skills there and then. They want to see you possess the ability to develope those skills, such as leadership etc. Just be sure you don't lie about something, they will catch you out as they will ask you to elaborate or develope your answer.
It is more of a chat than a grilling, as is said by the assessment team. You don't believe it at first but after talking with them you realise they are there to try and pass you, they want you to do well and they will ask you to develope answers to try and get the qualities out of you that they are looking for.
Fingers crossed for stage 4.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 07:30
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Thanks for the info guys.

At stage one is it simply filling in your qualifications??

Once done how long before stage 2?

Thanks again.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 07:57
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Yes, Stage 1 is the initial application form, done online. You'll hear from Mary Brown / have your application updated and approved within 2-3 weeks. You may hear quickly, you may wait a bit longer, depends how busy they are.

Stage two can vary, you select a date yourself once your application has been passed.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 12:59
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Just to reiterate DJ...I did phase 2 at the end of December, and was told by the end of Jan that I'd be heading Hamilton way in August! AND i had to delay phase 3 by 2 weeks due to exams!
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 14:58
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Just to add more to DJ's point.
If your younger, 18-19, it might be worth assessing yourself and thinking - Have I got experience in working in a team, have I had any tastes of leadership. CTC are looking for potential, not for you to have done all of those things. DJ and I met a guy there that said in his interview, I have not led a team but I feel I am prepared to do so.
It's a great experience to go through, really gets you thinking about the airline industry as a whole and what being an F/O entails. Just make sure your ready before you do it as you might not get another chance if you fail.
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:08
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Poss, did the guy you mention pass?

I am in that young age group you talk about. I have not had any work experience, but think that I have the capability to do well in a team working atmosphere. I hope to do a bit of volunteering before applying to CTC, it always looks good. Is there anything I can do that does not involve work experience to make me more attractive to the CTC assessment team?

Thanks

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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:21
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hey i am also going to the stage 2 on the 1st April.... bit nervous about the Maths!!!
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Old 7th Mar 2008, 15:28
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Yes he was there doing his ATPL.
I'd say join a sports team or do tennis and organise matches etc.
Anything like that will boost your attractiveness to CTC. I'd say work experience is a good one to have as it gives you a lot to talk about in terms of responsibilities, customer experiences etc.
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