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Old 17th February 2017, 07:08   #16
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I applied for a position at the Blackburn depot last July, and I am now going through my training - I have seen people discussing having to upload a CV.............I don't recall having to do this, but things may well have changed.

Good luck to all.
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Old 17th February 2017, 10:11   #17
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If I put that I don't live within 45 mins of the station applied for will I be rejected right away ?

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Old 17th February 2017, 11:56   #18
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If I put that I don't live within 45 mins of the station applied for will I be rejected right away ?

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Yes, you have to live within that distance and northern don't relocate
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Old 17th February 2017, 12:41   #19
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I applied for Northern in Liverpool in 2015, gave them my address where I was staying in Nottingham at the time, but told them that I have my own property in Liverpool City Centre which I rented rent out and that it would be free for me to move into the following month. Alas this was not good enough for them!
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Old 17th February 2017, 13:08   #20
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Seems harsh but I guess they get so many applicants that they can afford to be! :-/
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Old 17th February 2017, 13:42   #21
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The vacancy has now closed.

Arguably though, by restricting to 45 minutes from the depots, you would be missing out on some really good talented individuals.

If football teams restricted their managers to live within 45 minutes of the stadium at the application stage can you imagine what state the Premier League would be in ...
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Old 17th February 2017, 14:46   #22
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The vacancy has now closed.



Arguably though, by restricting to 45 minutes from the depots, you would be missing out on some really good talented individuals.



If football teams restricted their managers to live within 45 minutes of the stadium at the application stage can you imagine what state the Premier League would be in ...


Yes that's very true but I meant they get so many applicants anyway that they can afford to miss a few top quality ones who live far away
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Old 17th February 2017, 14:52   #23
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The vacancy has now closed.

Arguably though, by restricting to 45 minutes from the depots, you would be missing out on some really good talented individuals.

If football teams restricted their managers to live within 45 minutes of the stadium at the application stage can you imagine what state the Premier League would be in ...
They probably get 100's of applicants. If it was open to anybody it be a risk taking somebody on if they run into problems re locating or commuting to work on time.

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Old 17th February 2017, 16:43   #24
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Good luck to all who applied!

I had my application transfered after the recruitment for the Liverpool position was put on hold, luckily I was just within the 45 minute travel time to Manchester.
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Old 17th February 2017, 17:02   #25
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Does any one know if it's a SJT next if you're lucky enough to get past the application stage?
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Old 17th February 2017, 17:34   #26
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Northern is usually Application > Driver Manager interview > Assessments (including SJT) > Medical.

Assessments take place over one day, including the MMI.
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Old 18th February 2017, 23:00   #27
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I know someone personally who did relocate for Northern. They originally came from the area and moved to a different area to work for the company I work for. At that point they would have been 45 minutes outside the area but Northern accepted they would relocate back home so it's not a straight no.
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Old 20th February 2017, 10:49   #28
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Thanks for your comments - I decided to wait until there is a station recruiting closer to my residence.

Fingers crossed it wont be long
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Old 20th February 2017, 11:10   #29
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Thanks for your comments - I decided to wait until there is a station recruiting closer to my residence.



Fingers crossed it wont be long


Where's your nearest depot matey?
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Old 20th February 2017, 11:15   #30
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Where's your nearest depot matey?
Hi Martin - Well I live near Knottingley so I could be in Leeds - York - Doncaster - Sheffield - Hull within say a 45 mins ish.
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