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Old 26th April 2011, 22:41   #1
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I have applied for a role in Network Rail in the Engineering department. I have successfully passed the interview stage and have been called back to attend the assessment centre. I have never had to attend one before so i am slightly nervous and also curious. How should I prepare? What do I need to do at them. All advice greatly appreciated.

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Is it unusual to be called for the interview first and then the assessment?

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Old 27th April 2011, 02:48   #2
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From my experience of Network Rail it always depends on the job you apply for. One management job was assessment then interview a week later, another was both the assessment and interview on the same day.

For an engineering role, I suspect they will use a contractor to assess you and they will have to pay for it, much the same as traincrew recruitment for TOCs, so I expect the interview first is to root out those not suitable and avoid paying out for wasted assessments.
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Cheers 185,

As an engineer with experience how should I prepare for the assessment. I have not done one before so don't know what to expect.

I am excited but a little nervous.
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Hi all,

I have applied for a role in Network Rail in the Engineering department. I have successfully passed the interview stage and have been called back to attend the assessment centre. I have never had to attend one before so i am slightly nervous and also curious. How should I prepare? What do I need to do at them. All advice greatly appreciated.

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Is it unusual to be called for the interview first and then the assessment?
Hey, do you mind telling what scheme did you apply for ?
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Going for the engineering scheme.

With regards to the assessment have you got any exapmles of the types of questions that get asked?
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Hey, do you mind telling what scheme did you apply for ?
My friend as applied for it too. but it was a junior scheme based in Manchester not sure on the details but my friend told me her son got it out of the paper.
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What type of work does he do. Do NR offer much training to new employees?
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