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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    We started training two weeks ago, there's eight of us on our course. Classroom size appears to be the main limitation, as all the tables have to be suitably spaced. On the occasions GWR are arranging taxis for us, it's one taxi per candidate, we're not allowed to share due to Covid. Think...
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Best advice I can give mate is just hang on in there - I applied back end of 2017, tests and interviews all passed 2018 and eventually got pulled out the pool in June just gone. Starting this autumn :)
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Have faith matey. How long have you been in the pool for?
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    1625526096 Cheers Nonuts :) 1625526279 Paddington
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Does anyone know how long it is between passing the medical and receiving your contract for GWR? Anyone else received theirs yet for September '21 start?
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Well Done! :)
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Which depot are you down for TheAnswer89?
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Does anyone know which TOCs put internals before externals/and or pick out candidates in order of their scores? GWR I know do both of these, yet EMT seem to have a 'once you're in the pool, you're in and we'll pull you out in order of when you entered.' Anyone know what Northern are like in this...
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Ok good good, this sounds pretty much what I was expecting :) Hey congratulations on passing out! I imagine you're thrilled! Hard work but it's clearly paid off ;) 1608484371 Haha, sounds like University all over again (minus the social life); classroom based and then lots of hours of...
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Can put life on hold no problem (this year's been great training in that regard)! I was wondering more about the rules & regulations, how are you tested before moving onto the next module etc?
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    That's good news about the weight :) I have (incredibly mild) asthma but I literally only take my inhaler for about 2 weeks of the year in summer when it gets stupidly hot and there's no air. Was concerned it might set alarm bells ringing when I told them but not worried now, thanks! Any tips...
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Thanks Nonuts, that's put my mind at ease. My BMI is 27.3 at the moment but I've managed to avoid Christmas sweets and treats so far! Do they ask about medical conditions such as asthma? 1608429200 Ah, so you still got the job then despite not being at a BMI of 25? That's cool, I still want to...
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    GWR Train Driver talent pool

    Is anybody who has completed the entire recruitment process able to offer advice on what to expect at a medical? Currently losing some weight as I want my BMI to be bang on. Imagine there's also a hearing/eye test? Do they require medical records etc? Any assistance would be much appreciated...
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    Trainee Depot Driver East Midlands Trains

    Last time I sat the Stage 2 Assessment Centre with EMR it was really enjoyable to be honest. Last time it was one group activity and then the quickfire interview questions. Has it changed at all since then? The email I received suggests there's more than one group activity and maybe some more...

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