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    A career as a signaller

    Best advice I can give is what you're already doing.. do your research. Contact the hiring manager or recruitment to find out which panel the vacancy is on. There are various Grade 8 roles at Ashford, including HS1 which has a different rulebook, management team and training programme to NRIL.
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    A career as a signaller

    I know signallers who don't drive too. The point I was making is that if bruebunny is struggling to get to the interview stage, in answer to their question, it could well be a factor for them not getting through the papersift as its an essential criteria to have "your own transport". I can...
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    A career as a signaller

    It's in the essential criteria part of the job advert that Network Rail require applicants with their own transport, so I'd imagine you not having a car/driving license would put you at a disadvantage. Bear in mind that they are relying on you to get to a signal box at all hours of the day in...
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    A career as a signaller

    As previously stated, your LOM would be the best person to discuss this with. Due to the fast pace of the training schedule, to take time off during the course you would effectively have to drop out of the class you were in and then have to wait for a space to become available in another class...
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    A career as a signaller

    The majority of HS1 runs on a french signalling system called TVM, which is basically in cab signalling. As a result their signallers learn a different rule book and use different work forms. They are based in Ashford IECC, Grade 8. All the training is 'in house' too and therefore you wouldn't...
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    A career as a signaller

    I always thought it was 'eat, sleep, rave, repeat'.. maybe that's just a regional thing :D
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    A career as a signaller

    It was advertised as a job vacancy on the careers site. I've had a look this morning though and it looks like advert has been taken down now - it had been up for the last couple of months.
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    A career as a signaller

    If you're looking at jobs in the south east, I'd recommend the talent pool for the medway valley line, or strood as its advertised. A majority of the signallers who are recruited down there are external applicants and the turnover of staff is reasonably high too as signallers regularly move on...
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    A career as a signaller

    I asked this question in my first interview as an external candidate and was told 'no' by the hiring manager. What I was allowed to use was evidence of my non-technical skills. For example, I took in a letter of commendation I recieved from a previous manager about an incident that evidenced my...

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