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    Trainee train driver - Liverpool and Sheffield

    That 6 month thing from the first online test you mention is just a first group thing. It certainly doesn't exclude you from applying for a job with Transport for Wales or other non first group TOCs. Go for it and good luck.
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    First Group East Coast

    £61k qualified, £35k whilst training. Afraid I don't know any of the finer detail and if increase is incremental or not.
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    TPE trainee drivers

    Just checking, is this for TPE or East Coast Ltd? Good luck!
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    TPE trainee drivers

    Likely to end up as Edinburgh - Leeds (plus Heaton depot). Lost Middlesbrough work and set to lose work south of Leeds (currently sign down to Liverpool) with current shake up of depot route cards due to introduction of new traction and Edinburgh work.
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    TPE trainee drivers

    Has anyone from the first batch of assessment days heard they've passed? I believe a few unlucky people have been notified they didn't pass?
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    TPE trainee drivers

    I know of someone who has. I wouldn't read much into it, railway recruitment is a funny old game.
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    TPE trainee drivers

    Full whack once passing out, as it should be imo.
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    Tyne and Wear Metro - industrial action (overtime ban)

    Instructing is not a permanent grade, voluntary for those with instructor competency - So they can choose whether they wish to do it or not when asked. I was just trying to point out that the people in charge are quick to implement change when it suits. As for whether people back drivers or not...
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    Tyne and Wear Metro - industrial action (overtime ban)

    To start with 15% is a debatable figure. Nexus want to be able to roster drivers in on special event days even if it's a drivers day off. Work Xmas day & New Year's day if required. Want drivers to book on and off at various locations. Greater movement of shifts during possessions etc. Increase...
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    TPE trainee drivers

    30 across the business (Afraid I don't know the breakdown per depot).
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    TPE Nova 1 Class 802/2 Progress

    Newcastle depot currently sign Middlesbrough but not Scarborough plus learning Edinburgh. Liverpool drivers go far north as York plus Scarborough (Not Newcastle). Scarborough drivers do sign Middlesbrough plus learning Redcar. (Don't sign upto Newcastle, do sign as far as Darlington I believe)...
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    T & W Metro recruiting Trainee Drivers

    The tests you sit down Doncaster are exactly the same with metro as you would have done with Northern, all the same national standard. So should you go down for metro it will be your last chance due to the 2 strike rule. As for moving on many have and many will continue to do so. However some...
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    Have a little read of this thread https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/transpennine-express.163014/
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    T & W Metro recruiting Trainee Drivers

    Your score from tests and interview will determine how long a wait you have. Should you pass everything you'll be placed in pool with everyone else - highest scorers will be employed first in that order until pool is exhausted. I imagine training schools will run constantly for foreseeable...
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    Tyne and Wear Metro recruiting new trainee drivers

    Exactly the same testing as prospective "mainline" drivers.

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