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  1. Gallius

    A career as a signaller

    Hi there, I'm going to be at Rugby. I think there's a couple others from my location starting at MK on the 5th too.
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    A career as a signaller

    My main concern is if I were to develop symptoms and am required to self isolate for 14 days part way through the 11 week course.
  3. Gallius

    A career as a signaller

    I will be starting Signalling School in Milton Keynes on 5th October so I will see you there!
  4. Gallius

    A career as a signaller

    How did you find the course with the travelling? Did everyone complete it ok?
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    A career as a signaller

    I'm just over 40 miles away from my training centre and I have been given the option of a hotel or to travel daily
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    A career as a signaller

    Yes I was anticipating it being a long process when I first applied. I was told at my assessment day that if I was successful I'd be going to signalling school in May/June which would have been 3-4 months after offer, however I'm now starting school in October. It seems to be a postcode lottery...
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    A career as a signaller

    I believe the COVID situation was the main contributor as it all kicked off just after my medical. Class sizes were cut in half and the courses were to be run locally. There were a number of trainees waiting for the course in the same area so places had to be prioritised. Some trainees at my...
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    A career as a signaller

    I waited over 3 months to get my start date so it can take a while. I start at the end of this month, over 6 months after completing all the onboarding checks.
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    A career as a signaller

    I wouldn't be expecting language to be moderated etc. I have worked in high pressured environments previously where I have experienced this type of behaviour, particularly when things go wrong, so it won't come as a shock to me. What do you mean by "I had a story arrive a few weeks before me"...
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    A career as a signaller

    I was attracted to the job because it appeared a good fit for my skill set and personality type, I wanted job security, a decent wage and it suits my lifestyle. From my own experience I prefer working in a male dominated environment, however it wasn't really a factor in me wanting to apply...
  11. Gallius

    A career as a signaller

    There are a couple of live Q&A videos with current Signallers on the Network Rail Careers Facebook page for anyone who is interested and hasn't already seen them.
  12. Gallius

    Potential Naivete regarding Signalling

    Hi there, I have a very similar background to yourself. Completed a Chemistry Masters in 2012 and have been working in the pharma industry. I was offered a grade 8 signalling job at the beginning of the year and I start my training in October. As you've said, there are a lot of transferrable...
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    A career as a signaller

    Pretty sure it was the Oakham Relief job, not future opportunities
  14. Gallius

    A career as a signaller

    I'm assuming the agency/landlord wouldn't accept a copy of your contract and email confirmation of your start date?
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    A career as a signaller

    That's a shame, I hope you manage to get it sorted!

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