Thank you for your in message and taking the time to reply. I have bought Master the mechanical aptitude and spatial relations book already and been doing the tests in there. I downloads the test with the dots. i set it at 9 sheets, 1 min per sheet is that correct? i dont seem to get too far down each page, properly quarter the way down, but i dont seem to be making any mistakes. so i think practice will improve the amount.
Afo the Bop It i have a version of that on the Ipad, but was wondering if the real thing would help me more. so i will invest in that too.
I am just going to keep applying until i do get in now, but hoping i get a test and interview this time around. Esp as they advertised in liverpool for women drivers too.
Excellent news and fingers crossed you'll get through! A lot of good advice is to be found in the jobs and careers section generally, but I'd say:
1 Research the company on their website - get to know the key information such as number of employees, passengers and journeys, different routes, awards gained.
2 Buy a Bop-it Extreme and practise, practise, practise - this should help for your reaction test should you make it that far. (I understand there are computer games that can help but I'm not sure which - previous posts on the careers section will help)
3 Get hold of some psychometric testing books if you can - mechanics in particular. I looked at How2Become a Train Driver on Amazon and there were some useful suggestions under the "people who bought this book also bought..." section).