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    Misuse of Spouse travel Pass

    I may be wrong but I interpret the slap on the wrist as anything from a quiet word in your ear to a possible warning on your record. It’s easy for us to say from the outside looking in but if you are an open and honest person it will be ok in the end. Worst case scenario just make sure you...
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    Becoming a trainee train driver

    No, no, no! There is absolutely no requirement for you to know about the rulebook at this stage. No disrespect but there is enough to do to pass assessments and you won’t understand it anyway. The training is structured so that everything is covered and falls into place! Of course, you could...
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    Becoming a trainee train driver

    Another vote here for practice, practice, practice. I bought a Bop-It, downloaded the Group Bourdon test to do on the computer (the test was done on paper) and bought a physics / mechanical comprehension type book. I passed the old tests, not the new ones that came in when everyone’s failed...
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    Seasonal Rail Jobs, esp Driving

    I’m not aware of anything as a qualified driver. Points to consider that may impact seasonal working are the required number of ride outs, downloads, amount of time that can lapse before route refreshing, rules intervals, safety brief requirements etc. 1609421992 Would part time working and...
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    GTR Trainee Train Driver vacancies

    Back in 2011 when I applied for a different TOC there were 750 applications per position. I should imagine you’re looking at much more than that now.
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    Unions

    Grade means role. If it’s driver, the majority go with ASLEF (Associated Society of Locomotive Enginemen and Firemen). For other roles, RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport workers). Driver Managers tend to be in TSSA (Transport Salaried Staff Association).
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    Becoming a train driver in the UK

    15 month training? Pre COVID you were looking at typically 9-12 months. Of course, it depends on availability of mentors, instructors and managers.
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    A College Graduate American wanting to work for the Railways and Aerospace (Aviation), Remote Work if possible?

    I suspect the likes of Siemens et al would be a better bet for you but as I am a driver I can’t be of more help in that area.
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    A College Graduate American wanting to work for the Railways and Aerospace (Aviation), Remote Work if possible?

    Many active posters in this section are looking to secure a career on the ground, so as conductor, driver, revenue assistant. A fair few more specifically apply for roles such as signaller or track operative with Network Rail. I suspect you may be better off approaching the recruitment teams at...
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    Becoming a train driver

    There is a wealth of the information you are looking for right here and on numerous threads. There is a search facility that will help you too. Unless you have any more specific questions, it has all been covered numerous times. Good luck with your DB assessments.
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    Recent Northern Trainee Driver Advertisement - Leeds

    Yes, I was just thinking that too :lol::lol::lol:
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    Recent Northern Trainee Driver Advertisement - Leeds

    Correct. If you’ve failed more than once then you’ve failed twice, like I said in reference to section 2.7.2. (The wording I used about failing more than once is lifted from the document). You can, of course, sit and pass the tests as many times as you wish, but once you fail twice that is it.
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    Recent Northern Trainee Driver Advertisement - Leeds

    Section 2.7.2 of the latest version of RSSB Rail Industry Standards for Train Driver Selection states that someone who has failed more than once will not be reconsidered unless there are extenuating and well documented circumstances. You need a login to access the document.
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    Recent Northern Trainee Driver Advertisement - Leeds

    A lot gets said in mess rooms that should be taken with a VERY BIG pinch of salt.
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    Recent Northern Trainee Driver Advertisement - Leeds

    No, 2 strikes and you’re out. The tests are there to assess your natural aptitude for learning and doing the job, which is unlikely to change over time.

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