Recent content by red2005

  1. R

    Just get on the ladder?

    With all due respect I’d say that says more about those particular friends than it does anything else. Most non railway folk I speak to (friends or not) know that it’s definitely a respected grade and one that carries great responsibility. Tell those friends to speak to experienced pilots...
  2. R

    Just get on the ladder?

    I would say it depends how desperate you are to get the job compared to your current position. If you’re happy enough in your current job and think that it has enough about it to help you get through a recruitment campaign then just hang fire for the drivers jobs. If you really want a change...
  3. R

    Train Driver: Job Worth Pursing?

    Quite the opposite at the moment. There’s never been so many train managers, catering crew and other internal positions obtaining trainee driver jobs with Virgin. When going for a driving position no matter who the Toc, starting as a train manager/guard is always beneficial. My advice to anyone...
  4. R

    Gb rail trainee drivers.

    Yes I agree mate? Most densely populated areas have quite a few people in that situation, let alone within 60 minutes of one. There’s lots of people trying to be train drivers.
  5. R

    Gb rail trainee drivers.

    You’d be very surprised.
  6. R

    West Midlands Trains recruiting for Trainee Train Drivers!!

    4 years is a drop in the ocean compared to the wait some have had so keep smiling. It’ll happen soon enough
  7. R

    9M53 via Trent Valley

    Yes as an expert was driving it ha!
  8. R

    West Midlands Trains recruiting for Trainee Train Drivers!!

    Because when the recruits waiting start their training they will want more waiting in a talent pool should another bunch of vacancies arise...... saves so much time and is the sensible way to do it. It’s the way the railway and numerous other industries have worked for quite some time now.
  9. R

    West Midlands Trains recruiting for Trainee Train Drivers!!

    Don’t worry yourself about the operational needs of the company as you’ve no idea who or what they need. Get the job first and worry about the numbers of other trainees joining you at a later stage.
  10. R

    Any former firefighters here?

    Absolutely spot on. This job isn’t for everyone for many different reasons. The novelty of a decent salary is something that can ware off very quickly if you find it’s not for you. I know when this job throws it’s worst at me, the last thing that enters my mind is the salary.
  11. R

    Southeastern talent pool seection

    10 months is a relative drop in the ocean mate in terms of Talent pools..... some have been sat in them so long they’ve actually forgotten they were in there!..... then end up with a random phone call out of the blue offering them a position. That’s the only problem with talent pools...
  12. R

    Minimum length of stay with TOC or FOC

    Fair play mate that a top drawer post hats off to you.
  13. R

    Southeastern talent pool seection

    How long is long?
  14. R

    Minimum length of stay with TOC or FOC

    Yeah same here. Although from what I hear if it’s in the companies interest there is flexibility with that. No harm putting any transfer request in I suppose and if it’s in their interests to move you earlier then result!
  15. R

    Minimum length of stay with TOC or FOC

    It stands for post qualifying assessments or something of that ilk...... no, probation is different to PQA mate. Or so I believe haha

Top