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    Grand Union-

    What is the general consensus on GU operating between Cardiff/Llanelli and Paddington ? - will traincrew come off the road or will recruitment be for predominantly qualified drivers/guards? - what’s GU stance with railway pension -where will the depots be Rumours are rife of them using GWR &...
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    A career as a train driver

    Hi Stigy. It was just the one course of 8 trainees., Yes , 3200 is a high amount, though It would be prudent to consider many will fail the initial application through not meeting the prerequisites,- too young, beyond travel time etc. Traincrew positions are at a premium and will naturally...
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    A career as a train driver

    Hiya, as for your chances, here's the statistic from my driving course with ATW a few years back. 8 people on the course from 3200 applications. So the chance for an application succeeding is 0.25%
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    ATW Conductors

    Good afternoon. Has anyone heard back from the conductor assessment centre for Cardiff this week?.
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    Arriva trainee train driver 2016

    The roles were live for only a few days, such was the volume of applications. I pity those who were leaving their application until the weekend .
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    Trainee train driver medical

    Once you've passed all assessments, you will be offered a conditional offer of employment., subject to medical, references, crb check etc. This offer is normally made approximately two months before your start date, with the medical and checks conducted in that first month, leaving you a month...
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    The value of a trade union

    Would someone please advise me please what the subs are please for Aslef and RMT ? Thank you
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    Arriva trains wales.

    Does anyone know the start date for those waiting for the trainee driver roles in both Carmarthen and Cardiff valleys please?
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    A career as a train driver

    I'm weeks away from beginning my driver training. I believe some get frustrated for two reasons: A) having to repeat themselves when the answers already exist on the forum B) a lot of people ask for certain information which suggests they want the application done for them. Potential...
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    Asking people for help

    I commence driver training soon, I've zero previous experience in the industry. From the first to last stage of application I can only advise to keep it simple. I gave direct answers to direct questions. I revised the TOC history and the role profile, I would relate my attributes and outlooks...
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    clarity on fare distribution

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    A career as a train driver

    No it's not technically discrimination. Basically a TOC has a set / strict criteria in terms of health standards for applicants , should an applicant not meet that standard then the TOC isn't obliged to process the application as the candidate doesn't match the recruitment prerequisites. However...
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    Do's and don'ts of assessments and interviews

    A guy made polite conversation with me in the lift when I entered the premises, he transpired to be one of my interviewers. He wore no uniform and the conversation he initiated was about the weather and he asked if I knew where I was going . I cannot emphasise enough that conducting yourself...
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    A career as a train driver

    I start my driver training soon. My primary concern before and at the very initial stages of application , was that I was at an extreme disadvantage when competing against those whom may already be employed within the industry. Rest assured that each stage of application grants enough scope...
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    Arriva Trains Wales- Trainee drivers

    I start my driver training soon. My primary concern before and at the very initial stages of application , was that I was at an extreme disadvantage when competing against those whom may already be employed within the industry. Rest assured that each stage of application grants enough scope...

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