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    Questions for current drivers.

    Depending on the TOC you get detailed paper route maps and / or electronic route maps. Some TOCS also issue IPADS containing all the route maps that you need. Some TOCS give you password protected access to various online route map specialist internet sites. Some TOCS give you a data stick with...
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    Questions for current drivers.

    At some TOCS you can PASS (passenger) / travel direct to your first train working without the need to go to your home depot. You can sign on / book on remotely in order to do this with management agreement. Some driver jobs start and finish at different locations to their Home Depot. Usually...
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    Location and distance for London TOCs

    Freightliner Heavy Haul are currently recruiting for qualified drivers at their Bedford depot, amongst several other depots nationwide. Freightliner Intermodal are also recruiting for qualified drivers for various depots nationwide.
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    Crosscountry Trainee Driver vacancies nationwide

    The current pandemic will delay things considerably. The HST’s were supposed to disappear from EMR totally in 2018, then December 2019! By the time the new Hitachi’s are built (Hitachi currently not building due to the pandemic) and tested including the infrastructure changes, the HST’s will be...
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    EMR December timetable changes?

    EMR have today just advertised for a qualified drivers talent pool at the London depot. This would suggest you’ll be OK!
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    Crosscountry Trainee Driver vacancies nationwide

    EMR recruit trainee service drivers, trainee depot drivers, & qualified drivers at depots spread between London / Derby / Nottingham.
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    Crosscountry Trainee Driver vacancies nationwide

    EMR still run a large quantity of HST’s also. EMR have just taken several HST’s from LNER so they will be around for a while at EMR due to the pandemic delaying the build / introduction of the new 800 series Hitachi trains due.
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    Trainee Train Drivers - Waterloo (14.01.20)

    Unfortunately some drivers think they are untouchable and should have the best of everything and will moan moan moan. Some drivers that have incidents are quick to blame others and say its someone else’s fault, not theirs. Human nature I guess. Management are management, they have a job to do...
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    Trainee Train Drivers - Waterloo (14.01.20)

    At the end of the day it’s the driver that has the incident. It’s the driver that is responsible for their driving standards thus preventing incidents. As drivers, we are all given the skills, training & advice not to have incidents. The vast majority of drivers keep clean licences. The...
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    GTR/1878 - Orpington Depot

    Ah ok fair enough
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    GTR/1878 - Orpington Depot

    Where have you seen that? Not on their GTR careers site!
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    Nowhere has anyone mentioned ‘about being put off anywhere’ as you mentioned in your post. Just highlighting that one shouldn’t be blinded by a high salary figure but to also look at other things such as t&c’s, reasons why the salary is so high. You mention that you DON’T pay 40% tax on 70k or...
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    40% tax of £70000 is going to be higher than 40% tax of £55000 in terms of tax deduction in take home money is my point. 40% tax deduction is the same however the higher amount will have more tax paid in monetary terms.
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    Register for job alerts on the individual TOCS that are accessible to you
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    There’s a whole host of reasons why people are unsuccessful. Unfortunately due to the numbers involved in railways recruitment (particularly drivers) feedback isn’t forthcoming or transparent. So yeh good to be on here getting others experiences and advice. Many railways workers don’t get into...
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    I am aware of many ex service (military / NHS / emergency service) personnel on the railways. You have been involved in safety critical work, you’ve been employed by a highly disciplined organisation with high standards, you’ve been involved in customer services / interaction, team worker...
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    Highest pay isn’t the be all and end all. Higher salary = higher tax and national insurance. Terms and conditions matter also. Many TOCS have sold the better t&c’s in order to achieve the higher pay. Often the higher pay is offered for a reason as they need something to keep people. Not saying...
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    One of those grey areas though and is TOC specific. Matters like aftercare, how long ago the procedure was done, the amount of correctiveness achieved, long term issues, correctiveness degradation etcetc are all factors it appears.
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    ASLEF policy states that ‘corrective’ eye surgery is permitted subject to regular eye checks by a medical eye specialist / optician.
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    Avanti West Coast Trainee Train Driver Euston and Wolverhampton

    Also people moving TOCS doesn't necessarily mean they are leaving a ‘bad’ TOC. Often people leave for a change, to experience high speed, rural, commuter driving, better commute, different routes, different traction, relocating etcetc.

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