Well you took your time
This has actually made my day
so pleased for you
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for me my timescales if anyone is interested:
stage one passed june 14
stage two july 14
stage three (DM interview I then failed)
telephone interview with another toc passed november 14
passed final interview with that toc december 14
no job for me came up (obscure points system of selection and delays related to electrification) and I got tired of waiting....
sat another DM interview shortly after- I applied prior to passing the interview with the aforementioned toc but decided to continue the application anyway- but failed it (after again passing a sift and passing the dfft additional test) passing one interview can lead to dangerous complacency and being so honest as to mention having passed with the other TOC did not help my cause.... so I was left having passed one then failed one which felt quite strange!
then with valuable feedback took my fourth DM interview in June 15 and passed that one
medical july 15 but then placed in a talent pool like before
got the call for that last toc september 15
started december 15 and never looked back
Congratulations, a triumph of patience and determination.
Is this sort of duration common? I see the wait on the ongoing "GTR talent pool" thread has annualised for most candidates, but there are extenuating reasons for this caused, it would seem, by a new TOC realising it has no drivers and putting dozens through assessments before aquireing any trainers.
Are Northern the worst for this sort of wait or are other TOC's recruitment procedures just as slow?
So I guess you've handed your notice in? His changed from 1 week to 1 month's notice in Feb as he had to sign a new contract after changing from weekly to monthly pay. To be fair, they have been okay with the 2 1/2 weeks notice given.quite a few from the pool from what ive heard,
So I guess you've handed your notice in? His changed from 1 week to 1 month's notice in Feb as he had to sign a new contract after changing from weekly to monthly pay. To be fair, they have been okay with the 2 1/2 weeks notice given.