A career as a signaller

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by gradient, 16 May 2016.

  1. Rigchick

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    So wait and see on the interview front then.

    I'm after the signaller core competencies/job spec not the NTS if anyone can help.
     
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  2. nikibee

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    I ended up at an assessment day and had my interview the same day. I guess it is different everywhere.
     
  3. Rigchick

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    I just wish there was some consistency about this! i don't know if I'm waiting for an actual interview or having to go to an assessment centre. Frustrating doesn't cover it!
     
  4. Saracen_83

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    Have you been updated to invite for assessment 2 then??? If so an email should be on its way to you shortly detailing the next step or interview or assessment day etc
     
  5. Rockhopper

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    This is what the carer portal says when i log on.

    "If you are successful at application you will receive an invitation within 72hrs via email to complete an online tests including a situational judgment test, a verbal reasoning test and a numerical reasoning test. You are required to complete the online tests within a 5 day timescale (if you have completed the tests within the last 6 months your previous test scores will be used). You will be notified if you have met the online selection test benchmark.


    Applicants that meet the online benchmark will be will be shortlisted to attend interview, you will be notified of the outcome of your application and if you have been selected to attend an interview."
     
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  6. Saracen_83

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    You’ve completed assessment 2????
    If you mean your 3 tests, maths sat and English, this is not the assessment 2.

    What is your status on the website?
     
  7. Tom Quinne

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    Welcome to the railway, the job isn’t much better either !
     
  8. Chumba

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    Hi I was wondering if anyone could explain why Bognor Regis is a grade 5 box and Haslemere is a grade 3 box?

    Have applied for both and just curious as to the differences. Haslemere looks on the face of it busier and on a mainline, whereas Bognor is a branch line?

    Thanks .
     
  9. Rockhopper

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    I’m not sure it’s related to how busy it is, it’s more to do with how much you’ve got to control.
     
  10. Danc87

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    Can anyone fill me in on the feltham box ie what sort of shifts it is what the box is like etc please
     
  11. High Dyke

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    I don't know if there's any change to the information posted below. (Posted in Feb 2019)

     
  12. Pcb1980

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    Hi, could someone clear something up please,
    Where and how long is signaller school?

    Many thanks.
     
  13. Tom Quinne

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    York, Westwood (Coventry) or Basingstoke.

    Duration 12 week, Monday to Friday - paid Sunday travelling time (5hrs standard rate).
     
  14. Pcb1980

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    Cheers tom
     
  15. godfreycomplex

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    Sundays also 8 hours. It’s a static job so on a fixed roster
     
  16. DanH

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    Out of curiosity... what’s the longest anybody has waited for comms from HR/Hire managers?

    Got a fair few applications with the hire managers and the furthest one down the line is 10 weeks today, followed by 8 weeks tomorrow.

    From what I’ve read through this forum is some lucky folks have had interview dates after waiting 3-4 weeks! Another fortnight and this one will be 3 months haha!
     
  17. Judochop

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    Its completely random. 2 friends of mine from signalling school both applied for separate jobs. 1 heard back within a week of his interview letting him know he had the job. The other waited 4 months! To be offered the job.
     
  18. Rockhopper

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    They are shooting themselves in the foot though as I’ve got other applications in at the moment. I really want the signaller job but if I get offered another position tomorrow then I’d be daft not to take it given the uncertainty the whole Network Rail recruitment process seems to suffer from.
     
  19. Saracen_83

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    No offence but why would they be shooting themselves in the foot???

    And what uncertainty!?? You will hear one way or another, you just need to be patient.... if you want the signaller job that bad, then you will wait and keep applying, just like every other signaller has had too....
     
  20. Judochop

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    We are just a number buddy. If you dont accept a role someone else will.

    I've had 2 internal interviews for signaller positions and both times I've been the reserve candidate. There is always someone who will step up.
     
  21. R.Quintero

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    Personally it was:

    May '17 - Applied (went through all the tests etc within a fortnight then radio silence until...),
    Sep '17 - Invited to interview
    Oct '17 - Interview and got the thumbs up a few days later
    Feb '18 - First day on the job

    Vis a vis your 3 month wait isn't too unusual matey. Furthermore I'd be tempted to say it's the norm :)
     
  22. DanH

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    Ouch, 9 month from start to finish!

    The wait for the invite to interview strongly backs up judo chops mates 4 month wait then haha!

    I’m currently with hire managers for 10 different roles, was starting to feel a little deflated after getting to the 10 week mark - coming from the most impatient person alive, however.

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated
     
  23. R.Quintero

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    No worries. All I would say is the job is absolutely worth the wait, so whilst I appreciate that for different people personal circumstances may dictate they have to grab something which comes along sooner, if you've the means to hold out I'd fully recommend doing so :). All the best!
     
  24. TRain87

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    To all those complaining about length of time waiting, or worried if the job is worth it...

    I came from off the street into a grade 3 relief role - 2 years later, I am now a mobile ops manager, and couldn't be happier! Patience is key and the job is definitely worth it. Good luck to all those still applying
     
  25. GingerRH

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    F**k off!

    You’re a right grumpy c***!

    I’m kidding, well done mate!
     
  26. TRain87

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    Haha, only around you ginge!

    And by the way, to all those wanting to get onto network rail asap...there are no signalling school vacancies left for this year, so earliest training will be 2020
     
  27. Judochop

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    Bloody hell!! I heard a few WDS's have left York. 2020 is crazy. Bet their crying out for new WDS's!
     
  28. galaxynew

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    Just wondering what happens to anyone that gets offered a job from now then (plenty still listed), surely they can't be expected to wait until next year and not got a clue how anyone plays that with their present employee.........imagine telling them "i am leaving but it won't be for 8 months" :rolleyes:
     
  29. nom de guerre

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    Nice one!

    Please tell me Matt B didn’t apply for this one... :lol:
     
  30. nom de guerre

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    Yes, but is he workshy enough to make a top-class MOM? :lol:
     

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