Dont want to dash anyones hopes the benchmark pass doesnt guarantee an interview. The better you do the better chance you have of getting an interview. The tests by SHL are a tool to whittle down the applications to a level that HR and the hiring manager can deal with.
Basically every post advertised will be decided on the talent of that process.
So if that process only attracts applicants that are academically average. One will get a job. Same said if the next process attracts very clever applicants. One will get the job.
Mr Average and Mrs V Clever could be in the same intake at York.
Doing well in the online tests is essential. Doing well in the interviews and selling yourself will get you the job.
Signaller jobs are now desirable and that means many applications for each post. Competition is high and NR can pick and choose who they want.
But dont think it's just about the pay. You'll be paid well for the responsibility you will have to take for running trains safely and minimising delays.
Thanks mate, that’s good to know. I’m fairly certain I’ve done well on the tests, so I suppose I’ll just have to wait it out.
Let’s just hope there wasn’t too many academics applying for the same position as me!