A career as a signaller

Roadster 7

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Thank you, it’s for the same job as yours and you seem to have blazed a trail and asked all the relevant questions already!

Hi Kraken, I believe it is the same job as yourself that I have an "invite to assessment 2 pending" message. Good luck to you!
I have been watching closely what Amanda08 has been asking and it is all really helpful and answered a lot of my questions.
Just going to go back through this thread now for tips for the interview.
Cheers Dean
 
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Kraken

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Hi Kraken, I believe it is the same job as yourself that I have an "invite to assessment 2 pending" message. Good luck to you!
I have been watching closely what Amanda08 has been asking and it is all really helpful and answered a lot of my questions.
Just going to go back through this thread now for tips for the interview.
Cheers Dean

And all the very best of luck to you too Dean. Given there’s 4 jobs available it’s nice to be in the position of being able to sincerely wish someone good luck when they’re going for the same job as you ☺
 

Dan 2513

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Congratulations kraken

Good luck.

as well as the safety vision you could try memorise the life saving rules.
When your on the interview if they ask you what Do you know about the safety vision?
you can Blurt it out then maybe Right away say.
The safety vision is backed up by all these life saving rules.

that way it shows you went above and beyond the minimum which is always a good thing.
 

Kraken

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Congratulations kraken

Good luck.

as well as the safety vision you could try memorise the life saving rules.
When your on the interview if they ask you what Do you know about the safety vision?
you can Blurt it out then maybe Right away say.
The safety vision is backed up by all these life saving rules.

that way it shows you went above and beyond the minimum which is always a good thing.

Superb, really appreciate the advice Dan, I will be attempting to get the safety and life saving aspects down pat this weekend.
 

High Dyke

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Thinking of becoming a relief signaller I'm resident at the moment just wondering if some reliefs go help me out with Pros & Cons of being relief.
Don't do it for any less than 18%...it's not worth it lol
:p

Pro's: Variety of locations and types of signalling (depending where you are). Plenty of night turns. The ability to refuse a Sunday turn, if you don't want to work.
Con's: Harder to plan your social life, Spare turns - having to sit and wait around (just in case you get fetched in to work).
 

Tom Quinne

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Thinking of becoming a relief signaller I'm resident at the moment just wondering if some reliefs go help me out with Pros & Cons of being relief.

Im going the other way, I’m fed up of the not knowing and messing about as a single location relief on only 4%.
 

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Definitely not 4% either ! lol

I done it for over 2 years. One on 18%, then on 4%...4% is definitely not worth the unknown or the short turnarounds (Sunday night shift into an early on Tuesday morning)

Great for variety, but I felt like I never really belonged. The resident staff do things their way, and as relief tou have to fit in to their template.

If you have a good roster clerk, you can know you're shifts a month in advance, or if you have a poor one...you find out Thursday before!
 

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Yep hence why I’m going back to being a resident.

Lots of talk about 10% single location FP but I doubt it’ll happen.
 

TRain87

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I'm in the MOM world now mate :)

Trying to get back onto relief for local areas, as it comes with 32%
 

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Like most people on here I have applied for a couple of roles; one of which is in London. Whilst the salary isn't everything, it would cost me more to travel to London, so I was hoping someone could tell me if/what the London weighting is?

Inner London is £3270/yr. Not sure what Outer London is at present (was just over £2K/yr when I last checked).

You’d also get an operational supplement in addition to either Inner or Outer, which is worth £1260/yr.
 

Tom Quinne

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You'd hate it mate...freedom, sunbathing, unlimited ice creams and ability to eat proper food...horrid job ;)

Sounds like a living nightmare!

I’ll stick to my sealed grey box, no fresh air, questionable company, uncomfortable chair and artificial light (when they other side allow them on!) and no natural day light as the other side want the blinds closed all day and night.
 

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I'm in the MOM world now mate :)

Trying to get back onto relief for local areas, as it comes with 32%
Cheers everyone for the info. The job is grade 3 18% so probably worth it but I've heard some MOM jobs are coming up soon aswell so might put in for them too.
 

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There’s 4x MOM jobs external at Grantham at the moment. Don’t think I shall apply, it would be within commuting distance but it sounds a tall order to walk into for me with zero railway experience.
More than do-able mate. Helps if you have experience, like all jobs, but worth a try
 

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Yep hence why I’m going back to being a resident.

Lots of talk about 10% single location FP but I doubt it’ll happen.
Well, I'll take your vacated job ;)
I'm just trying to get in as a person off the street, so the advantages and disadvantages of relief work don't matter to me... Applied for the Inverness Relief post - no idea what the FP is there, but nor do I care... I'd rather get in first, get some experience under my belt, then perhaps think about requesting a move to resident
 

Tom Quinne

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I joined as a resident at my first box, got the relief job as a get back home job. So now I’m after a resident to settle in for my last 24yrs and 6 months before I can go lol
 

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Paignton SB Grade 2
Exmouth Junc SB Grade 3
Ascot under Winchwood SB Grade 2
Westbury Panel Grade 6 (X2)

All on the external list at the moments
 

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More than do-able mate. Helps if you have experience, like all jobs, but worth a try
Your chance of getting the job is greatly improved by applying for it.

Oh yes, 100% agree with you both, the only way to guarantee not getting the job is not to apply. It’s more that I think I’d prefer to start off as a signaller and perhaps move into that later on in my career.
 

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Hi everyone, I have failed the online assessment tests, don’t know which! How long before I can re submit them, I’ve heard 6 and 12 months, can anyone clarify this please!
 

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