Abellio Greater Anglia - Trainee Train Drivers

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  1. SPADTrap

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    Trainee Train Drivers - West Anglia Area - Cambridge & Bishops Stortford.
    http://apply.abelliogreateranglia.c...ers/head_office_operations/network_west_area/

    Good luck anyone applying.
     
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    May be up the M11, but too flipping far!
     
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    Blimey there's already a load up the school at the moment for both LOROL and the West.
     
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    Would you say 40 miles, 45 minutes is to far away from Bishops Stortford.
     
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    Put in a good app and they allow you to relocate
     
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    I live within easy access of the M11 but I know that can get rammed. After all, GTR say you have to get to the depot within an hour so 40 mins is good enough.

    ML, all This time and FGW still not given you a date? Saying that my friend applied in Oct 2013 and she only started the course in march this year!
     
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    Well I passed my interview before christmas so not waited as long as some but yes very frustrating I will keep my faith for now
     
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    What does enhanced scoring mean
     
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    There's a lot of Stortford and Cambridge drivers who live far away, so long as you can get in to work alright shouldn't be an issue I don't think. I personally have to drive in every day for work as I live away from the network, but its a small price to pay.
    I think there is a bit of panic at the moment, as GA are expecting to lose a lot of drivers to TFL/CR on top of the regular losses to FCC and XC at Cambridge.
     
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    Does anyone know if the wage of 27k for this is the training wage or fully qualified wage?
     
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    That is the trainee salary :)
     
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    I thought that must be the case... Many thanks :)
     
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    Haha! can you imagine if that was the wage! :p
     
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    Quite a high wage for trainee compared to some other TOCs, then again the fully qualified rate is one of the lowest in London from looking at ASLEF's website.
     
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    Just applied as an internal. I have passed all the tests previously with govia but failed the dm interview. So hopefully second time lucky
     
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    Thinking of applying but live in Wales at the moment. Am I right in thinking I could state on the application form I'd be willing to relocate if offered the job, or would AGA only accept candidates within travelling distance of their depots?
     
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    It's a common problem I've had... I live in Mid Wales myself and have applied to various TOC's with a mixture of success rates... Had interviews with Northern (however - I put my mums address in Hull on the application - which is where i'd be if I got the job...) - interviews and assessments with FGW and FTPE - both of which with my current Welsh address.. and others I've done online assessments... The way I see it is that you've nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying anyway - and let them make that decision...
     
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    Apply I was successful last time at sift live a long way away
     
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    When I applied for (and got) a drivers job with GA I lived in Devon so I don't think its too Much of an issue!
     
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    From Devon, to heaven :)
     
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    Via Stratford Academy & Ilford. Quite a journey
     
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    Via a 2.5 year dwell at Ilford and now shortly arriving at Bishops Stortford! If you want the job bad enough you'll move. You can imagine the shock moving from sunny Devon to Stratford where I moved to haha!
     
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    I moved from the Midlands to East Anglia for a driving job.
     
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    Can someone clarify which depots this will be based at and if the training is carried out elsewhere ie Ilford?

    I'd like to apply but not if I have to live in Ilford / Stratford during training. Thank you.
     
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    It says West so I assume it's Bishop's Stortford and Cambridge.
     
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    Yeah they are for Cambridge and Stortford, you only spend a few months at Stratford and you'll obviously travel free on the trains so anywhere along the west route is fine to live I'd say.
     
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    Just wondered, once qualified would this vacancy be for a mainline driver or a depot driver? Or could you be considered for either?
     
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    I think I'd be biting off more than I can chew if I applied for this one although living in Cambridge would be awesome! Thanks for your help though.
     
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