Arriva London trainee drivers

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Gooner18, 7 Nov 2018.

  1. Dennymc

    Dennymc Member

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    Ok so I just rang the opc to find out where I failed, it was the bourdon test and my accuracy was fine but it was my speed. I did fine on everything else but didn't meet the enhanced standard on the first rest but did pass the national standard.
    Now I need to find a role that is national standard near me.
    If anyone knows of anything in the Hertfordshire/north London area please let me know
     
  2. PrimarchVulkan

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    Good to know where you went wrong, I will let you know if I come across anything in your area.
     
  3. tempuser

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    Best of luck Dennymc, I'm sure you'll find a great job soon.

    But I still don't know what the difference is between standard and enhanced on the bourdon tests. Is it the number of mistakes or the number of lines you do?
     
  4. Colin01

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    I think both.

    The first time I did the test I know I did between 6 and 8 lines with no mistakes. Didnt know at the time about the standard and enhanced as the employer I now know took standard.

    now I'm looking to move companies I have had to do it again and did between 10 and 11 lines. I read on one of these forums that enhanced was from 8 or 9 lines up so that's what I aimed for and was successful on this occasion.
     
  5. Dennymc

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    It is both, I was told my accuracy was perfect but the amount of correct answers wasn't enough. They said to work on my speed but not to sacrifice accuracy to pass the enhanced.
     
  6. Ash7

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    Good evening all. I have my stage 2 this Friday, I failed some parts of it about 9 months ago. Does anyone happen to know if in the Glop test, its the same text used every time or does it differ?
    Also I was wondering has anybody used the OPC website and purchased practise test for the glop test? If so was this useful?
    Many thanks to anyone who takes the time.
     
  7. Gooner18

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    Can you remember

    Can you remember what the Glop test was about when you last done it ?
     
  8. Ash7

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    I can yes
     
  9. Gooner18

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    What was it when you last done it ?
     
  10. Ash7

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    It was about Glop, which is a solution applied to the railhead during low adhesion to improve grip and keep track circuits operating.
    Why do you ask gooner?
    Do you have any answers to my above questions? or do you just keep wanting to ask me questions about my previous experience.
     
  11. Gooner18

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    Steady on , I wanted to see what test you done previously, it’s not changed
     
  12. loudmouth

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    For the Group Bourdon test with arriva is the 4 dot test?
    In the practice material they sent out it has one where you have to pick a out an assigned letter (e.g. D) out of a bunch of letters and not the 4 dot one. Can anyone who has done the test with arriva confirm if the practice material example is the one they will be using.

    Similarly for the TEA-Occ they have a different example to the standard "tone" test
     
  13. Colin01

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    Yes mate they are both different from the practice materials on the actual assessment day. It will be the dots not letters.
     
  14. Gooner18

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    As above, will be the dots
     
  15. Budden5

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    I know it’s still pretty early days, but just wondering if anyone has successfully completed/passed stage 2 and been given a DMI date yet?
     
  16. Colin01

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    Awaiting a date for interview.
     
  17. Colin01

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    They have said new year
     
  18. Gooner18

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    I presume you’re all going to New Cross Gate ?
     
  19. Budden5

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    Ok great! Patiently waiting for that email to drop into my inbox!
     
  20. Budden5

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    Yup, I am!
     
  21. loudmouth

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    Do you remember how many questions you managed to answer for the dfft.. I've just done it and managed about 9 which is dreadful imo
     
  22. choochoochoo

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    I'm surprised the content of the glop test has not been made available somewhere on the internet yet.

    It's the same one they've used for the last 9 years at least.

    Either the OPC are good at forcing those that share it to remove it from their site or it's very well hidden.

    I would've thought the 'how to become' gang would definitely have it.
     
  23. Techno77

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    How many questions there was in total?
     
  24. loudmouth

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    20 and 15 minutes to do them
     
  25. Techno77

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    You might be fine there. I remember when I done it a few years ago I also managed to do 1 question less than a half and I passed enhanced score with Arriva
     
  26. DD87

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    Might be a silly question, but if you pass MMI does that count towards other TOCs like the assessments do?

    Or is it a separate company to company, and does it count towards the two strike rule, I know the DMI is different.
     
  27. martin2345uk

    martin2345uk Established Member

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    MMI is across all TOC/FOCs
     
  28. Colin01

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    Yes it counts towards the two strike rule.
     
  29. Colin01

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    Has anyone got a interview date yet?
     
  30. DD87

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    Thanks guys! So the stage 2 assessment day at OPC the MMI is included right?

    Just wondering as the SWR full assessment day didn’t include MMI
     
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