I know nobody has a divine right to any job but you would think if you have done the job before, worked for the Rail Industry then you should at least be getting a Interview at the very least. Ive applied for Northern Rail as a Train Presentation Operative, in a nutshell, Cleaner, Not a Train Driver. Just logged onto Northern Rail and had 9 Knockbacks. Funnily enough the first time I applied for a TPO Job I got a Interview straight away and by my own admission didn't do myself justice so thought id try again. Ever since then I have had knockback after knockback, 9 times to be exact. Im awaiting 2 mor TPO responses from Allerton and Stockport but im at the stage now when the Unfortunatly on this occasion email. What I really can't understand is since my first interview I did a 2 Month stint at Leeds last year via Northern Recruitment Group as a Train Cleaner on nights, one and a half travelling at my own expense to get the current experience on my CV. In that time I passed the Northern Rail PTS and have a DEpot Safety Card. Now I obviously did this with expectation that it would at least get me a Interview and after that it is up to me but yet I still get the sorry but Unfortunatly on this occasion emaul after applying for the positions. Northern Rail did kindly reply to my enquiry and they told me due to the volume of applications they have to pick somebody who ffits every criteria, high standards etc. I just thought that with me working for British Rail in the past for 9 years and dealing with customers, current experience of the advertised position that I would fit all the criteria. At the end of the day that's why I put myself out travelling 1 1/2 hours per shift, to hopefully get me that interview but its not working out the way id hoped. This is a Train Cleaner Job im applying for not Train Driver lol. Anyway, I will keep trying but Im getting more convinced that getting in the Rail Industry is now who you know, not what you know. Anyone else had all these knockbacks before their perserverance finally paid off ?? --- old post above --- --- new post below --- Just as I speak Ive gone onto my emails and been invited to take the online DSI Test for the Allerton Job. Took it before and passed so im keeping my fingers crossed that this may be a good sign.