Best tips/advice on MMI anyone???

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Jaytrains, 9 Jul 2019.

  1. Quin79

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    Thanks. Is the SJT the M7 one the OPC use? If so I've passed this with another TOC so hope will not have to do again
     
  2. strangemonk

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    No is different it's not pass fail it's for generating a personalty in how you would react in scenarios.
     
  3. Quin79

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    Nice one. Thanks for the heads up
     
  4. Peeler

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    What is your current role? Sounds very similar!
     
  5. Daz1310

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    I'm a engineer In transport industry so really different. Health and safety side I under stand well just not sure on the similar to a train driver question
     
  6. Peeler

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    Tough one as there are not many roles which are exactly the same because train driving is unique but on first thought I would imagine there would be a lot of cross over competences. Perhaps you just didn’t sell them clearly? Hope you get another shot soon!
     
  7. Daz1310

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    If I was to say when I used to travel far in my previous job I understand the fact of saying harards weather and so on

    But when they ask how did you keep concentration?? What can I say?? What do they want to hear? I'm guessing loud music windows open isn't the correct answers
     
  8. GG96LFC

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    In my MMI I just said I maintained concentration by scanning the road ahead, preparing myself for any accidents, and looking out for road signs, road markings and overhead gantries on the motorway
     
  9. Daz1310

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    Ok brilliant gives me a start point to work off thank you GG
     
  10. Peeler

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    As GG says.But remember it has to be the truth they will catch people out quite easily and apparently if they have any doubt of confidence in your answer they’ll fail.

    You probably do a lot of things in your job to maintain your concentration without realising it! Especially as you work shifts.
     
  11. GG96LFC

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    No problem friend, feel free to message me if you have any questions
     
  12. S-Car-Go

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    As others have posted, I used my MMI lone-working example from when I used to drive in on early shifts to Waterloo. So *safety* should be at the top of your list.

    Prepare in advance. Get a good night's sleep. Set the alarm to have adequate time to get up, shower, dress, prep work lunchbox etc. so you don't rush, to reduce stress. Leave enough time to drive the route, within the speed limit and prevailing conditions. Safety again, advance prep again. To maintain concentration, start saying out loud your actions, or directions, and repeat back what the satnav says.

    Avoid 'I sink a family bucket of triple shot frappadabbacappucino to keep my eyes open on the M1' :smile:
     
  13. Quin79

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    If I get that far I'm planning on using a surveillance operation where lone working in back of a van gathering and securing evidence as mine. Obviously concentration is covered, preparation re food, a spare empty bottle if get caught short , rest, good night's sleep, no alcohol night before, maintaining operational updates via radio. Other than that will probably struggle and same as most would be left with a long journey
     
  14. Daz1310

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    S-car-go thanks for all the info really good stuff to
     
  15. strangemonk

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    It's describe a task or role you've undertaken that is similar to a task within the train driver role so it dosent have to be 100% the same.

    Do you fault find when operating machinery,
    Do you do monotonous work over and over needing to maintain high levels of concentration
    Do you need to be aware of risks and be proactive in pursuing them and taking action
     
  16. Daz1310

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    Hi what sort of answers would the examiner be looking for... describe a time when you have been on a training course over 2 weeks?

    I understand the STAR method, explaining what I done, what it was, what my result was. But what key words would help me. I'm looking at using my 3 year apprenticeship as an example on day release
     
  17. Stigy

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    Not specific to your question in terms of a course you’ve attended for a long period of time (I wasn’t asked that at MMI); I’m not sure exactly what they scoring process is, but I’d imagine they’re looking for words to describe safety, confidence, perseverance, calmness and levelheadedness.
     
  18. Jaytrains

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    Is the DMI straight after the MMI ? Or on a different day?
     
  19. GG96LFC

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    Depends on the company. I once applied to a company who did both on the same day. I’ve also applied to a company who did MMI, then DMI exactly a week later
     
  20. Andi-H27

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    Do lots and lots of prep on possible questions but also be prepared for the interviewer to try to lead you away from any of the 6 questions! You have to think fast on your feet and be ready to give additional / alternative answers with different situations. I had an answer written down for "What have you done that's like driving a train" but she didn't want to talk about my answer she wanted something else and said it could even be a hypothetical answer what I thought was like driving a train!
     

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