Commercial guard assessment.

Skyguy

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Hi all,

Doing a commercial guard assessment for SWR on Tuesday any body know how the day goes.

Thanks in advance.
 
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MiNi

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Are you going to Southampton for it. What depot have you applied for.
Had mine a month ago & started with 12 others. Colour vision test first which was ok & everyone passed. Then into the classroom for 3 tests,maths ,scaat & another(raatt ??). Lunch then while they mark them. Only half the people that started made the afternoon cut. Customer service after lunch (19 questions long). Then listen to a CD from a imaginary train driver that had hit a car on a level crossing. Calling the incident into train control,they allow you to take notes & you hear it twice. Then they call you in separately to tell them what was said basically. Bullet points needed really,not the colour & type of car it hit. Lastly the ticket selling & ticket checking test. Out by 4pm if you are lucky. 6 people left in my group at the end. Good luck.
 

JaMa9

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Assessment day is long but I personally found it quite basic...even the maths, which is something I've always struggled with. As above you have a few tests then if you pass you have a break and on to the next tests. Then after those you will go on to another short break and then ticket test lastly.

Hope all goes well.
 

Skyguy

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Poole
Are you going to Southampton for it. What depot have you applied for.
Had mine a month ago & started with 12 others. Colour vision test first which was ok & everyone passed. Then into the classroom for 3 tests,maths ,scaat & another(raatt ??). Lunch then while they mark them. Only half the people that started made the afternoon cut. Customer service after lunch (19 questions long). Then listen to a CD from a imaginary train driver that had hit a car on a level crossing. Calling the incident into train control,they allow you to take notes & you hear it twice. Then they call you in separately to tell them what was said basically. Bullet points needed really,not the colour & type of car it hit. Lastly the ticket selling & ticket checking test. Out by 4pm if you are lucky. 6 people left in my group at the end. Good luck.
yes I am going to Southampton, I applied for Bournemouth.
 

Skyguy

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Hi guys,

assessment went well until I got to the verbal comms bit and messed it up but never mind at least I have a job for now just have to wait 6 months.
 

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