dB apprenticeship trainee drivers

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by baz962, 7 Jun 2019.

  1. flo041

    flo041 New Member

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom"

    I've said they should amend it. Oh well, keep looking :D
     
  2. tom foote

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    I got rejected for that too, they wont accept relocating even!
     
  3. Marx

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    At least you got a reply .... does anyone else find it odd that they have a talent pool of trainee train driver candidates with no time scale as to when or if they will be placed on a course but have advertised for more trainee drivers albeit apprentice ones ?
     
  4. JMH77

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    That is very misleading and I'm sure will catch a few people out. Not to mention people from the Peterborough area who won't bother applying thinking they are too far away.
    I applied yesterday and luckily I am half way between the two.
     
  5. lambo89

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    Very quickly rejected for this one! Ashame as it is local for a change. Anyone having any luck?
     
  6. MidlandsChap

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    Interestingly I decided not to apply for the job in the end, because I would not have made the commute time for Cambridge and I assumed that would be non negotiable. Whereas I could have got to peterborough in about 35 minutes tops.
     
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  7. Tony43

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    not heard anything at all
     
  8. ForestRail

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    Nothing here yet either but looks like the advert has been taken down
     
  9. a.james

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    Yes, the advert is now down. Guess we will know more next week.
     
  10. ForestRail

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    Not that I keep checking my emails repeatedly at all...
     
  11. a.james

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    lol im the same. Which depot have you applied for? @ForestRail
     
  12. ForestRail

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    Newport hopefully!
     
  13. Tony43

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    I applied for Newport as well
     
  14. ForestRail

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    In that case good luck!
     
  15. Sapra

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    Me too I keep checking my emails, I applied for Bescot..anyone else applied for that
     
  16. casualdav

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    Haha me to. I've applied for Bescot.
     
  17. Tony43

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    Just had email saying reviewing application please allow up to 2 weeks
     
  18. Devon156

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    Did anyone else apply for St Blazey?
     
  19. Cornish Cannon

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    I did, I just got an invite to an assessment day but they want me to go to Doncaster next week! (Is this the norm with DB not to hold it closer to the depot?) this is over 330miles away and I also have a dilemma that I took the first stage test with GWR last week but haven't had the results yet.

    I feared this was going to happen, hardly ever do these positions come up and then 2 together in the space of a couple of weeks. Any advice?
     
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  20. MostlyHarmless

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    I had 2 assessment invites for DB in Doncaster and I turned both down because of work commitments and also because it turned out they wanted me to resit all the tests because even though I had passed them with SWR, I still needed to do the MMI. I felt the risk of failing any of those tests and thus over-writing my SWR ones wasn't worth it.

    It's not quite the same situation as yours but the same thing could happen and I don't think there's an easy answer!
     
  21. Devon156

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    I got rejected within hours so thought it may have been advertised by mistake. Good luck with your application.
     
  22. Cornish Cannon

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    Thanks but I'm going to give it a few days as I have the GWR one in progress waiting on the result. If I pass hopefully I wouldn't have to do it with DB, if I fail I won't be able to do it anyway as it was only last week I took the test.

    But other things about it are niggling me so I might pull out, they want me there for 9 am which means going up the night before probably having to stay there on the day as well as too long of a day to travel after a whole day with tests. Accommodation costs, £200 for train tickets or 11 hours of driving and I have one days holiday with my current job. As well as any follow-ups. Then I could still get turned down after going through all that. lol

    Then if the GWR application progresses I'm in trouble with no days spare.
     
  23. Numbnuts846

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    I expect you would sit the whole assessment if they want you for 9am , there is a premier inn not far from the test center it cost me £45 with evening meal and breakfast

    Swings and roundabouts as to what you should do .
     
  24. JMH77

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    Anyone heard anything more on this? I've just received an email asking for my NI number in order to proceed further with my application. Did I miss that on the initial application?
     
  25. Teddyward

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    Don’t be alarmed. Your NI number is used to log/checkyour psychometric test results.
     
  26. Callmo

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    I applied for this on the 8th of June, I heard back from them inviting me to an assessment day on the 18 of June, which included all the tests in the morning and then a MMI in the afternoon. Thankfully I passed everything and now I’m just waiting for a confirmation letter in the post. I applied for the Peterborough depot, I understand they’re doing a depot at a time, for my assessment day there was just 3 of us and it was very laid back.
     
  27. ForestRail

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    Well done! I'm still playing the check the email here, it's not been 2 weeks yet though.
     
  28. JMH77

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    That doesn't bode well for me then as I applied for Peterborough too. Saying that the fact I received an email asking for my NI number and haven't had a straight rejection suggests they are still looking at that location. I might have been a bit later getting my application in though.
     
  29. Railworker101

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    Any one applied for Immingham depot?
     
  30. Swif_47270

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    Yes I've applied for Immingham.
     

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