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Hi I applied for a depot driver on the 28/04/2019 I have done online assessment now I’ve heard nothing on my profile it’s says under consideration is this normal to go this long it’s a job at Clacton-on-Sea/ Colchester thanks
 
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Trainee101

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I applied in June for trainee depot driver for GA. I have finally heard back this week and have an assessment center booked for next Wednesday. Anyone else heard back yet?
 

Trainee101

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I applied for Norwich. Spoke to somebody who works at their depot as a shunter and he said to email saying how much I want to work for them and how interested I am in the new fleet they are getting. They never replied but suddenly out of the blue I got an email inviting me for assessment so it just might have worked.
Really worried about the Mmi as I'm not sure I have enough experience but hopefully even if I fail I will know what to work on and what experience to go and get
 

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I applied for Norwich. Spoke to somebody who works at their depot as a shunter and he said to email saying how much I want to work for them and how interested I am in the new fleet they are getting. They never replied but suddenly out of the blue I got an email inviting me for assessment so it just might have worked.
Really worried about the Mmi as I'm not sure I have enough experience but hopefully even if I fail I will know what to work on and what experience to go and get
Don’t be put off by the MMI and certainly don’t think you have to have loads of experience in anything in particular to be able to pass it. You can use seemingly mundane experiences from everyday life for example.
 

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Don’t be put off by the MMI and certainly don’t think you have to have loads of experience in anything in particular to be able to pass it. You can use seemingly mundane experiences from everyday life for example.

Can I just add that I know a lot of people from the railway who failed their MMI and I think it's because of overthinking (I failed the first time too). And I used to find it baffling that people are coming off the streets with only retail experience and managing to pass. It's just about how you can relate your past experience or everyday type of life to the job. Even the preserving q I'm sure I know of someone who used planning their wedding an example lol so it doesn't even have to be job related !!!
 
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Where abouts have applied for as I’m still waiting
Can I just add that I know a lot of people from the railway who failed their MMI and I think it's because of overthinking (I failed the first time too). And I used to find it baffling that people are coming off the streets with only retail experience and managing to pass. It's just about how you can relate your past experience or everyday type of life to the job. Even the preserving q I'm sure I know of someone who used planning their wedding an example lol so it doesn't even have to be job related !!!
Thank you all for info this is a life change for me as I’m in the building industry and 44 lol would just like to work in a job for life excuse my ignorance but what is a MMI thanks
 

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Thank you all for info this is a life change for me as I’m in the building industry and 44 lol would just like to work in a job for life excuse my ignorance but what is a MMI thanks
Multi-Modal Interview. It’s basically a competency based interview and forms part of the psychometric testing.
 

mad1976cam

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Hi I applied for a depot driver on the 28/04/2019 I have done online assessment now I’ve heard nothing on my profile it’s says under consideration is this normal to go this long it’s a job at Clacton-on-Sea/ Colchester thanks
I don’t think there’s much chance of a position in Colchester anytime soon... I believe they are currently fully staffed
 

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Why would they advertise a position if there’s not much of a chance thanks
Rumour was they had plans to put a wheel lathe in near harwich international station, the drivers needed for shunts there would of been based at Colchester, So GA Upped staff to supply harwich, I believe this plan has been scrapped, im told Colchester depot already has a full roster
 
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Rumour was they had plans to put a wheel lathe in near harwich international station, the drivers needed for shunts there would of been based at Colchester, So GA Upped staff to supply harwich, I believe this plan has been scrapped, im told Colchester depot already has a full roster
Ok cheers will see what happens as also went for Clacton-On-Sea
 

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