Gb railfreight trainee train driver west midlands

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  1. mtl83

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    Has anyone who had an interview for the GBRF west midlands trainee train driver position heard anything back yet?
     
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  3. steve1981

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    hi there, I had my interview 22nd march and had medical yesterday, hope you got on well
     
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    Hi, ive still not heard anything back, im guessing i havent got this one!
    I rung a week or so ago and they said theyd defo let me know either way.
    They did mention they were waiting on more positions to be signed off so fingers crossed i guess. Congratulations mate, when did they get in touch?
     
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    18th march I was told I had interview, been really quick process compared to other toc I have applied with before, failed dmi with east midlands trains twice so glad to finally pass (third time lucky I guess).
    I was told in dmi that there was at least 3 jobs available for a may/june course and potentially a course later in the year so it may be they are concentrating on the imminent upcoming course and will contact others for later in the year courses, either way least they haven't said unsuccessful to you so fingers crossed mate
     
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    Thats pretty much what they said to me and like you say they havent out right sacked me off, so im still holding out some hope.
    Im due to get married smack bang in the middle of the classroom based training so dont think that did me any favours!! I just want to know either way, ha!!
    Out of curiosity, what is it you do for a living now?
     
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    congrats on the wedding, they do expect no interruptions to the training program so may have been a negative issue but may explain your wait on reply if they are considering you for the next course.
    I work for west midlands trains, worked my way up from cleaner to depot shunter and now I'm a station supervisor/dispatcher. I never fancied the guards role so to tick the safety box I went down the shunter route witch I think went down well being as shunting is a big part of the freight driver role.
    what's your background/name lol
     
  8. Blueben

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    Can I ask how the medical went? And how soon will you know if they’re happy with your results?

    Good luck
     
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    Medical was relaxed as I've had a few over the years.
    Only thing I was unsure about was the e.c.g as I've never done that before and a heads up is they shave your chest so the 8 pads will stick to your skin, I look silly now as I've a hairy chest lol.
    One thing I did was went to my gp for a pre medical check up on my blood pressure just to be sure of no surprise in my actual medical.
    Other than that long as your sight and hearing is good and no serious existing medical issues then you will be fine.
    Make sure to declare any medication your on or taken recently as this is very important if it affects your capabilities as a driver.
    Takes 3 days for urine samples to clear so I guess I'll hear soon as that's passed
     
  10. Blueben

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    Thanks for that pal

    Good shout about going to the doctors for a pre medical check. I’m awaiting a date at the moment.

    Had my dmi interview almost three weeks ago, so guessing I’ll hear about a medical within the next 4-6 weeks hopefully
     
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    Good luck to ya hope all goes well.
    Could be on same course then if your successful and from Midlands, I'm looking forward to getting going and they have a new training facility with new simulators to train on, should be amazing to be among the first to use it all
     
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    Cheers mate, i did think that an issue, especially witb all the classroom based stuff.
    My names Mike, i come from a transport background driving hgvs mate.
     
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    I had my interview in March and medical 2 weeks ago, all process was surprisingly swift and relaxed. Medical went well, only thing I had to declare is blood pressure which is controlled by tablets, it is well within limits tho, so hopefully not something to disqualify me from driving.
     
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    Have you heard anything since medical ie start date,contract ect
     
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    No, not yet, only thing I noticed is change of date on my online account, so I assume they already received medical paperwork and lab tests.
     
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    I'd love to know what date they have in mind for the start of training I was told may/June in interview and possibly a second course later in the year, is that your understanding?
     
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    hey lads I also had my medical last Wednesday havent heard anything yet but I guess the Easter break may have impacted. Congrats to you guys who got through, mtl stay positive mate I hope you get the news your after over the next coming weeks pal
     
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    Looks like that's few of us all waiting on job offer then, hope we all get what we want and never know could end up training together lol
     
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    Has anyone heard anything yet?
     
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    no mate still waiting here
     
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    It might take some time to organise everything, we just need to be patient. I guess company is looking to send everyone for same course, which is logical from financial and logistic perspective :)
     
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    Still not heard nothing, I thought they wanted start a may course?
     
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    I spoke to them last week and was advised possibly 2 months until we can expect to start. It was mentioned tbh may/June so they must be trying to arrange a course and confirming required numbers..
     
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    Have you had a contract or anything confirming you got the position?
     
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    no mate nothing mentioned in terms of contracts at present. You heard anything?
     
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    No nothing, wish I had so I can give my notice lol
     
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    I’m applying for wmt so I can’t comment too much but just stay patient.

    If it’s meant to be, it will be.

    Sure you’ll hear something soon. Got my fingers crossed for you
     
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    Got an email to say I was unsuccessful in applying. Anyone else hear anything today?
     
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    Have you passed your medical?
     
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    Spoke to the hr lady today,looks like waiting while they sort out the job posts and will hear something she says within 1 month, no more than 2.all those passed medical are in a talent pool, would love to know how many passed medical?
     
  31. Blueben

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    How long does the actual medical take?

    I went for mine and there had been a mix up somewhere...I’ve got to go back to do it another date...deflated
     

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