Hello DaveHi Laura
I'm thinking of applying for the position based in the Cambridge depot.
If you don't mind, can you please tell me what kind of company it's like to work for? And info on the salary for a driver and the shift pattern.
Any info would be much appreciated really. If they accept my application, it would be the first time I would attend an assessment day for trainee driver so a bit unsure of what I'd need to practice.
Certainly, its a four day 35 hr week, based on a roster moving down a line each week, which is good because providing you just follow the roster you can fill out your diary and know what you doing for the whole year. Sundays you can opt out of working and providing they can cover it you can have it off. Usually there are plenty of people who want sundays extra so its not a problem but if they cant cover it, you work it. Bank holidays worked you can either cash the money or have a lieu day. Both bank holidays and sundays are at an enhanced rate. They try to keep rest days together, although occasionally you can have odd ones during the week. Every few lines you have fri sat off and mon tue off of the following week, also known as a long weekend. Hope this answers your question!Great post Slick
Could you possibly explain how the roster works regarding Rest Days/Sundays etc?
For the passages a quick bit of research on GA and Abellio's websites reveal the information. The tick boxes are about personal choice really. The scenario based questions seem to check you understand the role is about working safely and to the rules. I took several attempts at my application over 2 days. Good luckI am now working through their application form, but am losing the plot!!
The things they ask actually make you put an incorrect answer in? Exactly the same as lorol's on line testing!
I know that they are looking for you to put something specific, but????
Cheers, struggling with the training "circle the mistakes" section, cant seem to locate that info anywhere!For the passages a quick bit of research on GA and Abellio's websites reveal the information. The tick boxes are about personal choice really. The scenario based questions seem to check you understand the role is about working safely and to the rules. I took several attempts at my application over 2 days. Good luck
Im new on here, today in fact.Not being funny fella but the training bit was common sense and if you've been on here a while and read about the role and training it's easy.
Sorry hope it didnt come across as rude.Im new on here, today in fact.
Common sense dosent seem to figure, they state that safety is top priority then make you make 2 decisions where on 1 safety is comprimised.
I fully understand what you are saying though
Welcome to the forum, and welcome to Deano1974 too!Not sure if anyone spotted this but; on the vacancy got advertised on Indeed.co.uk yesterday, that seems a little strange considering the closing date is Tuesday especially considering that it needs to be posted too.
Less applications than they expected maybe?
Hi all, good luck to those applying. I'm also applying and sitting here as I type filling in the application form.
Does anyone know if I want to apply for more than one depot, so for Bishops Stortford and Chingford should I be submitting two separate application forms or just state both locations in the 'position applied for' box?
Thanks for that, will definitely take you up on that if I am successful. lolFirstly good luck guys! I'm based at Bishops Stortford depot so any questions you would like to ask please fire away, I can try my best with Chingford/Cambridge questions too. My advice is consider which depot you want, I believe they have a max distance policy but mainly if you can get to a depot by train all the better, but also taking into consideration how you will get to/from 05:00 starts and 01:30 finishes. Seems a bit petty but with fuel prices always going up it makes all the difference. I can't remember exactly but I believe once you reach driver manager interviews you must choose which depot and stick with it. It's only a rumour going around so please don't take it as gospel but I've heard their looking for 12 drivers, I'm not sure how they'll be shared out.
I sent mine on Monday and it was only delivered today (In an earlier post I said Tuesday, then realised it was actually monday when I looked at my post office reciept :roll.With the closing date being Tuesday, does it now mean anyone wishing to apply will have to hand deliver the application as it's now too late to post using RM???
If so, does anyone know if Greater Anglia head office have a post box accessible when the place is shut??
As long as you can demonstrate you are able to reach your depot at any time of the morning/night then I don't see a problem. You would need some sort of personal transport, as you don't drive then I would suggest you would need to relocate to a place that is either within reasonable walking or cycling distance.I am applying for this also.
I caught it a bit late however, but i'm assuming if I can post it recorded delivery/next day guaranteed on Saturday it should get there for Tues?
I hope so anyhow!
Edit: An extra thing.. I don't drive and live in Colchester, is it unlikely I can get this job considering that? I was hoping to use the trains. I am due to move so would consider moving for this job as its what i've been after for a long time!