Greater Anglia train driver assessment day info

MattyL

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Hi all,

Just received an invitation for an assessment day for Greater Anglia in Stratford on Monday. Was wondering if anyone else has had an assessment recently and able to advise on the structure of the day? I've the practice test material and understand it will be a day of tests, however not clear if there will be an interview on the day or does this come on another day?

TIA
 
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Hi all,

Just received an invitation for an assessment day for Greater Anglia in Stratford on Monday. Was wondering if anyone else has had an assessment recently and able to advise on the structure of the day? I've the practice test material and understand it will be a day of tests, however not clear if there will be an interview on the day or does this come on another day?

TIA
Hi

Just a quick question, when did you apply for the role and for what depot? I am asking, because I haven't seen any roles advertised on the website for a long time.
 

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Hi

Just a quick question, when did you apply for the role and for what depot? I am asking, because I haven't seen any roles advertised on the website for a long time.
Hey, I applied back in 2019 for Bishops Stortford, had to retake the SJT late Oct 2020 as my previous one had expired and have just been informed of the assessment day.
 

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Hi guys , I’ve just sat my stage 1 and stage 2 assessment days and now have my dmi this month .
 

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is it stage 1 assessment ?

you have it tomorrow?
 
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Jonty

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as long as you have practiced the training material you will be fine , get a good nights sleep as you will need to be up early for the train, i found it quite draining doing the tests . Dress smart and it’s only a 10 minute walk from Stratford station . Take food and drink with you .
 

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as long as you have practiced the training material you will be fine , get a good nights sleep as you will need to be up early for the train, i found it quite draining doing the tests . Dress smart and it’s only a 10 minute walk from Stratford station . Take food and drink with you .
Great thanks. Training material practised so guess see how it goes on the day! You mentioned DMI, is this Driver Manager Interview?
 

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Aslong as you have practised it mate you have done all you can , they are very nice people and will help you all they can on the day , just make sure to read everything properly and listen to there instructions carefully , the rest is up to you . yes certainly is passed all my assessments a few weeks ago just the driver manager interview to go now . are you catching the train from Cambridge?
 

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Great, thanks for the advise, much appreciated. No I’m catching the train from Hertford.
Good luck with the interview
 

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ahh I see that’s not to bad then, good luck buddy , let us know how you get on , thanks I think I will need it ha ha .

Great, thanks for the advise, much appreciated. No I’m catching the train from Hertford.
Good luck with the interview
How did you get on today ?
 
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ahh I see that’s not to bad then, good luck buddy , let us know how you get on , thanks I think I will need it ha ha .


How did you get on today ?
Hey Jonty,
Got through Stage 1, so pleased with that, it's a bit nerve wracking when you are waiting for them to mark the papers!
Just waiting on the Stage 2 dates now.
 

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Congratulations, yes I know I found that the worse part to be honest . Nice people aren’t they and very helpful. Did the whole group get through the day ?
 
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I applied for them, must be nearly 3 years ago now and they haven't contacted me however i've been "assured" that the application is still in the system....!

It was for colchester, clacton or ipswich
 

Jonty

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Yes it can be a very lengthy process but if and when you are contacted it all moves very quickly
 

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Congratulations, yes I know I found that the worse part to be honest . Nice people aren’t they and very helpful. Did the whole group get through the day ?
Thanks, yeah all nice people and always helped and gave people time if any questions were asked.
Only 3 out of 6 of us got through the day.

I applied for them, must be nearly 3 years ago now and they haven't contacted me however i've been "assured" that the application is still in the system....!

It was for colchester, clacton or ipswich
I applied in 2019 as did all the others at the assessment day, as Jonty has said it all moves quickly once you get contacted as I got an email asking if still interested & a few weeks later to come for an assessment. I'd given up on it as been so long!
 
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I applied for them, must be nearly 3 years ago now and they haven't contacted me however i've been "assured" that the application is still in the system....!

It was for colchester, clacton or ipswich

I am in a near identical position to you, and I also know of one other person on this forum who was in the same position. However they eventually gave up and secured a different job.

I first applied back in mid 2018 and passed phase 1 of the assessment in November 2018. I send an email a couple of times each year to GA and in fairness the team do always respond and inform me that my application is still active.

So here I am eagerly waiting for stage 2 dates approximately 1,000 days after passing stage 1. It will be any day now I can just feel it.
 

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A lot of people have waited quite some time me included but I’m greatful of the opportunity now it has arrived .
 

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I’m awaiting a DMI date, has anyone still got the original job advert? Would it of changed much from 2 years ago?
If you contact recruitment they will send you it . I have just had my dmi , where have you applied for ?
 

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Dmi went well , was offered the job yesterday . The mangers were very nice guys , just Be yourself, be honest and open and do you’re research on the company and you will be fine .
 

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Stage 1 assessment
Ok so stage 1 you will get all the practice material you require to pass it before you attend , just make sure you do plenty of practice ,get a good nights sleep , arrive early , dress smart . The rest is up to you my friend . Good luck .
 

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