Greater Anglia Vacancies -Trainee Mainline Driver

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by OneLowban, 5 Apr 2019.

  1. Lee Saunders

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    I was told roughly about 2 months after I passed my SJT I would get the email for the assessment centre. Then again I think it’s different for everyone, I suppose it depends how many people have applied and the spaces they have for the assessment day. Patients is key :/
     
  2. Micahxx

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    Thank you for the info, its really comforting.
     
  3. TheGoldfish

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    I can beat that .. although my current application is with GWR not GA.

    Application Oct 2017
    Stage 1 Assessments June 2018
    MMI April 2019
    DMI May 2019

    Now in the talent pool.??

    I also had a previous application with GA which I started in late 2016. They called me in April 2017 and said I'd be notified of the assessment dates shortly ... they didn't contact me so i called them ... The guy told me if my application was more than 6 months old I should consider it unsuccessful and to reapply at a later date.

    When I log in to the Abellio Careers site ... It's still there ... Application Status is 'Under consideration'?

    I'm not holding my breath tho :frown:
     
  4. Hazard

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    I applied for GA yesterday and have received the online assessment this morning. Will probably give that a go a little later on today.
     
  5. Lady P

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    You beat me by a month

    I had the same in that I first applied in April 2017 and passed the online assessment and was told I would be notified of an assessment date. Heard nothing and saw it advertised again April 2018. When I contacted them they said due to it being more than 6 months and because of DPA I had to re-apply.
     
  6. Mabs

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    I just read your message now and realised your assesment date is tomorrow morning.

    Best of luck for tomorrow mate. Keep us updated how it goes.

    Thanx
     
  7. Roy Gill

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    Good spot Mabs.

    NJS71 defo have a really good day best of luck, go there crush it and get one more step closer.
     
  8. NJS71

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    Thanks for the messages.

    It’s bad news!!

    Needed passes to enhanced level which I got apart from on the group bourdon which I only passed to national level. So that was me sent home early.

    I’m gutted, but will take the experience to hopefully help me pass next time. It’s a 6 month wait now for me.

    The day was stage 1, not 1 and 2 like I thought. So if you get the call it’ll be Group Bourdon, TRP1 & 2 then TEAocc after lunch.

    Good luck everyone
     
  9. Twotwo

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    Sorry to hear. I didn't no they only accept enhanced?
     
  10. NJS71

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    Thanks

    Every test GA give you have to be passed to enhanced level.
     
  11. OneLowban

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    Sorry to hear that @NJS71.

    Set a reminder for 5 and a half months time and forget about it until then. Best of luck next time!
     
  12. NJS71

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    Cheers.

    Already stuck a reminder on my calendar. And as you say best just forget about it until then.
     
  13. Lee Saunders

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    Sorry to hear about this. The one good thing is you now know what to expect for next time. It sounds like near impossible task though getting an enhanced level on every test. So the only test you failed was group bourdon? Sounds like you done very well. Does that mean you can just retake the group bourdon test in six months? Or do you have do the whole lot again?
     
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  14. Stigy

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    I got an enhanced mark with Freightliner on all the necessary assessments. However on the GB test I don’t get how there’s an enhanced score? I had to take this test with Freightliner as I already had valid national scores, but this along with the DFFT were required enhanced (DFFT is only enhanced anyway). I didn’t score any better or so I thought, than I did when I passed the GB test a few years ago?
     
  15. Stigy

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    Sorry to hear this. Definitely keep going and chipping away!
     
  16. Mabs

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    Sorry to hear the bad news. Just keep at it and keep practising the Bourdon test until you master it and bounce back in 6 months.
     
  17. tom foote

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    So could you still apply to other TOCs right now who only want standard?
     
  18. Mabs

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    Iv heard majority of companies want enhanced. I don't see the point of even having the standard grade if it's no use. Should grade it either pass or fail instead to make it easier to understand.
     
  19. Roy Gill

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    NJS71, fella what can I say totally gutted for you, you clearly gave it your best.
    Some times we need to have a second go at things and then we succeed, however there are the lucky few that do get through first time.

    Stay strong stay focused bud your turn will come again.
     
  20. Roy Gill

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    Can I ask the floor a silly question but what is the diffence between a pass and enhanced?
     
  21. Roy Gill

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    And one more thing what does Teaoocc mean?

    Cheers
     
  22. Mabs

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    Test of everyday attention - Occupational
     
  23. NJS71

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    Thanks again to everyone for the messages.

    I’ve been asked how many lines I managed to get done on the Bourdon test, I really don’t remember, as it is very rapid and they collect the paper in straight away.

    My advice for people going on the stage 1 assessment day. Practice the group bourdon test so your going as fast as you possibly can whilst keeping 100% accuracy and aim to be getting around 12-15 lines completed.
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    The dots on the real test are a lot smaller and more tightly grouped together than the practice material available.
     
  24. strangemonk

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    really sorry to hear that, I hope you pass the next time.

    Do you remember what the TRP1 was about the memory test? When I did it with C2C it was about GLOP.
     
  25. NJS71

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    Same as you. GLOP.

    So anyone going on the assessment day stage 1. Learn about GLOP. What it is, what triggers it, switch colour, box colour, who etc.
     
  26. Mabs

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    I normally wear glasses for driving my car to see long distance but I don't wear glasses for normal day to day activities.

    Do you recommend I wear my glasses for the bourdon test?
     
  27. strangemonk

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    Do you have your test Monday 17th? At Stratford
     
  28. NJS71

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    If you don’t need glasses for reading then no.

    Get some bourdon sheets printed out and see if the dots are clear with or without your glasses.
     
  29. Mabs

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    No, I'm thinking too ahead lol
    My application status says "Under consideration" on the website so I'm hoping I get the good news soon. I am just trying to prepare myself to the best of my ability.
     
  30. Mabs

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    Thanx. I recently got the "Dot concentration" book from Amazon and it has hundreds of these tests so I'm thinking to start practising them from Monday.
     

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