GWR Conductor vacancy Exeter

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  1. Lmc1976

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    Also I don’t know if you remember but I had a DM conversation with you a long time ago which was very informative and helpful so your input on this thread is much appreciated.
     
  2. Peeler

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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  3. paulwestwood

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    As far as I’m aware Exeter are still currently carrying out stage 1 only at the moment.
     
  4. Willum

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    I very recently passed the first assessment and today have been invited to the second assessment NEXT WEEK (24/4/19)!
    It’s a bit short notice. I haven’t been able to accept yet as it’s not easy to arrange time off so soon and also around a double bank holiday.
    Anyone else here been invited?
     
  5. Daydr3am3r

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    Good luck mate.

    Fingers crossed for you!
     
  6. michael74

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    Hi, when & where did you sit stage 1?
     
  7. Lmc1976

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    I’ve been overlooked again for this one, which is a shame as I’m not working on the 24th! I shall keep plugging away.......
     
  8. Willum

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    The morning of 10th April at Newton Abbot.
     
  9. Willum

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    I couldn’t change my shifts in time to attend on the 24th. Too short notice and a double bank holiday to deal with.
     
  10. michael74

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    Hhmm, I was supposed to go on the 10th but then got an email to say as I had passed stage 1 previously I didn't have to go, that's the last I heard :|
     
  11. Wilco34

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    Hi all, just wondering if anyone has received an invite for the Stage 2 Assessment for the Bristol TM Conductor vacancy?
    Stage 1 was 15 April
     
  12. Steam Man

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    I daren’t try for the role because I’ve worked on railways before and I’m currently working on the SDR and I think that would put me at the back of the queue when GWR go through the applicants I’m in the same boat I would be overlooked for it so I know how you feel
     
  13. tiptoptaff

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    Well that's the biggest load of BS I've ever heard. If you're SDR you will surely know the numerous of our Exeter-based crews who are your volunteer colleagues
     
  14. Lmc1976

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    I don’t know you may be right but if you don’t apply in the first place then for sure your never going to know!!
     
  15. Steam Man

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    I may never know whether I would’ve got the job I probably wouldn’t have got it I’ve worked at SDR but I’ve also worked at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway I put 2 applications into GWR in the past and pulled out of both of them because of my skills I’ve run a train at night taken a trainee out stopped someone getting hurt
     
  16. Wilco34

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    Have today been given a conditional offer for conductor at Bristol TM after missing out on Train Manager around 8 months ago. I'm over the moon and just goes to show if at first you don't succeed...
    I'm external too and have to praise the feedback I was given following the TM assessment. It focused me on what I needed to do second time around. Can't wait to get started...pending background check and medical of course
    This forum has been a huge help too
     
  17. Daydr3am3r

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    Congratulations! All the hard work has obviously paid off!!
     
  18. Wilco34

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    Cheers Daydr3am3r, hope all goes well for you too. Found yours and TTT's posts amongs the most helpful along the way
     
  19. michael74

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    Congratulations. I am on my third go at getting in, waiting to see if I will be shortlisted for stage 2 assessment for Conductor at Exeter and TM at Plymouth.

    A question to those in the know, if I fail again at either one at stage 2 this can automatically dis-bar me from the other even before I get to stage 2 with it. Is that right?
     
  20. tiptoptaff

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    Unfortunately yes. It's a 6month bar on anything in that job category. And as Conductor and TM are in Customer Service, it's actually quite a range of jobs you need to wait for.
     
  21. michael74

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    I thought as much. I know about the 6 month rule (been there twice :|). Such a tough one, I suppose I will have to think about which role I really want and if I get offered stage 2 for the one I least want, withdraw and hope I get shortlisted for the other. Its hard work isn't it lol
     
  22. Devon156

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    Are all station based roles classed as Customer Service roles?
     
  23. tiptoptaff

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    Nearly all of them, yes
     
  24. Devon156

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    Thanks. Looks like I will be waiting until next year to apply for any job with GWR now.
     
  25. Numbnuts846

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    Go down the conductor route as it looks lime the harmonisation will go through so we will all be working all types of traction anyway
     
  26. michael74

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    Thanks for the advice, appreciated. Now then what if I get shortlisted for stage 2 TM post, withdraw in favour of the conductor post but not get shortlisted to stage 2 for that.... Lol it's enough to make your head spin :p :lol:
     
  27. tiptoptaff

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    If you get offered a stage 2 place for either role, take it. Likelihood is if you can pass it for one you can for both,
     
  28. Lmc1976

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    I feel like I’m in a very similar predicament to you! I have also applied for both jobs this time around and although I’ve already passed the stage 1 assessment for conductor I have today been invited to a stage 1 assessment for TM which I believe is exactly the same thing! My head is already spinning!
     
  29. michael74

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    If you email them and let them know you have already passed stage 1 you should be then moved to stage 2 (as long as your scores are ok).
     
  30. Lmc1976

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    There was a section in the application that asked if I had previously taken the test so they should know that already, also if my scores aren’t ok to progress to stage 2 then I would assume I would be ruled out of the Conductor process aswell. Impossible to know what to do for the best!
     

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