GWR Train Driver talent pool 2019/20

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Daydr3am3r, 25 Apr 2019.

  1. Daydr3am3r

    Daydr3am3r Member

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    Thought I would start a fresh thread for all of us going through the process for various depots for 2019/20.
    I’m in the talent pool for Exeter St David’s after passing my DMI on 11th April.
     
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  3. Tommy222256

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    In the pool for oxford!
     
  4. Daydr3am3r

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    Nice one Tommy!

    There is at least two of us for now anyway!
     
  5. Stigy

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    Congrats and good luck to all those in the pool, hopefully won’t be too long a wait!
     
  6. Daydr3am3r

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    Thanks Stigy.

    I nearly tagged you in this but accept you are technically out of the pool now!
     
  7. Tommy222256

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    How long have you been waiting?
     
  8. Willum

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    Congratulations mate.
     
  9. Daydr3am3r

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    Very early days for me mate. Only been in the pool for a couple of weeks.
     
  10. Daydr3am3r

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    Thanks mate hope all is well.
     
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    I'm in the pool for HEX.
     
  12. Daydr3am3r

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    Welcome to the thread!

    How long have you been in the talent pool for?
     
  13. Longggday

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    Hi Tommy,

    If you don’t mind me asking when did you enter the pool for Oxford?

    I’m in the same situation as Stigy, just done my medical.
     
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  14. Busandrail

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    I'm in the pool for 18/19 so does that count? Lol. Still waiting unfortunately, been in contact with HR and told to sit tight. My DMI was may 22 2018 so almost been in the pool a year now. I MUST be close to the top now.. RIGHT?!:lol:
     
  15. Tommy222256

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    Oh I only entered it last week so long wait ahead.
     
  16. Tommy222256

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    That's a long old wait, what station?
     
  17. Longggday

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    Ok, hopefully you’re wait isn’t long.
    When I had my DMI they said there would be a course later in the year but there was no clear date yet. So hopefully it won’t be too long a wait for yourself.
     
  18. Tommy222256

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    I guess from reading the threads getting a medical does not give you a confirmed start date and just another thing they do?,
     
  19. tiptoptaff

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    You will be offered a date before they book your medical.
     
  20. Longggday

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    Like @tiptoptaff said, when they invite you to a medical they will tell you your start date.
    But obviously that is a conditional start date, you have to pass the DBS and medical first before the formal offer.
     
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    As has been said really. The start date they give you will be verbal (mine was anyway) and they then send a conditional offer (basically a job offer as long as you pass all their set conditions including medical and DBS). They will then confirm the start date when they send you your formal offer once you’ve met their conditions.
     
  22. Tommy222256

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    Thanks
     
  23. Tommy222256

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    Whn is your course dates Longggday and stigy??
     
  24. Stigy

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    1st July
     
  25. tiptoptaff

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    Unfortunately ;)
     
  26. Longggday

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    The verbal date I had was the 1st July as well.
     
  27. tiptoptaff

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    For which depot?
     
  28. Tommy222256

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    yeah I bet your gutted about that.....haha
     
  29. tiptoptaff

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    It's only because I owe him a coffee :P
     
  30. Tommy222256

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    Fair one.
     
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    Oxford
     

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