GWR Train Driver talent pool 2019/20

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  1. Nonuts

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    Yeah, maybe they've got x amount of slots for Fratton, Oxford ect..

    Still, I don't have to be excited at every phone number I don't recognise now haha
     
  2. Stigy

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    Indeed, you can go back to picking up and swearing at whichever sorry excuse for a call centre is trying to say you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault. :E
     
  3. PearoTheHero

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    Congratulations to all of you who have just picked up medicals and start dates!! Exciting times ahead
     
  4. Nonuts

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    Haha. Yeah! I told one to get lost (in the queens English) the other day haha
     
  5. Nonuts

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    Thanks and to you.
     
  6. Tommy222256

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    Does anyone know how long the medical lasts for?
     
  7. Nonuts

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    Far as I know, having passed a medical and progressed to qualified train driver it's done every 3 years up to 55 years old and then annually.

    If your question relates to pre employment medicals I don't know (perhaps someone else does)
     
  8. Stigy

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    How long it lasts for, or how long it takes to complete? Apologies if this is irrelevant but I forget what stage you’re at (having had a medical yet?).
     
  9. Tommy222256

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    To be honest mate I didn’t really word it right, I did mean how long does it take so nope it’s not irrelevant!
     
  10. Stigy

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    Haha, no worries. It usually takes about an hour. Maybe a little less but they told me it takes about an hour and it was pretty spot on.
     
  11. Tommy222256

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    Thanks mate and we got there in the end!
     
  12. Nonuts

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    Remind me not to put my hand up on the course in February:E;)
     
  13. Liam00086

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    I’ll remind you haha
     
  14. Scott1991

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    Whats the hearing test like? How long does it last and at what point in the medical do you do it?
     
  15. Stigy

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    You what? :E

    Sorry. It varies to be honest, they often ask you when you want to do it (they may ask if you want to do the D&A test first depending on how much you need the loo).

    The hearing test takes about 10-mins? They will put you in a sound proof booth with headphones on. High and low tones and you click a button when you hear them.
     
  16. Tommy222256

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    Any of you two had the email with medical questionnaire attached?
     
  17. Liam00086

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    Not yet expecting email this week
     
  18. Liam00086

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    Have you had it? When’s your medical?
     
  19. Nonuts

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    Nope. I'm assuming you've not either?
     
  20. Tommy222256

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    Nope not yet, 18th Sept
     
  21. DJB

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    Just had the call...conditional offer for HEX starting 23rd Feb subject to medical. Really can’t thank this forum enough for the invaluable help. Over the moon.
     
  22. Liam00086

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    Congrats when is your medical?
     
  23. DJB

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    Thank you! Was told over the phone it will be the 25th September and to expect an email in the next few days.
     
  24. Liam00086

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    Nice reading? Mine is 25th also
     
  25. MostlyHarmless

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    Well done!

    Can I ask... did you specifically apply for HEX or was a talent pool for Paddington? The reason I ask is that I appear to be in one for HEX subject to passing my DMI.

    Can you remember what the training salary was?
     
  26. Nonuts

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    Congrats.
     
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    Training salary is £28,267 (more than what was in the contract so I assume there had been a pay award between my interview and the contract being issued?).
     
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    Congrats!
     
  29. DJB

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    Yeah from memory it was initiallly a trainee train driver for Paddington. As my application progressed it changed to HEX.
    Yep. Maybe see you there!
     
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    Cheers for the info Stigy, I couldn't find the info anywhere since my application changed
     

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