GWR Train Driver talent pool 2019/20

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  1. LeGrimpeur

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  2. Tommy222256

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    Not yet mate, I have a holiday booked in sept/October so I’m hoping it’s a November course!
     
  3. Tommy222256

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    Anyone internal know if Sept course is getting filled?
     
  4. tiptoptaff

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    You've already been told in this thread it is
     
  5. Tommy222256

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    Don’t think it was confirmed and the words were “by the looks of it” but thanks for your helpful reply!!
     
  6. Termy

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    I have my DMI in a week's time... hopefully I'll be able to report shortly afterwards that I'll be joining the HEX pool. Time will tell!
    Congratulations (again) to everyone who has their start date!
     
  7. Daydr3am3r

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    Good luck for next week!
     
  8. Stigy

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    Good luck!
     
  9. Jaytrains

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    Sorry what does the first assessment consist of? And congrats
     
  10. Daydr3am3r

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    The first assessment are the paper tests:
    - Group Bourdon (GBD)
    - The Test of Everyday Attention (TEA-Occ)
    - Trainability for Rules & procedures Parts 1 and 2 (TRP)
    - Written Communications Test (WCT)
     
  11. PearoTheHero

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    So, sat my stage 2 assessment on Wednesday, felt like I fluffed the PC part, which I would say was more difficult than I was expecting but passed nonetheless. Had email confirmation this morning of a successful SJE and MMI too, which again I felt like I could've done better but only because I had one or two questions I wasn't expecting. Fair play to everyone who puts themselves through this, it's quite a stressful process! Feel free to ask any questions for anyone preparing for it.
    Now to prepare for the DMI. If anyone has any hints/tips I'd be most grateful. I'm guessing it's been quite a quick turn around so far, 4 months application to Stage 1, 4 weeks to Stage 2, so possibly an interview next month?
     
  12. Stigy

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    Congrats and well done! You’re right it’s a stressful time. I bet you’re relieved!
     
  13. LeGrimpeur

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    Congrats. Have a browse on the forum theres loads of examples of dmi questions on here.
    Research a bit about the company, the routes they run and the specific route/ depot you are applying for.
    Practice using the star response to any questions asking you to give an example of a time...
    Remember Safety is priority at all times in your answers. Always follow rules and regs.

    Good luck.
     
  14. Jaytrains

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    Quick question what is
     
  15. Jaytrains

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    Sorry quick question what is the written communication test about? And trainability test about?
     
  16. Busandrail

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    Written communication test is usually a storyboard of pictures and you have to write what's happening. Checks your legibility and how you communicate what's happening.
     
  17. Jaytrains

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    Thanks for that
     
  18. Busandrail

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    It's fairly straight forward. Don't rush and take your time making sure what you write is easily understandable. I don't think they're looking for you to finish it all. (I didn't)
     
  19. Jaytrains

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    Thanks allot

    And do u have any info on the trainability exercise part 1 and 2??

    And is all of this stage 1 assessment?
     
  20. 387star

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    Never did that one obviously optional depending on toc requirement
     
  21. Stigy

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    That’s correct. I know SWR do this too, but am aware not all do. It’s not the same as enhanced vs national standard with this one though, it’s just that some don’t bother with it as far as I’m aware?
     
  22. Termy

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    Before the Written Communication assessment, we were told very clearly by our assessment organiser that it didn't constitute as part of the actual assessments and therefore wasn't a pass/fail component. It would only be used by GWR in the future should our applications be successful. Hope this helps!
     
  23. Archiemc

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    Hi all,
    I have my first assessment next week, any tips would be greatly received. I have started to scan the forum so I think I have the gist of it, nervous though. What is the recommended dress for this? I don't want to look out of place, however, I understand it is only 9:00 - 13:00 so I will be heading back to work (rules out a suit).
    TIA
     
  24. Daydr3am3r

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    You will definitely find all of the information you need on this forum and within the practice material sent by email. It’s worth downloading the Group Bourdon Tool on this forum to practice.
    You have plenty of time to practice the assessments and ask questions on the day so I’m sure you will be fine.
    As for dress code I would go with at lest a shirt/tie combo if you are able to. If not then as smart as you are able to.

    Good luck!
     
  25. Stigy

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    Agreed about the shirt/tie combo. If you can’t do a suit, you should still go on the smart side.
     
  26. Ebee

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    Had my DMI I yesterday. Email this morning saying I'm now in the pool for Paddington. Yippee.
     
  27. Stigy

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    Well done mate, glad to hear!
     
  28. Ebee

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    Thanks. Hopefully medical soon. Any idea where they do them?
     
  29. Stigy

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    Reading or Swindon. I had mine in Swindon. Not sure if they use other locations too?
     
  30. Ebee

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    Thanks for that. I'll have to wait and see I guess.
     

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