GWR Trainee Train driver Paddington

Lenny_U

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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March
 
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djack123son

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The last message I had about this one was that there was no need for trainee drivers and they were cancelling my application as such^^
 

snakeydave24

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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March

yep same here, I don't think it's a proper interview and more of a pre interview
 

Jaytrains

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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March

I had my zoom interview in November 2020 and now im in the talent pool

yep same here, I don't think it's a proper interview and more of a pre interview

Gwr dont do pre interviews
 
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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March
This is quite intriguing as there is currently a talent pool for Paddington but good news in terms of things moving again.

If you've passed the assessments then the interview will be a DMI, as to the best of my knowledge, GWR don't do a pre-interview.
 

Lenny_U

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This is quite intriguing as there is currently a talent pool for Paddington but good news in terms of things moving again.

If you've passed the assessments then the interview will be a DMI, as to the best of my knowledge, GWR don't do a pre-interview.
I actually forgot about this as I've applied for the position last march!!! lol

I already have OPC from 2018, but not sure how long it is valid for?

Was just thinking interview with managers is usually last stage so I'm hoping that's it if I pass?
 
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I actually forgot about this as I've applied for the position last march!!! lol

I already have OPC from 2018, but not sure how long it is valid for?

Was just thinking interview with managers is usually last stage so I'm hoping that's it if I pass?

I received similar email last November after applying almost 2 years previously and did my DMI in December.

The tests are valid for 5 years with GWR so this will be the last stage (assuming you've also done the MMI). Good luck!
 

Lenny_U

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I received similar email last November after applying almost 2 years previously and did my DMI in December.

The tests are valid for 5 years with GWR so this will be the last stage (assuming you've also done the MMI). Good luck!
Yes i have passed MMI too so hopefully this will be last stage :lol:

Thank you!!!
 

James71

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I just got a zoom interview! Does anyone know where the training centre would be?
 

TheGoldfish

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I just got a zoom interview! Does anyone know where the training centre would be?
Reading driver academy mostly but we did our induction days at Swindon and carriage evac in Bristol and I believe our 800s traction will also be Bristol
 
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Thank you! Is there any idea when courses would start?

I'm guessing the interview was a DMI for a talent pool? If you are successful then it's just a waiting game I'm afraid as there are lots of people waiting for start dates at the moment as well as those whose courses were put on hold due to covid.
 

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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March
Heyy @Lenny_U How was the pre interview? Can you share some details of what they asked? Would be interesting to compare this to the phone interview they used to do
 

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Does anyone know what to expect ?
 

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jacey

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I would assume they will want to hear more about yourself and why you want the job and would be suitable etc fairly standard stuff to see if you fit role.
 

James71

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Hey, I think they're doing full interviews now. Is it that if you pass the interview you get into the talent pool then?
 

G30RG3

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Does anyone know what to expect ?
Hi. If this is a DMI it's essentially like a company interview. Know your stuff about the company, what the job entails and how you intend to approach the training and challenges that might be involved. Also be mindful of basic punctuality and how you might answer any questions around time management, professionalism etc. Don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have too, as this will help express your interest in the role. Best of luck
 

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I had my initial zoom interview on Thursday and I’ve just received an email saying there are putting me through to the next stage

Just got another email now got a full interview on the 15th June
 
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I had my initial zoom interview on Thursday and I’ve just received an email saying there are putting me through to the next stage

Just got another email now got a full interview on the 15th June

Presumably you have previously completed the Psychometric Assessments?
 

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Hi all, just received email from GWR with invite to book zoom interview!! ;)

Did anyone else hear anything too??

I've applied for this last year in March
They sent me this email on November 2020 and haven't received anything after. Is there any new update ?


Regarding your application for the role of Trainee Train Driver - Paddington, reference 012760

We appreciate your patience during these difficult times.

This vacancy is currently on hold and not being processed, due to the latest GWR Business workforce plan indicating that there is presently no need for further Trainees at this depot in this financial year.

Your application will remain at its current status for the time being and we will contact you again when we have further news or updates, relating to the Business workforce plan.


Please do not respond to this email, as we are unable to provide you with any timescales or further information, unless there is a change in the GWR Business workforce plan.
 
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They sent me this email on November 2020 and haven't received anything after. Is there any new update ?


Regarding your application for the role of Trainee Train Driver - Paddington, reference 012760

We appreciate your patience during these difficult times.

This vacancy is currently on hold and not being processed, due to the latest GWR Business workforce plan indicating that there is presently no need for further Trainees at this depot in this financial year.

Your application will remain at its current status for the time being and we will contact you again when we have further news or updates, relating to the Business workforce plan.


Please do not respond to this email, as we are unable to provide you with any timescales or further information, unless there is a change in the GWR Business workforce plan.

I did my DMI in Dec 2020 and have just got a place on a course in January for Paddington, and I know others have had DMIs since mine so your email does seem a little odd.
 

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