GWR Trainee Train Driver

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  1. LFC78

    LFC78 Member

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    Hi, not found a thread for this subject, but is anyone else applying for Reading and are now in the talent pool or are still doing their interviews?
     
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  3. louisalamo1998

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    GWR are currently recruiting trainees? cant see anything on the website but just wanted to ask just in case.
     
  4. WishfulThinker

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    I applied in July last year, Mmi booked for next month. I’m not aware that there have been any further external adverts.
     
  5. Derv Dooville

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    I’ve been waiting in the Talent Pool since April this year. Following my interview I was u see the impression I would be in around August/September as I was asked about holiday dates. I did call a few months back and was told there were no courses planned beyond October. I know there are new trainees that have started but don’t know when they were interviewed or have a clue how long the wait is likely to be. It’s licky I’m already employed.
     
  6. LFC78

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    When did you apply Derv? I applied last November and did Stage 1 in July.
     
  7. Derv Dooville

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    I applied in July 2017 and had already passed the assessments in Swindon on a Mano Application but didn’t get through. I got an e-mail out of the blue in April this year inviting me to a DMI. Not realising it was my final interview I was very happy, positive and upbeat so it went really well. I was told I’d hear back within a week or so. I had an e-mail saying I had been successful before I even got home. Needless to say I was really happy and excited at that. These last 7 months waiting have been tough. You get so elated when you’re successful at something like this and the waiting is almost painful haha.
     
  8. Thedispatcher

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    I found out I’d been successful a couple of weeks ago, email said the start date would be confirmed but most likely in 2019. I applied the same time as you, Derv, so I can’t imagine how many people they’ve got waiting in the pool, feel like I might be waiting quite a while...
     
  9. LFC78

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    Are any of you internal with GWR?
    - I just hope I don’t get left in the pool and close it 2 years down like they did the last one :(

    Also; do you know how you find out whether you’ve passed enhanced scores if wanting to move TOC’s selection?
     
  10. Thedispatcher

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    No, I work as a conductor for another neighbouring TOC. I asked one of the recruitment managers about that and she didn’t really answer, so I’m not sure.
     
  11. Derv Dooville

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    Got a phone call on Monday and an e-mail on Tuesday with a Conditional Offer to start a course early next year woohoo. Got my medical coming up shortly! Can’t wait to get started, after a long g wait I had to punch myself asking “is this really happening at last?” So excited!!
     
  12. Thedispatcher

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    is this in a couple of months?
     
  13. Derv Dooville

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    It is yes. Are we allowed to even say that?
     
  14. Thedispatcher

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    Don’t see why not but I’ve changed it just in case. Can I send you a message?
     
  15. Derv Dooville

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    Yes mate.
     
  16. Indy3995

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    Congratulation! Which depot did you apply for mate? :)
     
  17. Derv Dooville

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    I’m at Reading.
     
  18. Indy3995

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    Cheers, I'm in the wait still for Penzance. Good luck for when it starts
     
  19. WishfulThinker

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    I will (medical pending) be joining you, a heartfelt thank you to everyone on the forum, I rarely contribute but the information I have gleaned has made the difference to my preparation for interview.
     
  20. PaulBusDriver

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    Does anybody know where I stand regarding the 1st stage of assessments as I've done the freightliner 1st stage but I gather GWR don't use the group Bourdon test?
     
  21. WishfulThinker

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    GWR most definitely use group bourdon.
     
  22. tiptoptaff

    tiptoptaff Established Member

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    GWR use the paper version
     
  23. PaulBusDriver

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    Oh ok thanks, I thought they used the SCAAT test instead after reading it mentioned on here.
     

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