Hi there everyone. Back in 2005, I applied for the role of Trainee Train Driver for Southern and got to the assessment centre stage, but I messed up on the stage of the dreaded dots (now thanks to the power of the net, I know that test is a toughie!) I was a fresh faced graduate back then so I was kinda applying for anything. Now in 2011, after some years teaching English abroad, I got some decent work experience behind me. Two applications for trainee drivers at First Capital Connect and Southern, both turned down before even seeing my face! Seriously! What is the thinking behind that!? I've even got work experience now, so I simply can't understand these decisions not to even give me a chance!