MTR Crossrail Trainee Driver (Multiple Locations)

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by ThatGuy, 27 Jul 2018.

  1. TONE.84

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    @Anders99 @JSegat

    Thanks for the info! Really good to hear how you’re finding it and what the first few weeks have in store! Can I ask one more quick question! Have you been told about annual leave during training? How much you get and when you can take it? Just to help make plans. Thanks guys
     
  2. simonw22

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    Anyone got a start date 1st April?
     
  3. slidingdoors

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    Thanks for the insight good to hear it’s all positive. Do you know if you remain on the initial training salary regardless of how long the training period extends?
     
  4. Starz123

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    Once you serve a year in service your pay will go up regardless if you are qualified or not
     
  5. slidingdoors

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    Okay cheers.
     
  6. Anders99

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    Hi, no haven't been told anything at all, and we've asked but no one has gotten back to us with anything. I did read in a document yesterday though that we only get given annual leave after 3 months of commencement of the contract and then it's only 2 days per completed month of service for the first year.
     
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    Don’t expect much whilst in training but at the same time, don’t be surprised if they tell you on the Friday that you’ve got next week off. Regardless, you will be compensated by given actual AL or lieu leave if can’t be taken by year end, subject to time limits.
     
  8. TB8519

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    Afternoon everyone. Sorry if i'm repeating something that's already been answered,new to the forum. I got given the good news on monday that I'd passed my MMI and am now waiting for a date on DMI. Is there a rough timescale or just as and when they're ready. Sorry again if this has already been answered....cheers
     
  9. SAM2389

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    What depot did you apply for because a few of us are still waiting for our dmi.
     
  10. SAM2389

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    Passed back in November
     
  11. Arvz

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    I waited 6 weeks some waited much less..
     
  12. Wtpc

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    4 weeks
     
  13. Teddyward

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    I’d already done the tests and got invite for dmi today so ~6 month wait
     
  14. $Cm$zS2*

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    How great are you for sharign all that info. Cheers.

    So if I may, may I ask:

    I'm an overtime junkie (I've averaged 60 working hrs a week over the last year, inc. Leave), are there any opportunities for overtime?

    And what's their attitude to secondary employment? (I could keep a 1hr a week contract where I am and take overtime at the weekends)

    Which isn't meant to indicate that I will, or I want to, but it does indicate that I wanna know what my options are.

    Cheers,

    three weeks and I'll be in the same building, same floor, same training suite...:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  15. $Cm$zS2*

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    Timescales:

    MMI... 4 week wait for invite to make a DMI appointment..... then DMI two weeks later... then 14 working day wait [over Christmas, which was almost torture] to hear I'd passed and was invited to sign a Contract and get a start date... one week later I got the security/references screening email, next week I got [after emailing to ask if there was anything I could do to get things going] I got a medical and Documents check and Uniform fitting... two weeks later I'm still getting emails asking for more details for the Security/referencing checking [basically repeating myself, but different parts of the form are dealt with by different departments of Capita/Voltscure and it looks like they don't exchange information].
     
  16. TB8519

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    Applied for Old Oak Common. Take it you've been waiting a while?
     
  17. TB8519

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    Cheers for the info,appreciate it. Heard for old oak common it's a shorter timescale but who knows
     
  18. C.T.P.

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    I've been waiting for mine for 2+ months
     
  19. AMtrain101

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    I’ve got my DMI for old oak common in less than 2 weeks (I initially applied for the east depot). Do you have any tips for the interview?
     
  20. TONE.84

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    Got my email yesterday to book myself in for my DMI and chose one in 3 weeks time so I have plenty of time to prepare! I’ve applied for the east so have to wait and see what happens.
    And in terms of time scales, I had my MMI on the 16th November so it’s been just over 2 months! But I was then sent email saying about east being put on hold and being put into a holding pool and that’ll I’ll get an interview end of Jan/beginning of Feb, so they have atleast stuck to there word with that!
    Fingers crossed for the DMI now
     
  21. TONE.84

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    Same mate! You for Gidea Park aswell? Let the prepping commence! Good luck
     
  22. simonw22

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    Ive been waiting 3 weeks on Monday since being accepted and still no security or medical contact. Do you have an email address i could contact them on?
     
  23. SAM2389

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    When’s your date for your dmi? Besides seeing the location change on your application status on the website
    , Are you still gidea Park?

    I’ve applied ilford but still have had nothing and probably passed same time as you,

    I’m hoping they are getting the east London applications moving
     
  24. C.T.P.

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    Same here, got the email yesterday. Good luck!
     
  25. $Cm$zS2*

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    recruitment@mtrcrossrail.co.uk
     
  26. Anders99

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    Currently, there's a lot of OT, whether that will be the same when they've filled their quota for drivers I don't know. I haven't paid attention to that really as I'll be earning more than enough to want to spend anymore time working then I need to lol
     
  27. TONE.84

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    Booked in for Feb 22nd! Location has changed online but to my knowledge I’ve still applied for Gidea Park so will just go along and see if anything gets mentioned . They must be starting to book east depot interviews in it seems so sit tight, sure you’ll hear over the next week! I just want to hve the interview now so at least I’ll know my fate.
     
  28. iphone76

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    I personally would forget the idea of overtime and secondary employment.

    They give you rest days and free days to relax and take stock. The more you drive, the more chance there is of something happening. By the end of a week or a set of 8 weeks working you can be mentally and physically exhausted.

    You'll be earning a good wage so enjoy the fruits of your labour.

    I don't mean to come over as a Debbie Downer - and you may need the cash, but once you start you'll see what I mean.

    Good luck and welcome to the firm.
     
  29. Han87

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    Hey, I wanted to ask a question please?. How long is the classroom training at Liverpool Street please? I am a bit of a gym junkie and I will probably end up joining a gym in Liverpool steet so I can go before class. Just wondering if we Are in class for a whole 3 months so I know how long to join up for? Also once classroom Training is over when is it you will be put onto shift work as in learning with another instructor or when does it change from
    9-5pm? Thanks a lot. You must be gettin a lot of questions at the moment
     
  30. Anders99

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    Not so easy to answer, as how long training takes depends on what trainers are available, this includes getting past classroom based training. I'd suggest getting somewhere with multi gym access, where there's one close to Liverpool St and your home, that way won't matter too much
     

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