Network Rail Assessment Day

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  1. Noseymike2010

    Noseymike2010 Member

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    Hi all,

    I have applied for a role in Network Rail in the Engineering department. I have successfully passed the interview stage and have been called back to attend the assessment centre. I have never had to attend one before so i am slightly nervous and also curious. How should I prepare? What do I need to do at them. All advice greatly appreciated.

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    Is it unusual to be called for the interview first and then the assessment?
     
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    From my experience of Network Rail it always depends on the job you apply for. One management job was assessment then interview a week later, another was both the assessment and interview on the same day.

    For an engineering role, I suspect they will use a contractor to assess you and they will have to pay for it, much the same as traincrew recruitment for TOCs, so I expect the interview first is to root out those not suitable and avoid paying out for wasted assessments.
     
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    Cheers 185,

    As an engineer with experience how should I prepare for the assessment. I have not done one before so don't know what to expect.

    I am excited but a little nervous.
     
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    Hey, do you mind telling what scheme did you apply for ?
     
  5. Noseymike2010

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    Going for the engineering scheme.

    With regards to the assessment have you got any exapmles of the types of questions that get asked?
     
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    My friend as applied for it too. but it was a junior scheme based in Manchester not sure on the details but my friend told me her son got it out of the paper.
     
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    What type of work does he do. Do NR offer much training to new employees?
     
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