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louie1993

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Hi,

I have recently gone through the application process to become a trainee conductor based at Manchester Piccadilly. Fortunately i have been offered a place on the April 4th Course.

I was wondering if there was anyone who has already been through a course could enlighten me to what will be happening over the next 3 months, also about times?? is it 9-5 for 3 months or is it straight to different times of the day?

Thanks in advance...:D

Louie
 
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Dom.1990

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Hi,

I have recently gone through the application process to become a trainee conductor based at Manchester Piccadilly. Fortunately i have been offered a place on the April 4th Course.

I was wondering if there was anyone who has already been through a course could enlighten me to what will be happening over the next 3 months, also about times?? is it 9-5 for 3 months or is it straight to different times of the day?

Thanks in advance...:D

Louie
Hi Louie I'll be on the same course but based at Leeds, from what I hear it's quite intense in terms of lots of material to get through so presume it will be a 9 to 5 sort of thing....well done also !
 

louie1993

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Hi Louie I'll be on the same course but based at Leeds, from what I hear it's quite intense in terms of lots of material to get through so presume it will be a 9 to 5 sort of thing....well done also !
Hi Dom,

Congrats to yourself! looking forward to start, see you on the 4th.

Louie
 

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I have a friend who was a conductor but has just qualified as driver. He said to me the training was 9 till 3 but not sure it will of changed.

Dom I would of been joining you on the training but due to a previous booked holiday this month I had to wait for the next one so I'll be starting in June now :)
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I have a friend who was a conductor but has just qualified as driver. He said to me the training was 9 till 3 but not sure if it will of changed.

Dom I would of been joining you on the training but due to a previous booked holiday this month I had to wait for the next one so I'll be starting in June now :)
 
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I've got my medical on the 18th with a start date of the 30th may in picadilly:) was meant to go for a medical Tuesday just gone in London but couldn't gt the day off wrk :( can't wait to start tho.... What's the medical like and how soon after having it did u get the results?
 

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Hearing test, eye test and blood pressure check, pee in a bottle for the drug and alcohol test,and questions about your medical history, be honest about any conditions as if they find out about any further down the line there could be consequences.

The drug and alcohol results took a couple of days to get to my CTM and was told that if I didn't hear anything with a few days, everything was fine.
 
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Hearing test, eye test and blood pressure check, pee in a bottle for the drug and alcohol test,and questions about your medical history, be honest about any conditions as if they find out about any further down the line there could be consequences.

The drug and alcohol results took a couple of days to get to my CTM and was told that if I didn't hear anything with a few days, everything was fine.

Hey what was the pass rate for the hearing test? As that's the only thing I'm worried about
 

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where do the medicals for Manchester take place ? reading a post there London was mentioned which seems a heck of a journey for what doesn't appear to be an 'intense' medical i.e. with x-rays and stuff


plenty of time to drink water though so you don't get 'stage-fright' when you have to fill the bottle.
 
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where do the medicals for Manchester take place ? reading a post there London was mentioned which seems a heck of a journey for what doesn't appear to be an 'intense' medical i.e. with x-rays and stuff


plenty of time to drink water though so you don't get 'stage-fright' when you have to fill the bottle.

Hey I was offered a medical in London last Tuesday, but as I couldn't make that I was offered the one in Manchester which is in the big tower opposite dawsons music shop :)
 

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where do the medicals for Manchester take place ? reading a post there London was mentioned which seems a heck of a journey for what doesn't appear to be an 'intense' medical i.e. with x-rays and stuff


plenty of time to drink water though so you don't get 'stage-fright' when you have to fill the bottle.

Quite a few lately in York as well, and no X-Ray's !
 

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Quite a few lately in York as well, and no X-Ray's !

Yeah I only asked the extent of the medical because when I emigrated to NZ it was a full scale one with Lung X-Rays as well, they also checked for Syphilis !! which was apparently something that was in the Medical from ages ago, but didn't check for HIV because they hadn't been allowed to introduce it due to Infringing Human Rights or something as things had become PC & it was viewed as something that they weren't allowed to Discriminate against.

Sounds like the Medical doesn't go into all that much from what I've seen on here ? Hearing, Eyes, Blood Pressure/Heart, drug & alcohol screening.
 

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Hi all I start my conductor training for Manchester Piccadilly 30 th may can anyone tell me what the shifts are like at Piccadilly after I have finished my training
 
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