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Northern Rail Conductor Training

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MrS99

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Hello everybody!

I recently passed an interview for the role of 'Conductor' based at Blackpool North with Northern. I have my medical next week, and begin training on 26/04 if I pass the medical without incident. In a nutshell, I am wondering what to expect, and if there's anything I can do to prepare in advance. Also looking to see if anybody else on here is based in Blackpool or nearby in a similar role.

I look forward to your responses, thanks in advance.
 
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LokiB

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I can't help you with what to expect with the medical I'm afraid as I'm still waiting in the talent pool but congrats on getting a start date.
I bet you're well happy.
 

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It's a fairly standard medical - check for colourblindness, drugs, blood pressure, hearing etc. Ask if you suffer from any conditions or are on medication. Not much you can do to prepare, just make sure you take a list of medication you're on if you take any, and your glasses if you wear them.
 

MrS99

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I can't help you with what to expect with the medical I'm afraid as I'm still waiting in the talent pool but congrats on getting a start date.
I bet you're well happy.
Thank you! It's long overdue, the process has taken such a long time. Very happy indeed, something I've wanted to do for a while now. Hope you get called upon soon :)

It's a fairly standard medical - check for colourblindness, drugs, blood pressure, hearing etc. Ask if you suffer from any conditions or are on medication. Not much you can do to prepare, just make sure you take a list of medication you're on if you take any, and your glasses if you wear them.
That doesn't sound too bad! None of the above apply to me, so I'm fairly certain it'll be in, and pretty much out. I was thinking in terms of the actual conductor training itself, is that something you've gone through?
 

skyhigh

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I was thinking in terms of the actual conductor training itself, is that something you've gone through?
I have, though it was a while ago so things might have changed. The general outline was track safety, rules, then traction training (learning about the trains themselves and where equipment is etc).

It's a mixture of classroom and practical stuff, starts off mostly classroom then the amount of time you spent in the classroom drops off.

Best advice is don't try and teach yourself stuff ahead of the class. Listen to the trainers, make notes that work for you and ask if you have any questions.
 

ANorthernGuard

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Will start off with usual Classroom (Rulebook, Signalling etc), Then work onto traction and revenue. You will have a depot induction in between all the Classroom based Training, You will then go to Depot to work Trains with a Minder for approx 3-4 weeks (With an interim assessment) then You will learn your Depot's Core route and then Final Passout (Approx 3 days) and then you will be doing route learning (Time depends on amount of routes etc.)
 

newcastleboy

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Hello wondering if someone can help, I. Have passed the assessments for the conductor based at Newcastle, how long does it usually take to hear back about and interview, so they have been extremely quick, any help is appreciated

Job is for northern by the way
 
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