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shroeder

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First post on here - hello!

I applied for the Lime Street vacancy that closed last week but the Manchester one would be much better for me (in Bolton).
Why do they advertise the vacancies in dribs and drabs and restrict you to only one application at a time? Seems such a shame. I could get knocked back from Liverpool (think my app was pretty good but you never know) but if I was able to resubmit an application to Manchester, I could possibly get in there.
 

Garry74

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Typical, I applied for the Liverpool one last week. Pic is a lot closer to home than Liverpool. Oh well.
 

Garry74

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I emailed to see if I can swap my application. I don't suppose it is possible though. I only live 11 miles from Pic and 27 miles from Liverpool.
 

Mattmatt

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If you don't mind me asking, how far did you get?
I got as far as the online testing complete stage last time. Then waited ages and had the email saying you've not been successful at this stage, and they rejected my application.

Northern have changed things slightly; as you now can not have two drivers app's going at the same time, plus the questions have been changed too. So I've completely re-written it again. Hopeful as ever.:D
 

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Typical, I applied for the Liverpool one last week. Pic is a lot closer to home than Liverpool. Oh well.
Tell them at interview if you get to that stage that you would consider Manchester if you are unsucceful with Liverpool, they will give you an option to ask questions after they have interviewed you
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I emailed to see if I can swap my application. I don't suppose it is possible though. I only live 11 miles from Pic and 27 miles from Liverpool.
Not a good move mate really, stick with the liverpool application and then tell them at interview (if you get to that stage)
 

Tgh75

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I got as far as the online testing complete stage last time. Then waited ages and had the email saying you've not been successful at this stage, and they rejected my application.

Northern have changed things slightly; as you now can not have two drivers app's going at the same time, plus the questions have been changed too. So I've completely re-written it again. Hopeful as ever.:D
Hi mattmatt, how long have you left it between applications for trainee train driver? I applied in February for the Blackpool north positions and didn't get through! Do you think I would be ok to apply for the Manchester pic trainee positions or does the six month rule apply to the application stage aswell?

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TGH
 

dugster70

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Hi mattmatt, how long have you left it between applications for trainee train driver? I applied in February for the Blackpool north positions and didn't get through! Do you think I would be ok to apply for the Manchester pic trainee positions or does the six month rule apply to the application stage aswell?

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TGH
The six month rule only applies if you have got past the application stage. If you haven't taken any tests i.e DSI, interview or assessments then (correct me somebody if i'm wrong) there is no reason why you cannot apply.
 

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The six month rule only applies if you have got past the application stage. If you haven't taken any tests i.e DSI, interview or assessments then (correct me somebody if i'm wrong) there is no reason why you cannot apply.
That is correct; if you've had your previous application rejected from northern, then there's no reason why you can not apply again.
 

Garry74

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Tell them at interview if you get to that stage that you would consider Manchester if you are unsucceful with Liverpool, they will give you an option to ask questions after they have interviewed you
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Not a good move mate really, stick with the liverpool application and then tell them at interview (if you get to that stage)
What makes you say it is not a good move? It is better for me and them if I got the job.

On a different note, where do Northern do their classroom training?
 

martin2345uk

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It's an online personality test where youre given pairs of statements and you have to choose which is more like you at work.

I made the mistake of thinking too much rather than going with the honest gut responses. So don't do that.
 

P-wak

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First post on here - hello!

I applied for the Lime Street vacancy that closed last week but the Manchester one would be much better for me (in Bolton).
Why do they advertise the vacancies in dribs and drabs and restrict you to only one application at a time? Seems such a shame. I could get knocked back from Liverpool (think my app was pretty good but you never know) but if I was able to resubmit an application to Manchester, I could possibly get in there.
Just passed my assessments for Man Picc then Liverpool posts vacancies! I live in Liverpool and would prefer to be based there obviously but I think I'm too late to change now!
 

Garry74

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Just passed my assessments for Man Picc then Liverpool posts vacancies! I live in Liverpool and would prefer to be based there obviously but I think I'm too late to change now!
Contact Northern and ask to switch your application. You can only try.
 

RGD

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Hello new to the site. So asking for some information please. Applied for the trainee train drivers job.
Just had an email back saying I dint pass the Visual Comparison Test.
I managed to answer 26 out of the 150 in the 5 minutes the online test gave me an it said dont just random guess try an be accurate. At the rate I answered I reckon it was 11 seconds an answer. How much time did anyone else get to do their test an just what are they looking for in a pass mark. As apparently now I cant retake it for 6months an then if that fails my chances of getting a job are nill.
Any replies appreciated thanks.
 

JENNY17

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hi i answered i think it was 76 out of 150. i have not heard anything back or had any emails yet.
Did you get your email today?
 

RGD

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For Jenny17 I got an email today. When you did your test what time where you given to do it ? When I went to the site it said the test was 5 to 10 minutes and I was only given 5, so thats an answer every 3 seconds to get 76 if ive calculated it right on the the time I was given.
 
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