Passed my assessments, thank you..

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Fred Dinenage, 14 May 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Fred Dinenage

    Fred Dinenage Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    23 Jul 2013
    Location:
    North East England
    To those who've helped with queries via PM including established drivers, i greatly appreciate your replies. And a general thank you to the helpful lot on here, it's appreciated :D
     
  2. SPADTrap

    SPADTrap Established Member

    Messages:
    1,966
    Joined:
    15 Oct 2012
    Top work :) Congrats! Enjoy it.
     
  3. Fred Dinenage

    Fred Dinenage Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    23 Jul 2013
    Location:
    North East England
  4. RBSN

    RBSN Member

    Messages:
    241
    Joined:
    14 Jul 2014
    Well done!
     
  5. Johncleesefan

    Johncleesefan Member

    Messages:
    602
    Joined:
    4 Sep 2013
  6. Fishyoil

    Fishyoil New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    15 May 2015
    Location:
    Australia
    Top job. Hope to be in the same position some day.
     
  7. Legzr1

    Legzr1 Member

    Messages:
    581
    Joined:
    19 Mar 2010
    Well done mate.

    On the railway it's always best to persevere - what takes weeks in the real world can take years in the world of the FOCs and TOCs but it's worth it in the end.
     
  8. Fred Dinenage

    Fred Dinenage Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    23 Jul 2013
    Location:
    North East England
    RBSN, no worries for the lift and well done to you too!

    Cheers johncleese and fishyoil, lots of helpful threads on here, i'd have got through a lot easier if i'd remembered to re-read a few...

    Thanks Legrz1, i appreciate your craic and advice :D

    I must say the assessing staff at DB Schenker were friendly and as helpful as they possibly could be whilst being professional in realising that the day is stressful enough without adding to said pressure by constantly interrupting and appearing devoid of emotion. The individual who tested and interviewed me from the OPC on the old-style tests certainly made the whole process as uncomfortable as possible whilst being deliberately unhelpful.

    One hurdle down, no doubt a few still to jump ;)
     
  9. RBSN

    RBSN Member

    Messages:
    241
    Joined:
    14 Jul 2014

    Thank you!

    And I agree; the staff down in Doncaster were really good and made the day feel less stressful.
     
  10. Daz9284

    Daz9284 Member

    Messages:
    229
    Joined:
    26 Sep 2014
    Location:
    Sherburn in Elmet
    Congratulations for passing DBS assessments. Where are you hoping to be based?

    It is good they are still doing them, as I (plus many others on the forum) got the dreaded e-mail saying all trainee driver recruitment for 2015 was cancelled.

    all the best
    darryl
     
  11. Fred Dinenage

    Fred Dinenage Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    23 Jul 2013
    Location:
    North East England
    My assessments were for Northern Rail not DBS, Daz...just sat them at DBS Doncaster. The job is for MDD at Heaton depot, internal applicants take priority so i doubt i'll get the position but over the moon to have passed - it's taken me 2 years since my last assessment attempt to get here.
     
  12. l0c0m0t1ve

    l0c0m0t1ve Member

    Messages:
    112
    Joined:
    18 Mar 2015
    Location:
    London
  13. Daz9284

    Daz9284 Member

    Messages:
    229
    Joined:
    26 Sep 2014
    Location:
    Sherburn in Elmet
    Arr, that makes sense.

    Patience is definately a 'must' for train drivers (probably why the process takes so long :D).

    Fingers crossed for you. I'm waiting to hear if I have got into FLHH and Northern Rail at Leeds.

    all the best
    daz
     
  14. Fred Dinenage

    Fred Dinenage Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    23 Jul 2013
    Location:
    North East England
    Thanks Daz, best of luck to you :D
     
  15. alm

    alm Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    20 May 2015
    Hi....new to this...I have my assessment day on Wednesday 27th May 2015..its for East Mids and the position is for a depot driver.....I have been revising for about four hours a day the Dot concentration tests, some machanical info and answering multiple choice questions with reference to looking at a picture for a couple of seconds......I am just wondering if anyone can shed any further info on what happens on the day, how long tests take, how long the day takes?...My TOC have stated I am only attending for the assessments..but is it possible this is a flanking exercise and interviews will also be conducted?....does anyone know the desired pass rate etc?...and any tips for the day itself..?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page