Qualified driver changing TOC’s - Recruitment process

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Hi.

Does anybody have any experience or know what is involved in a qualified driver applying for a job with another TOC?

I know of the ATOC B1 Form (sharing of safety information) but wondered the process going forward.

I imagine all TOC’s are different but once you have your European Drivers License is it just a case of a medical and a simple interview or do you have to go through all of the psychometric tests again and other stages that a Trainee Driver would?

Any help gratefully received. Thanks.
 
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PudseyBearHST

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I think every TOC/FOC is different but from memory, you do a rules assessment on the day and have to do an interview usually with a driver/depot manager. Psychometric testing doesn’t need to be done again but a medical needs to be done.

As I say, the process will vary between train companies.
 

Eccles1983

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When I did it it was -

application form, safety of line form, interview, medical - offer.

On arrival at new toc - induction, traction training, rules review, route learning.
 

1725RJ

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Interesting question.

Is there a minimum period of time (like a probation) you have to serve before being allowed to apply for a different TOC?
 

Trainguy90

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Literally depends on TOC, minimum will be an interview and the need for the B1 form followed by medical if successful.
but some TOC’s will throw in a couple of psychometric tests or even a group interview recruitment day to help whittle the numbers down, ultimately yes your qualified but your still applying for a new job and they don’t all let you in easily
 

saracen

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Every company is different. Crosscountry used to want 3 or 5 years experience but now, for example, it’s only 18 months
 

stevieoz

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I think drivers remain pre-qualified until they have two years experience but I know a driver who transferred within a couple of months of gaining his key.

Eccles1983 did they do references and dbs check?
 

Eccles1983

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I think drivers remain pre-qualified until they have two years experience but I know a driver who transferred within a couple of months of gaining his key.

Eccles1983 did they do references and dbs check?

I think so. I had to be vetted by an external company, but the extent of it wasn't disclosed to me.
 

tiptoptaff

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I think drivers remain pre-qualified until they have two years experience but I know a driver who transferred within a couple of months of gaining his key.

Eccles1983 did they do references and dbs check?
Nope, once passed out you're fully qualified - that's why it's called the Post Qualified Assesment period
 

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