errmm, what can I say. If there are any conductors left they will be working 313's only. You might at the start learn 377's and 442's but anything I can add is up in the air. All I can say is you have joined at an interesting time. Congrats on the job and all that, you will even get to meet me (poor sod!), but just to warn you, your coming into the job at a time you might find difficult. good luck!!!
This has actually blown my mind. Trainee Guard for Southern?!
Unbelievable , how can they recruit and train for a job they are getting rid of,
unless it is a nefarious plot to take on new staff for remaining Conductors jobs ?
I think we probably applied for the same batch of positions, although I applied for Barnham. I'm so glad I didn't follow it through as the prospect of getting up to Croydon for 9am for an assessment centre put me off.
Okay that excuse was a bit of a cop out. It was that plus the fact I couldn't afford to drop down to the training wage. In regards to getting up in the middle of the night, it's something I already do. It's no fun doing first user checks on a bus at 0430 in the middle of winter in the driving freezing rain! Plus the fact I wasn't sure I wanted to work for GTR. I've now applied for and passed initial screening for all local TOCs, and have an interview this week.