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Signaller 3 - Gobowen

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carbers255

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Hi everyone.

I'm looking to see if anybody can tell me anything about the vacancy for this box? It has come up on the external NR list and I wanted to know if this is because of lack of internal interest or if there's any other overriding factor? I live just four miles from the box and feel it would be an ideal chance for me to secure a role (I recently passed all signaller assessments). I could be ready to go to Signalling School within a fortnight if deemed a suitable candidate. Anyway, enough rambling. If anyone can help then I'd be grateful. Many thanks.
 
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Hi everyone.

I'm looking to see if anybody can tell me anything about the vacancy for this box? It has come up on the external NR list and I wanted to know if this is because of lack of internal interest or if there's any other overriding factor? I live just four miles from the box and feel it would be an ideal chance for me to secure a role (I recently passed all signaller assessments). I could be ready to go to Signalling School within a fortnight if deemed a suitable candidate. Anyway, enough rambling. If anyone can help then I'd be grateful. Many thanks.

There's a relative shortage of signalling staff around the area, and internal staff are unlikely to fill these positions when there isn't a certain long term future (Nothing has been decided on the Chester - Shrewsbury + Bidston resignalling yet so Gobowen is fairly safe).
 

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99% of the time, vacancies are made external because of a lack of applicants to an internal listing
 

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99% of the time, vacancies are made external because of a lack of applicants to an internal listing

Although this vacancy is still showing on the internal list with a closing date of 26th September.
 

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Rumour has it that no-one is interested internally, but it is being left open in hope.
 

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Thank you. I will hope that nobody does then and I have now applied externally. It would be a fabulous opportunity for me and literally 5 mins from home too. Fingers x'd
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Thanks. Do you know the shift pattern for Gobowen please???
 

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Thank you. I will hope that nobody does then and I have now applied externally. It would be a fabulous opportunity for me and literally 5 mins from home too. Fingers x'd
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Thanks. Do you know the shift pattern for Gobowen please???

12 hour roster, change over times at 0600 an 1800 officially, though there may well be a bit of a local agreement to move them slightly.
 

carbers255

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Thanks everyone. The closing date has now passed. Does anybody know if anybody applied internally please? Perhaps somebody on the forum has some knowledge? Worth a try............
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