Southeastern Shunter Driver - Ashford (20/05/21)

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ButtonMoon

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I noticed they have a 'Service Delivery Shunter' role at London Victoria, with a slightly lower salary. Would I be correct in assuming that the Victoria role does not actually include driving. The job description is somewhat vague, but mentions - "carrying out isolations as and when required" and "ensure passenger stock is formed correctly as shown in Carriage Working notice and supplements". I'm fairly new to the railways (ex-aviation), and couldn't seem to find what an 'isolation' is? Any thoughts welcome. Thx :)

 

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I noticed they have a 'Service Delivery Shunter' role at London Victoria, with a slightly lower salary. Would I be correct in assuming that the Victoria role does not actually include driving. The job description is somewhat vague, but mentions - "carrying out isolations as and when required" and "ensure passenger stock is formed correctly as shown in Carriage Working notice and supplements". I'm fairly new to the railways (ex-aviation), and couldn't seem to find what an 'isolation' is? Any thoughts welcome. Thx :)

You are absolutely correct that the Victoria role was non-driving. I don't know what an isolation is though
 

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An isolation is when they remove the electrical supply for engineering works purposes.
 

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I am currently awaiting a manager interview after passing my Trainee Driver assessment day in October 2020. Is shunter driver usually a career in which you can progress to mainline? I am just wondering if it is worth applying.
 

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I am currently awaiting a manager interview after passing my Trainee Driver assessment day in October 2020. Is shunter driver usually a career in which you can progress to mainline? I am just wondering if it is worth applying.
So I have just done that exact progression from shunter driver to mainline. Shunter driver is a great job and provided me with all the examples I needed to go mainline. Once you become a shunter driver you have to do it for 2 years before they allow you to go mainline internally via a trainee train driver recruitment advert.
 

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So I have just done that exact progression from shunter driver to mainline. Shunter driver is a great job and provided me with all the examples I needed to go mainline. Once you become a shunter driver you have to do it for 2 years before they allow you to go mainline internally via a trainee train driver recruitment advert.
Thanks for the response, I am going to apply! Cheers
 

joshuan542

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I noticed they have a 'Service Delivery Shunter' role at London Victoria, with a slightly lower salary. Would I be correct in assuming that the Victoria role does not actually include driving. The job description is somewhat vague, but mentions - "carrying out isolations as and when required" and "ensure passenger stock is formed correctly as shown in Carriage Working notice and supplements". I'm fairly new to the railways (ex-aviation), and couldn't seem to find what an 'isolation' is? Any thoughts welcome. Thx :)

I'm a shunter for GTR, you wont drive but will prep units etc.. it's a very involved and great career. A great step to going to driver too, Isolations are when power is isolated for example in an emergency or during engineering works etc..
 

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Applied for this yesterday too. Nice to have an option that isn't far away
 

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Hi guys, please any opinion, let understand what's going?

I was wondering if you can help with my application,

Becuse it's really confusing me and I don't know what I need to do ,

Friday the day I applied was in process

Sunday changed for incomplete with ( you not need to do anything at this time )

Monday someone confirmed me it been submitted but still says incomplete

Today still incomplete and someone else says she can't find it
Press view application botten and let me apply for it again and says inprocce

I think it will be back for incomplete again .

Any thoughts?

Applied for this yesterday too. Nice to have an option that isn't far away
Hi there , I have applied also for this position, and my status said inprocce and then changed for incomplete and then someone said confirmed for me its submitted but still says incomplete and now says inprocce after I press view application botten and let me apply again
Was wondering if u have same status?
 
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DA1

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Hi guys, please any opinion, let understand what's going?

I was wondering if you can help with my application,

Becuse it's really confusing me and I don't know what I need to do ,

Friday the day I applied was in process

Sunday changed for incomplete with ( you not need to do anything at this time )

Monday someone confirmed me it been submitted but still says incomplete

Today still incomplete and someone else says she can't find it
Press view application botten and let me apply for it again and says inprocce

I think it will be back for incomplete again .

Any thoughts?


Hi there , I have applied also for this position, and my status said inprocce and then changed for incomplete and then someone said confirmed for me its submitted but still says incomplete and now says inprocce after I press view application botten and let me apply again
Was wondering if u have same status?
Did you get a confirmation email?
The Southeastern system is quite confusing. You may need to also complete your details on the profile tab.
 

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Did you get a confirmation email?
The Southeastern system is quite confusing. You may need to also complete your details on the profile tab.
Thank you for ur response, everytime I replied I got confirmation email, today they said to me I applied for different position ,

Today when I press apply again iys says in process till now

Iam really not want lose my chance as the job will expiry after tomorrow

And They not pick up the phone
 

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Thank you for ur response, everytime I replied I got confirmation email, today they said to me I applied for different position ,

Today when I press apply again iys says in process till now

Iam really not want lose my chance as the job will expiry after tomorrow

And They not pick up the phone
Well you can’t really do much now as the job has already been removed. You’ll just have to wait and see but what I would say is don’t continually pester the recruitment team, it never goes down well.
Good luck in your endeavours.
 

Ah1986

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Well you can’t really do much now as the job has already been removed. You’ll just have to wait and see but what I would say is don’t continually pester the recruitment team, it never goes down well.
Good luck in your endeavours.
Thank you so much
 

Bucephalus

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Thank you so much
Hi buddy. Don't quote me on this but I'm sure my southeastern application said "In Process" after I'd successfully submitted it.

Be prepared to wait though because it was about six weeks before I got the "Unsuccessful" email - with feedback I'll add :)
 

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I'm a shunter for GTR, you wont drive but will prep units etc.. it's a very involved and great career. A great step to going to driver too, Isolations are when power is isolated for example in an emergency or during engineering works etc..
Any tips or heads up for interview
 

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I recently received the passed first stage email! I am now patiently waiting for the assessments/interview stage! Good luck to all who applied!
 

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I just got an email inviting me to an online interview in a few weeks. Anybody else had the invite?
 

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I applied for this position about 3 months ago, and just now I’ve been notified of an interview. Recruitment sure does move slowly!
 

joshuan542

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I applied for this position about 3 months ago, and just now I’ve been notified of an interview. Recruitment sure does move slowly!
That's fast for alot of Railway recruitment, My shunter job Im currently in took approx 6-7 months from application to interview
 

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