Its not a misinterpretation its what the advert does say.very strange because it also says you must have good knowledge of southern code of conduct.sounds like they what to give it to someone who already works for southern.
All southern trainee driver jobs say that-it is not a requirement though. You will be trained in all that before you start the official driver specific training. I know this as the trainee ad I responded to said that aswell and I got the job with them with absolutely no previous rail experience.
Good luck if you apply-Selhurst is the most intense depot in terms of work-some say it's up there with Bedford as the country's worst but I honestly don't think it's that bad-lots of variety, just lots of stations to stop at all day! Fairly quick link progression aswell at least into the next link.
My understanding of the word mandatory is 'essential or necessary'
The advert reads:
Must meet all entry criteria demanded by Southern for train driving.
Must be capable of communicating effectively by all means available.
Competent in knowledge of Railway Group Standard GE/RT8000 (Rule Book Modules).
Good knowledge of the Southern Code of Conduct requirements.
Holder of a Personal Track Safety Card (PTS).
Capable of retaining knowledge in order to participate in the programme of continuous assessment associated with train driving (Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3251: Safety Requirements for Train Driving).
Not so sure about one of the best to work for. At present morale is low because of the way the company is treating staff. Job cuts are looming. I know a lot of staff and Managers and they are not happy bunnies at the moment!!
I'm a driver for Southern based at Selhurst and although the work is intense (lots of stops!). I can honestly say that the drivers are excellent, really welcoming and not at all cliquey as I have have found them to be at other depots.
However, as I said before, the work is intense and the learning curve steep.
Hi, I recently applied for a Southern Trainee Train Driver role at Selhurst and have just found out that I have passed the initial sift. I'm assuming the next step will be an invitation to the assessment centre.
I was just wondering if anyone has any recent experience of what tests I can expect. I am aware of the different types of tests that can be carried out but each TOC has a slight variation in the specific tests that they use. Eg. Does anyone know if Southern uses Group Boudon or SCAAT for the concentration test, and is it computer or paper based ?. Do they have a Mechanical comprehension test ?. Do they normally hold an interview on the same day as the assessment. Any help or advice would be appreciated.