* Stages for becoming a trainee train driver *

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AD4M

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Hello,

I have just created an account on this forum. Found it really useful up to now.

I am at the managers interview stage (DMI) of my application to be put into WMT trainee train driver talent pool 2021. I was just wondering if anyone knows the next stage(s) after I have 'hopefully' passed this interview?

*I have done all of my tests and structured interview (MMI)* - Passed to enhanced standard.

Also, any tips for the managers interview? :D



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Sounds like once you pass the DMI (drivers manager interview) then you will be either offered a start date, of which I think you will need to then attend a medical, or you will be in a talent pool awaiting a start date (but not definite).
 

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Hello,

I have just created an account on this forum. Found it really useful up to now.

I am at the managers interview stage (DMI) of my application to be put into WMT trainee train driver talent pool 2021. I was just wondering if anyone knows the next stage(s) after I have 'hopefully' passed this interview?

*I have done all of my tests and structured interview (MMI)* - Passed to enhanced standard.

Also, any tips for the managers interview? :D



Cheers!
Excellent question to ask at your DMI.

Good luck
 

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Hello,

I have just created an account on this forum. Found it really useful up to now.

I am at the managers interview stage (DMI) of my application to be put into WMT trainee train driver talent pool 2021. I was just wondering if anyone knows the next stage(s) after I have 'hopefully' passed this interview?

*I have done all of my tests and structured interview (MMI)* - Passed to enhanced standard.

Also, any tips for the managers interview? :D



Cheers!
I'm at this stage with LNER. If I'm successful then it's the tests
 

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If you've done your tests then it's medical and start date after your dmi. With wmt probably a 4 year wait as well.
 

AD4M

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If you've done your tests then it's medical and start date after your dmi. With wmt probably a 4 year wait as well.

That doesnt bother me. As long as I hopefully reach the talent pool then I will wait for as long as I need to. I would have done the hard part. Just need to wait for my dream job.

However, I do know that they are taking on a few drivers, not sure the amount. I know this from WMT sources.

Another question, what are the stages and length of training, is it 9 months?
I think its 9 months yes. Not sure about stages though...
 

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Another question, what are the stages and length of training, is it 9 months?

With wmt at the moment it will probably take 2 or 3 years for any new starters to qualify. Instructors still have no interest in sharing a cab with trainee.
 

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With wmt at the moment it will probably take 2 or 3 years for any new starters to qualify. Instructors still have no interest in sharing a cab with traineegone with
With wmt at the moment it will probably take 2 or 3 years for any new starters to qualify. Instructors still have no interest in sharing a cab with trainee.
iv gone with tfw in the end. But I read someone say that the other day as well. I ask, why and how do they get a choice? Why is it not a matter of telling them they will have a trainee? Sort of do what your contracted fo4 or leave sort of mentality? Guess unions?

iv gone with tfw in the end. But I read someone say that the other day as well. I ask, why and how do they get a choice? Why is it not a matter of telling them they will have a trainee? Sort of do what your contracted fo4 or leave sort of mentality? Guess unions?
 

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iv gone with tfw in the end. But I read someone say that the other day as well. I ask, why and how do they get a choice? Why is it not a matter of telling them they will have a trainee? Sort of do what your contracted fo4 or leave sort of mentality? Guess unions?
Good choice, cab sharing at the moment is voluntary so a driver instructor may not feel comfortable sharing a cab with a trainee due to covid. Wmt especially Birmingham depot have so many trainee drivers who have completed the rules and traction and are sat at home waiting for a instructor for just over 1 year now.
 
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