SWR Trainee Drivers at Staines, Woking and Waterloo

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  1. GMT

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    When I applied for Southeastern in the past they specified it was because of distance. Perhaps other TOCs don't do that.
     
  2. ZFE95

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    Hope they’re not doing this in alphabetical order, would love to hear back before Christmas.
     
  3. Teddyward

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    No reason specified just generic.
     
  4. RedAurora

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    I never had faith in the 'no news is good news' sentiment. I prefer to be realistic. My motto is 'prepare for the worst, hope for the best'.

    I am braced for the bad news.
     
  5. Barry K

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    *Starts to envision a "Maybe" list, with his name on.....
     
  6. BallaBoy

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    That is correct - they were running interviews alongside the assessments when I went for my assessments a few weeks back. There were certainly some characters being interviewed which shows that passing the assessments is one thing but the interviewers need to be also sure you are "normal" as well.
     
  7. RedAurora

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    Oh really?

    Interviewer: Tell us about a time when you went above and beyond what was expected of you?

    Candidate: I didn't. I'm just a normal bloke. Nothing extra. Nothing fancy.

    Interviewer: Welcome aboard!
     
  8. BallaBoy

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    I hope that's not the case - but I think you know what I was implying.
     
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    Sorry to hear mate - was that yesterday you were given the update.
     
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    Does anyone know the shift pattern for waterloo?
     
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    Check post 182
     
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    Just had a phone call regarding my trainee driver application....................I applied on December 5th 2016!
     
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    Was it a good phonecall?
     
  16. Need2

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    Haven't phoned back yet Baz, must be an ok call otherwise why would they ring. Normally the dreaded thanks but no thanks is an email.
    Will call her later to find out and decline as i'm already training at another toc.
     
  17. Johnny Depot

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    Well done for securing another position. How far along did you go with SWR? Just the initial application or did you go to assessments?
     
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    Just the initial application (was SWT trains then!) but I had already passed the assesments and mmi with another toc.
    So to all those waiting for a reply, just look at my case. It took just over a year. (I had forgotten that I actualy applied!)
     
  19. Johnny Depot

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    Good for you for moving on - you snooze you "loose" ;) (your sig).
     
  20. Need2

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    So if you pass everything with another toc then you don’t need to to do the assessments. I passed but failed my interview so now I’m still waiting to see if my application with swr goes through
     
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    December course for waterloo has already started. 4 names on it.

    Next course is mid January.
     
  23. Tan

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    So does that mean people who have still not heard anything have still got a chance.
     
  24. HeelBurton

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    If you’ve heard nothing then you are on the list, but I would assume to make the January course you would have completed your assessment stage of recruitment by this point as a minimum.

    The course after January would be Feb/March. So hold out for this, but be patient. As previously stated by many people in this thread, there’s many who apply for one position. So you won’t be instantly told you are being invited to an assessment.

    It’s the waiting game, some wait years, some wait months. It’s highly frustrating, but worth exercising patience. Could always ring recruitment and check the status of your application if you’ve been waiting a long time. The number is towards the beginning of this thread.
     

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