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MA8141

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What’s the sketch with trainees now ? Or any idea what’s happening in the near future ? That’s for trainees already in the business and potential joiners in the future.
 
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craigybagel

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What’s the sketch with trainees now ? Or any idea what’s happening in the near future ? That’s for trainees already in the business and potential joiners in the future.
Trainees who were at classroom stage have been working from home online. Trainees who have completed the classroom stages and were doing or were due to start their handling hours have been furloughed until further notice. At this time it is unknown when they can return to training.
 

MA8141

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Trainees who were at classroom stage have been working from home online. Trainees who have completed the classroom stages and were doing or were due to start their handling hours have been furloughed until further notice. At this time it is unknown when they can return to training.
Perfect stuff. Thanks mate.
 

Manda2194

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Has anyone from Chester heard back. I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying they would be in contact over the next few weeks but I don’t know if they are doing Cardiff first.
 

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Has anyone from Chester heard back. I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying they would be in contact over the next few weeks but I don’t know if they are doing Cardiff first.
Nothing other than we will be in touch in the coming weeks e mail. Two of them have come from Acorn.
Well done to those in for Cardiff who have progressed
Was it a telephone interview and what’s the next stage?
 

TOPCOVER71

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Mine was DMI interview via Skype. Will hear mid June if successful and next stage is the assessment centre. They said that will be taking place in Cardiff but no dates given. Good luck to all
 

Plodster

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Anyone heard anything for Chester? Seems like Acorn are slowly contacting people
A mate has had the unsuccessful mail
Good luck to those still waiting to hear
 

Leavesontrack

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Well I just heard from Acorn, and they never even received my apllication, hence why I didnt hear annything. Despite an aknowledgment email, I never received a quesionaire... and they couldnt find my application, when I chased it up. They were more than appolgetic but still, Im pretty annoyed. This has happend to me twice now, which might be a way of a higher being telling me maybe this is not the career for me.

they did say though I will get to bypass the whole recruitment process next time and go straight to a medical...yeah right....
 

Plodster

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Well I just heard from Acorn, and they never even received my apllication, hence why I didnt hear annything. Despite an aknowledgment email, I never received a quesionaire... and they couldnt find my application, when I chased it up. They were more than appolgetic but still, Im pretty annoyed. This has happend to me twice now, which might be a way of a higher being telling me maybe this is not the career for me.

they did say though I will get to bypass the whole recruitment process next time and go straight to a medical...yeah right....
Oh man you must be gutted.
 

Manda2194

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Well I just heard from Acorn, and they never even received my apllication, hence why I didnt hear annything. Despite an aknowledgment email, I never received a quesionaire... and they couldnt find my application, when I chased it up. They were more than appolgetic but still, Im pretty annoyed. This has happend to me twice now, which might be a way of a higher being telling me maybe this is not the career for me.

they did say though I will get to bypass the whole recruitment process next time and go straight to a medical...yeah right....
So how do they propose that will work then. You do not have to have any psychometric or interviews? Thats a new one!

Strange that TFW seems to be the only ones who have completely transferred the recruitment to a specialist recruitment company. Seems everyone else does it in house.
 

Leavesontrack

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Oh man you must be gutted.
A bit... to say the least..
So how do they propose that will work then. You do not have to have any psychometric or interviews? Thats a new one!

Strange that TFW seems to be the only ones who have completely transferred the recruitment to a specialist recruitment company. Seems everyone else does it in house.
Sorry, it was my way of hiding my anger...they are NOT going to let me skip the whole process. They will personally email to let me know they have received any future applications.. lucky me
 

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A bit... to say the least..


Sorry, it was my way of hiding my anger...they are NOT going to let me skip the whole process. They will personally email to let me know they have received any future applications.. lucky me
Ah that makes more sense. Thought that may just been a way of fobbing you off. Surely if you have the email to prove you submitted it they should be able to dig it out. Thats what the common sense approach would be anyway
 
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Well I just heard from Acorn, and they never even received my apllication, hence why I didnt hear annything. Despite an aknowledgment email, I never received a quesionaire... and they couldnt find my application, when I chased it up. They were more than appolgetic but still, Im pretty annoyed. This has happend to me twice now, which might be a way of a higher being telling me maybe this is not the career for me.

they did say though I will get to bypass the whole recruitment process next time and go straight to a medical...yeah right....
Similar thing happened to me when Arriva Trains Wales run it. Sorry to hear that mate, all the time, effort and prep just to be mugged off...
 

LeonO

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Well I just heard from Acorn, and they never even received my apllication, hence why I didnt hear annything. Despite an aknowledgment email, I never received a quesionaire... and they couldnt find my application, when I chased it up. They were more than appolgetic but still, Im pretty annoyed. This has happend to me twice now, which might be a way of a higher being telling me maybe this is not the career for me.

they did say though I will get to bypass the whole recruitment process next time and go straight to a medical...yeah right....
I got an acknowledgement email from them but no questionnaire... I expect the same thing has happened to me. Not great!!!
 

Freshquick

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I got an acknowledgement email from them but no questionnaire... I expect the same thing has happened to me. Not great!!!
Same here. I received an acknowledgement email on March 21 and nothing since. Pretty abysmal if these applications have been lost or overlooked.
 

TracKtion

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I’ll add my frustration too at applying through Acorn to then getting an acknowledgement email from them and nothing since. Seems many applications potentially have been lost then.
 

Plodster

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To be fair it sounds like they may have been focussing on Cardiff as no one seems to have heard anything who applied for Chester.
I’m in for Chester Had an acknowledgement and then sent links for an application process.
a friend had the same. He has recently received a no thank you e mail from Acorn.
I’ve heard nothing so far.
 

PaulWilf

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I'm a current TfW employee, submitted an application & received confirmation that my application had been received.

I had received no further communication since then from Acorn until, after being ignored 6 times I have at last received confirmation that my application has apparently been 'lost'. Perhaps they lost my 6 previous voicemail messages & emails too.

I can accept missing out on a job if I didn't meet the required standards or if there were more suitable candidates but after all the time & effort I put into the application, I am fuming that my form wasn't even considered.
 

LeonO

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I'm a current TfW employee, submitted an application & received confirmation that my application had been received.

I had received no further communication since then from Acorn until, after being ignored 6 times I have at last received confirmation that my application has apparently been 'lost'. Perhaps they lost my 6 previous voicemail messages & emails too.

I can accept missing out on a job if I didn't meet the required standards or if there were more suitable candidates but after all the time & effort I put into the application, I am fuming that my form wasn't even considered.
Im still waiting on communication from them too after numerous emails. I know what’s coming, but still want that email to confirm.

I really hope TfW are aware of the mess Acorn have made of this application process.
 

ILoveLamp

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I'm a current TfW employee, submitted an application & received confirmation that my application had been received.

I had received no further communication since then from Acorn until, after being ignored 6 times I have at last received confirmation that my application has apparently been 'lost'. Perhaps they lost my 6 previous voicemail messages & emails too.

I can accept missing out on a job if I didn't meet the required standards or if there were more suitable candidates but after all the time & effort I put into the application, I am fuming that my form wasn't even considered.
It seems to be Acorn’s stock answer that they ‘lost’ the application! How can any recruitment company who are dealing with such high numbers of applications be so poor as to LOSE many applications? If this is so, then TfW definitely need to review their use of Acorn. Shocking..
 

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