Thanks for that, I appreciate it!Hi, so far this has been my journey. Initial application online with Acorn, then received the questionnaire link from Acorn (which I did have to chase up), then a few weeks after invited to a Skype interview. Took around 6 weeks before I heard anything, and told I’d passed the interview and to await a date for assessments.
No mention of a telephone interview at any point.
What depot have you applied for?
I'm going for Chester.
I was expecting a phone interview so now I know, unless Chester does theirs slightly differently of course, that it's straight into the deep end with the DMI.
Can I ask if they were questions along the lines of, "tell me a time when you've delivered excellent customer service?, or a time you've worked under pressure." Using the S.T.A.R format to answer. Or things like, "why do you want to become a train driver?" "Tell me about the company," etc, etc.
Reason I ask is from what I've been told, the DMI was the more in depth, technical interview and the MMI, which took place after the assessments, was a little more relaxed.
This is obviously different than the MMI is said to be normally, where you need to base your answers on the S.T.A.R format and it's a... bit of a grilling let's say.
Sorry for the essay! Ha.