TPE trainee drivers

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by jcook84, 18 Nov 2019.

  1. TheRailMan

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    Well done mate. Guess I didn’t get it then haha... always next time, onwards and upwards. Good luck in your assessment day.
     
  2. James71

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    Anyone heard back from Manchester yet?
     
  3. KlaudiaV43

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    I had Manchester as my first choice and heard back yesterday...
     
  4. Nz19

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    Nope I haven't.
     
  5. Rover77

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    Anyone heard from Preston?
     
  6. davye

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    Yeah I emailed them and asked about closer assessment dates but they replied saying they don’t get much advance notice of dates or locations so it’s eother go to Leeds or take a chance of not getting another one, so I’m off to Leeds lol
     
  7. DJD

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    Take it that’s it now then all the candidates have been informed. Can’t see anyone else getting anything if you’ve not already heard. Well done to all those that made it through to the next stage.
     
  8. Runner1708

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    I haven’t heard either way!
     
  9. Runner1708

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    did you get an Assessment then? I’m still waiting to hear. I’m Manchester
     
  10. charles123

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    Anyone who applied for Newcastle heard back yet?
     
  11. KlaudiaV43

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    Yes. :) Leeds, next Wednesday.
     
  12. GuardD

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    There are supposedly assessment dates in December January and February

    Not everyone will get on the 1st date theres only enough room for so many people

    The attitude of "oh well that's that everything is a horrible failure" wobt do you well as a train driver
     
  13. dan4291

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    I applied for Newcastle (first 4 selections and York as my 5th) but not heard back. Will wait and see though, all we can do really!
     
  14. Aristo

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    Newcastle first choice here. Nothing yet
     
  15. Frankfurt

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    I know of someone who has. I wouldn't read much into it, railway recruitment is a funny old game.
     
  16. Runner1708

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    great stuff well done! I don’t think I’ve got through!
     
  17. Runner1708

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    I think it’s natural to think that when other people have heard and it’s such a competitive job to get into! I’m trying to keep positive lol
     
  18. Comfy

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    I applied newcastle. Not heard yet. Ive got 3 applications with different tocs in at the moment so im just sitting tight and hoping one comes off.
    I know someone who actually got a rejection from one toc who then emailed him a few months later asking him to come in for an interview and he got the job. Never say never
     
  19. CreamNCookies

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    These are the stories we need to hear more of!
     
  20. L401CJF

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    I've no idea how the process in selecting people to send invites to works, however it could be something as simple as work through applicants they've chosen in alphabetical order, date of application etc when it comes to sending out invites, as mentioned there are limited spaces available for each session so presumably they'll fill these first then not send any more invites until they can confirm dates for the next sessions and then send invites for the next bunch etc.

    No email doesn't necessarily mean no invite to follow, so fingers crossed for those still waiting.
     
  21. na281093

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    Exactly why I’m not letting myself get down over not getting an email back yet. Even if I am unsuccessful, they would email me back to say so... so for me I’m still looking at it as no news is good news rather than bad news.
     
  22. DRS66421

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    From what you have said can I ask, have you completed the OPC Visual Search Exercise and the OPC Situational Judgement test more than twice? Just curious as others state you can only sit these assessments twice. Many thanks.
     
  23. L-J

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    Hiya Aristo, I applied for Newcastle, I was emailed about 6ish last night inviting me for an assessment next week in Leeds, and as Dunfordbridge mentioned in his last post, it will still be on going until February 2020, maybe they are doing it in groups.
     
  24. JLyons

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    The amount of pessimism in this thread is unbelievable!
     
  25. feaky4

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    Nope first time for this one I think you can do these any amount of times there not part of your 2 lifes
     
  26. GuardD

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    If you haven't got an invite to Leeds for next week the n you're not going to as that date is now full.

    There will be additional dates. And possibly in additional places.

    If your application status is still saying "submitted" then:

    "This means your application is still under review. Due to a very high amount of applications it is taking a long time to process them all"

    The part quoted above is from TPE recruitment team email I got earlier whe I queried it
     
  27. GuardD

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    Also from earlier email:



    "Thank you for your email.
    There may be further dates available for these first stage assessments it will depend on how the first lot of assessments go.

    This wave is all in Leeds however, that does not mean there will not be other opportunities in other places if further dates become available."


    So calm down everyone they haven't even got round to checking all the applications yet.

    If you haven't heard anything you are still in the mix

    Good luck
     
  28. Coopes1710

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    Thanks for the info
     
  29. DRS66421

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    Ok thanks.
     
  30. TeaTrain

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    Hmmm. Do you think we can print out our next stage letter from HR and use it to travel to Leeds or just have to buy a ticket? All the times previously I was told to use it to travel to the assessments/ interview. Its been a few years so maybe changed by now?

    If I have to buy the ticket its no bother. Just thought could save a few pennies!
     

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