Trainee Train Drivers - London Marylebone & Aylesbury (21/04/2021)

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Applied., thanks OP.
Hi djack123son, I see you live in Woking and that tends to be close to 1-hour commute (if not more).
Do you think we stand a chance at this distance? Asking because I've also applied with a similar commute (slightly shorter time).

Thanks.
 

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Hi djack123son, I see you live in Woking and that tends to be close to 1-hour commute (if not more).
Do you think we stand a chance at this distance? Asking because I've also applied with a similar commute (slightly shorter time).

Thanks.
I've got an assessment for another London one and just passed DMI with Southampton., different company.. but always worth a go.
 

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I saw this posted alongside so anyone interested should get a move on: "Be quick! The advert will be taken down as soon as we have reached the desired number of applicants..."
 
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Glad I spotted this. Aylesbury is close enough to me - wonder if this also means WMT will be moving forward with their plans, still waiting for a video interview
 

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Any one know if this is mainline driver or just the London- Alyesbury line, or if there’s a difference. Also anyone know how long his ad will be up for?
 

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It’s Mainline and you’ll sign London to Aylesbury both ways, Oxford and Birmingham. There’s a route card thread stickied at the top of the forum.

The ad will be up until they take it down. With train driver vacancies it can literally be a day or two.
 
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I've just applied, not within the time range from the depot, said yes anyway as i currently commute 2 hours anyway and probably would look at relocating, have to see where it goes
 

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is it worth trying if im 20yrs 1month?
apply sir, what's the worst they can do, say no? i have started to just applying to everything that comes up now. I have never known a recruitment process like that of the railway. I am waiting for a dmi with WMT, a medical with CR and now just applied to this one, don't know when or if either of those might email me. They seem to just make things up as they go along.lol
 

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is it worth trying if im 20yrs 1month?

By the time they've interviewed and you've started, I'd say that's a minimum of 2 months. Training is realistically going to take 9 months if it's done quickly and in a timely manner. That's you 21 upon qualifying.

It's not unheard of for people to have passed out just after 21 and been 20 whilst training. Give it a go.

Also, they may be looking to fill more than one course with the same recruitment campaign, so could start you later in the year if thats the case.

Good luck!
 

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I've just applied, not within the time range from the depot, said yes anyway as i currently commute 2 hours anyway and probably would look at relocating, have to see where it goes
They wont take relocations, I applied for a qualified position and they pulled my application as they said they won't take the risk of people not moving unfortunately.
 

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apply sir, what's the worst they can do, say no? i have started to just applying to everything that comes up now. I have never known a recruitment process like that of the railway. I am waiting for a dmi with WMT, a medical with CR and now just applied to this one, don't know when or if either of those might email me. They seem to just make things up as they go along.lol
yeah i tried with GTR on their trainee shunter role recently, i got as far as the assessment centre (spent so long practising) and a week before it was due they rang me up and said ''sorry but we have to withdraw your application'' despite me confirming with them if its okay to apply for under 21s. They had 3 months to tell me. But i will give a go with this one

Thanks

By the time they've interviewed and you've started, I'd say that's a minimum of 2 months. Training is realistically going to take 9 months if it's done quickly and in a timely manner. That's you 21 upon qualifying.

It's not unheard of for people to have passed out just after 21 and been 20 whilst training. Give it a go.

Also, they may be looking to fill more than one course with the same recruitment campaign, so could start you later in the year if thats the case.

Good luck!
will do, thanks!

I'd say go for it why not! The worst is you might be told no, but as Whoosh said above about the timescales you may be spot on come the time. Good Luck 8-)
yeah ill have a chat with them aswell
 
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They wont take relocations, I applied for a qualified position and they pulled my application as they said they won't take the risk of people not moving unfortunately.
I thought that would be the case, oh well, I've applied anyway, worst they can say is no

Anyone just had the request for information email?
 
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My national insurance number along with a few other details was requested this morning. interesting, i assume to see what score you got on the assessments?
 
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My national insurance number along with a few other details was requested this morning. interesting, i assume to see what score you got on the assessments?
I had the same thing, including distance travelled. They seem to be getting on it quite quickly
 

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yeah i tried with GTR on their trainee shunter role recently, i got as far as the assessment centre (spent so long practising) and a week before it was due they rang me up and said ''sorry but we have to withdraw your application'' despite me confirming with them if its okay to apply for under 21s. They had 3 months to tell me. But i will give a go with this one

Thanks


will do, thanks!


yeah ill have a chat with them aswell
Did they advertise for the trainee shunter on the GTR careers website?
 

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