Visiting a signal box prior to interview

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  1. S_B_D

    S_B_D New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have found this forum extremely helpful when applying for signaller vacancies and when preparing for the assessment centre, so I want to say a big thank you to you all.

    I have now received an invite to interview fro two signaller vacancies in Halifax and Hebden Bridge.

    Does anybody know how I can get in contact the with the LOM or current signallers of the boxes so i can arrange a visit? I believe this could really improve my chances at interview. I have contacted network rail HR for the contact details but was told they don't provide them as too many people would want to visit.


    Thank You.
     
  2. TomBoyd

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    Not much you can really do beyond that. You could loiter outside the boxes at shift change and chance your arm.
     
  3. Jd12

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    The signallers at both boxes are generally spot on, up till recently I've spent a lot of time working around that area. If I was you I'd just go and knock on and have a chat with the signaller on duty, they're very understanding and usually very welcoming as they spend a lot of time on their own.
     
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    I find biscuits always help with a signaler ;)
     
  5. S_B_D

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    Thank You for the advice guys.

    I will go down to the boxes and see if the on duty signallers are willing to chat to me for a little while. I will make sure to bring plenty of biscuits. :D
     
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    Signallers in boxes like that are usually very welcoming. Just visit them during the day and not at night. Also avoid the peak periods when they're busier
     
  7. TomBoyd

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    A) Biscuits really will help.

    B) If it does get busy, make yourself scarce!
     
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