When is too soon to contact recruitment? Any advice appreciated.

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by CreamNCookies, 30 May 2019.

  1. CreamNCookies

    CreamNCookies Member

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    Hi all,

    At the start of the month I found out I had passed the assessment stages for a role with Northern. Now they said that they will contact me when a course date has become available, but my application would expire after 9 months :rolleyes:

    Would it be unreasonable to contact recruitment/HR to ask for an update, or does anyone think it would annoy the hell them? Literally just wanting to push send to an email, but am scared I may be more of a nuisance to them :oops:
     
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  3. dctraindriver

    dctraindriver Member

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    Call them. 3 weeks is long enough. And do it regularly too.
     
  4. CreamNCookies

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    And with that I have pushed send.

    If I get no reply, ill drop a call to them.

    Thank you for that nudge haha.
     
  5. Dec_10

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    I’m in the same boat as you pal. I was going to give them a nudge next week. Which depot will be you be starting at?
     
  6. CreamNCookies

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    Based at Newcastle , how about you?

    I sent them an email. Probably won't get a reply for a few days. But hoping for the best... It's just nerve wrecking when you hear people are starting courses or have had medicals and you're just sitting eagerly waiting to hand your notice in. :lol:
     
  7. Dec_10

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    Manchester me.

    I know the feeling!

    Hopefully you hear something in the couple of the days pal! I’ll give them a nudge next week if I don’t hear out myself
     
  8. CreamNCookies

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    If I hear anything, ill be sure to drop a message on here.
     
  9. BPL1992

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    In the same boat as you both, been on hold since the end of March myself :)
     
  10. Gsxr750

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    Hi,
    In my eyes it’s never to soon on the railways. I probably wouldn’t be a train driver today if I hadn’t given them a call for an update. I thought I was down for 2 depots, when I phoned them up I was only down for 1. After the phone call within 3wks I had an interview for the depot I wasn’t down for and got the job, and the other depot haven’t taken a trainee driver on in the last 3yrs.
    So go for it.
     
  11. Dec_10

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    Which depot you waiting for?
     

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