Y2018/122 Driver Blackpool

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by baz962, 28 Apr 2018.

  1. Arrpi87

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    Three months now since I applied. No word at all from Northern regarding any progress, except around a month ago when I received an automated email about starting the sift.

    Sounds like it's not just me, but this really is becoming ridiculous. The position was for a September start, at this rate most of us will probably struggle with working notice periods in our current jobs in time.
     
  2. MostlyHarmless

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    Well its the same for me with the Leeds vacancy. I suspect with all the timetabling troubles at Northern recently there will be delays to all the starting dates
     
  3. Cyclist

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    Also the same with Newcastle
     
  4. Arrpi87

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    Cool. It's reassuring to know that it's across the board.
     
  5. MostlyHarmless

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    Cool.... in a slightly frustrating way!
     
  6. samsung1200

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    GOT AN INTERVIEW for a job
     
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  7. samsung1200

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    Had spoke to HR who had said the invites hadn't been sent out?
     
  8. RollingOn

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    Wow! Is that for the May 18 start or September?
     
  9. samsung1200

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    Sep think the May one has gone to the wall.
     
  10. RollingOn

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    Ah good, I put in for the original advert for September rather than the second advert for May. Not heard anything myself and my application status still says new application submitted. Fingers crossed but if it's not to be I'll try again next time. Good luck with your interview, hope it goes well!
     
  11. RollingOn

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    Has anyone else heard back at all/ got an interview?
     
  12. Jon H

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    Hi, I applied for the 2018/122 September and was told the sift process had started a few months back that it all. After reading your message I have just rang them and they said no further updates at all,lol

    By invites not being sent out yet do you mean that there still is hope I could be awaiting one? lol

    thanks
    Jon
     
  13. Arrpi87

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    I have the same questions as Jon.
     
  14. RollingOn

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    I'm in the same boat as the two of you as well. What does your application status say on the online portal? Still new application submitted?
     
  15. Arrpi87

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    Yeah, just still new application submitted. And no upcoming appointments etc when I click the calendar icon.
     
  16. xtradj

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    What’s annoying about this is when they tell you there is no further update when there clearly is as someone has been offered an interview.
     
  17. Aivilo

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    Imagine being qualified driver looking to move, have passed everything but yet in a talent pool whilst further recruiting is happening and the business are in a pickle staff wise. That's the situation a friend is in and has just been offered a position elsewhere so had to revoke his application.
     
  18. rquincy

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    Got an I/V to at end of this month. Wish I'd have known about this forum in the past , some really useful tips. Good luck guys. RQ
     
  19. rquincy

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    Just an update passed the I/V through to next stage. I did ask about the Y2018/ 118 and was told that that vacancy is no longer being processed due to a change terms and conditions regarding salaries. Hope this helps.
     
  20. RollingOn

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    Well done on getting through and good luck with the assessments. Thanks for that update as well, that's the one I applied for and annoyingly that still says new application submitted even now.
     
  21. Arrpi87

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    I've just checked, mine is still new application submitted.

    I emailed earlier today just for a check up. Last time I heard anything was around 20th June saying sift had started. My email reply from Northern this afternoon says sift is still ongoing.

    Getting mixed signals :lol:
     
  22. norky84

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    I emailed HR today and had this response:

    Thanks for your email

    There is a lot of recruitment going on at the moment and this role is still under consideration. As soon as we have any update we will be in contact to advise either way if you have been successful or unsuccessful.

    Thanks for your patience.



    Many Thanks

    The HR Contact Centre Team
     
  23. norky84

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    I've had a further email inviting me to an interview for this next Thursday in Blackpool. If anyone could offer me any advice I'd massively appreciate it.
     
  24. Jon H

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    Hi norky84,

    Same here mate but Tue 18th. yes advice would be great. Do they ask the same questions in the interview as the initial application ones
     
  25. Jon H

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    Hi all,
    Had my interview Tuesday how long did it take to get a reply and is it email or phone call. Thanks Jon
     
  26. Ikiki

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    My advice would be;

    Research the company, have a couple of different scenarios for each of the points on the help sheet. Have a good understanding of the job, company and role. Try not to be nervous, go in confident and own it!!

    Hope this helps,

    Good luck
     
  27. TraineeTom

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    Hi,

    Has anybody had any response since the interviews they held a couple of weeks ago?

    Thanks,
     
  28. Jon H

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    Hi I’m glad to read this as I was questioning it also as I had my interview a few weeks ago also and not heard anything.

    Thanks
    Jon
     
  29. mr double 77

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    that was what happened to me I was called however , when I called back heard nothing then took job elsewhere very unprofessional on Northern part in my opinion , the call was regarding offering me a position so then why not reply very strange
     
  30. TraineeTom

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    Does anyone know what the start date is for the training course and is there any way to contact them to get an update?
     

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