With all the applications going in it would be good to hear all the successes. In particular to post your start date once you have it.
We don't want to compromize forum privacy so no real names unless you really want to, but by posting dates, times, place etc., it maybe you will find another forum member is starting at the same time. Deep Joy!
i called today re: assessment centre results. Was told they had only marked up until the 13th march, so if you done your assessment before then and have not been given the results, call up HR and they will give them to you.
I did mine on the 18th so am hoping they would have marked up to then by the end of this week........ they said they would email me when my results were out, as i applied online.
Obviously I didn't make it clear (enough!). This thread is meant to be for successes only (not interim progress reports or worries). We can't move individual posts, but both the replies so far really belong in this other (old) thread:
Well, this thread does seem sparsely attended, so I thought I'd stick to Phil's ethic and post a success. This is purely a cheek blowing exercise as well - as in, 'phew, thank fek that's over'.
Got through OPT, comfortably in the end, although it was nerve racking, then POTE at EC with NR chucked in. BUT, then came 'C' Stock.... My God, what sadist thought that jaunt up? In the end, it took FOUR 'C' Stock trainers and three extra days to get me and my two colleagues through. Not to mention my wife and every spare waking hour studying the book - reading it at midnight and getting up at five every morning. However, through it I got and I thank the Trainers - no names or pack drill, you know who you are - especially the last one: that boy is GOOD. Now I'm job training, loving it to bits and I have a great I/O - we have a superb relationship which is based on taking turns to frighten the rubbish out of each other!!! I also seemed to have chosen the best depot on the line with the most patient people who do not seem to mind answering the most inane of questions. In saying that, training over at Hammersmith, the H&C T/ops were also very supportive and helpful to three frightened delegates. OK, I have to get back to the line supplement, I know the testing and learning is not finished yet and I have a great deal (x1000) more to learn before the LSM pins the licence to my chest. Thanks to all who have helped me and my classmates so far, and to those of you in the future who may take on my further learning and development, I already love you. Oh, and finally, finally: to those who may be following in my baby steps, my advice is threefold: Study, Study, Study: Good luck.
Well, finally consolidated on Friday gone. On A/L for two weeks then back to the grindstone for D Stock at UPM. The linemeister reckoned Road Test is slated for first week in October - seems such a long way away, but I have a feeling it will rocket towards me. Already know who my Road Trainer is, but I didn't get anyone who patronises this site - I think. Not that it matters, just me being an anorak. Thanks to the Big Man for getting me through Job, i'm proud to be a member of his exclusive club.
The linemeister reckoned Road Test is slated for first week in October - seems such a long way away, but I have a feeling it will rocket towards me.
Heh, I know the feeling on that one - in theory mine ought to be in five weeks time if all goes well on the rest of road training. Whilst I'm actually feeling pretty confident about it already - my last I/O was asking me the sort of questions that will come up and I was doing pretty well with them even without having done LRKT or most of the moves yet - it does seem like it's come round rather quickly. That first day at Ashfield House seems like a distant memory already..
Line Route Knowledge Training - basically going out and hiking moves that you might not get to do ordinarily, learning about controlled areas, learning the requirements for signals to clear... things like that. Basically it's a lot of driving 'theory'.
Line Route Knowledge Training - basically going out and hiking moves that you might not get to do ordinarily.....
Sorry UG, but its not quite as 'exciting' as that. Its a 5 day stretch confined to the training room with non-stop signalling info for every single section of the line being force fed into your head. Its quite intensive, so makes sure you get some good quality shut-eye each night!
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