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    WMT New Driver Training

    If your at Worcester then you should have received your company ID card by then and it will let you through the electronic gates to the employee car park without the need for a pass.
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    WMT New Driver Training

    In general you only get a permit for the depot you will work from. If your DM is sound they might sign off the permit for your local station as well. Parking permits are also notoriously slow to receive and despite filling in a form given to you at the academy you will likely be chasing them for...
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    Becoming a train driver

    Hiya what area do you want advice on bud? Application, OPC tests, the training it’s self, a specific TOC/FOC, the job it’s self? Lots of helpful people on here.
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    Abellio Online Assesment

    As well as your general uniform you also get suit trousers and jacket/blazer so one or two company shirts is a good idea to go with them.
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    Apprentice Train Driver - Crosscountry - Postions- Birmingham, Bournmouth, Edinburgh, Manchester and Plymouth

    But you are correct, patience is very much needed when going through the application process
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    Apprentice Train Driver - Crosscountry - Postions- Birmingham, Bournmouth, Edinburgh, Manchester and Plymouth

    I don’t need them to increase my chances or speed up due to the fact I’m already in a drivers job elsewhere, I just needed the HR contact.
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    Apprentice Train Driver - Crosscountry - Postions- Birmingham, Bournmouth, Edinburgh, Manchester and Plymouth

    Would anyone have the contact email for HR/recruitment please? Cheers
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    Abellio Online Assesment

    Mate we have been told we might not be back this year and there is 2 more courses already running behind us at the academy for Worcester.
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    Abellio Online Assesment

    Might see you around at some point then bud if they ever get us back in.
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    Abellio Online Assesment

    What depot you guys down for?
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    ‘Driver’ isn’t the only job on the railway

    You actually only end up paying an extra 10% in taxes on your earnings that come into the higher tax rate.
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    Abellio Online Assesment

    All your rules training is done at the academy in Birmingham regardless off what depot you will be at
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    Dear Diary....A life of a Trainee Train Driver

    They wouldn't accept A levels or degrees, has to be a GCSE certificate or equivalent, so a previous functional skill pass etc. We couldn’t understand why A levels or degrees weren’t accepted. This was over a year ago when they first brought the apprenticeship in so it could have changed.
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    I’m guessing as they hadn’t pressed the uncouple button it was still electronically coupled so had break release and power through the whole train when they tried to move
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    Anytime I’m having a bad day I’m just going to think of you. Sorry to laugh at your misfortune as it was obviously a really ****ty day But seriously, thanks for sharing as it’s lightened up my day.
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    WMT driver pool 2021

    By the looks of things you’ll be starting before I get called back in lol, DM phoned the other day and reconfirmed that it’ll prob be June before I get back and in the seat.
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    WMT driver pool 2021

    Nice one bud, I new you’d be alright. I’ll be able to pinch a lift to work once your up and running lol.
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    WMT - New Drivers Routes, Signing and Traction

    Sorry I wasn’t being very clear with what I said. I meant in general you won’t be asked to go and cover WMR booked work for a few days somewhere if you’re LNWR or vice versa. As you say there are definitely jobs that have cross over work where you hand the train over to the other half of the...
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    WMT - New Drivers Routes, Signing and Traction

    You work out of your own depot only and sign the routes and traction for your depot. The two different brands don’t cross over. There could well be exceptions to each of these I guess, but I’ve not heard of any.

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