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Jameswilson

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Hey guys I got a email saying I passed my mmi and I’m in a talent pool waiting for a course date but this has been a few weeks now and I haven’t heard anything. The waiting game is making me anxious lol and no one is responding to my emails
 

Quin79

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Yes it’s about that for pre rules - then jumps up after 12 weeks post rules and is 4 weekly pay.
That's only for Southern. Thameslink training pay stays the same until qualified. Then it jumps up and is more than Southern first year drivers pay

Salary progression is as follows for Southern:

Your salary will be £31,382 until you have completed the rules training (about 12 weeks). During this time you will be learning from Monday to Friday 9-5

Once your rules training is complete, your salary will rise to £42,326.

When you finish your training and 225 hours (about 12-15 months) your salary will rise again to £59,084. Whilst you complete your hours, you will be shadowing a DI, completing the hours that they do.

After a year of qualified driving, your salary will increase to £63,294.
 

Vola_c

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That's only for Southern. Thameslink training pay stays the same until qualified. Then it jumps up and is more than Southern first year drivers pay

Salary progression is as follows for Southern:

Your salary will be £31,382 until you have completed the rules training (about 12 weeks). During this time you will be learning from Monday to Friday 9-5

Once your rules training is complete, your salary will rise to £42,326.

When you finish your training and 225 hours (about 12-15 months) your salary will rise again to £59,084. Whilst you complete your hours, you will be shadowing a DI, completing the hours that they do.

After a year of qualified driving, your salary will increase to £63,294.
Almost right, 14 weeks rules. Not 12. Exams every Fri. Big exam week 5, and 14.
 

Driver_wife

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That's only for Southern. Thameslink training pay stays the same until qualified. Then it jumps up and is more than Southern first year drivers pay

Salary progression is as follows for Southern:

Your salary will be £31,382 until you have completed the rules training (about 12 weeks). During this time you will be learning from Monday to Friday 9-5

Once your rules training is complete, your salary will rise to £42,326.

When you finish your training and 225 hours (about 12-15 months) your salary will rise again to £59,084. Whilst you complete your hours, you will be shadowing a DI, completing the hours that they do.

After a year of qualified driving, your salary will increase to £63,294.
Plus sundays :) 17 in a year I believe

Almost right, 14 weeks rules. Not 12. Exams every Fri. Big exam week 5, and 14.
Are you training from home mostly @Vola_c and how are you finding it?
 

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Plus sundays :) 17 in a year I believe


Are you training from home mostly @Vola_c and how are you finding it?
Week 1 was home. Weeks 2, 3 and 4 were at London bridge with the odd day at hornsey where the simulator is. Week 5 at home but only because our trainer is off sick. I live the furthest away from London bridge so it's a 5 hour round trip every day so I'm pretty tired before I start hitting the books but I'm honestly enjoying it. Got our first major exam on Mon (the bank hol threw us out of sync) before front ending for the first time. It's hard but if you put the effort in it's fine and the guys in your class are pretty awesome. Drop me a message if you want to know anything else but basically look forward to an exciting change.
 

Lab

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Four weekly at GN matey.
Oh ok, thats makes it 13 times a year but slightly lesser pay every 28 days as compared to monthly then, to make up for the extra month! Right?

Almost right, 14 weeks rules. Not 12. Exams every Fri. Big exam week 5, and 14.
Big exam... now a few of us are getting scared..
Is this first degree level exams or masters level comparison?
Sorry for my poor comparison? Just wanted to have an idea?
 
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Vola_c

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Oh ok, thats makes it 13 times a year but slightly lesser pay every 28 days as compared to monthly then, to make up for the extra month! Right?


Big exam... now a few of us are getting scared..
Is this first degree level exams or masters level comparison?
Sorry for my poor comparison? Just wanted to have an idea?
Sorry. So every Fri you have an assessment based on your week's learning. Starts off easy then builds up. Weeks 5 and 14 they do big assessments to ensure you've got everything you've been taught so far. I've found it hard initially as I had no railway background but I've put the work in and am doing ok. Now what we are learning seems to be new for everyone, the ex railway staff too so you help each other. They've invested a lot into you to get you this far. If you struggle at any of the assessments they go over stuff afterwards and if they have any concerns you can retake the test. So far no one has had to do any again yet. If you can demonstrate you understand it and have a professional discussion with them, they're happy. It's not easy. I'd be wrong to say it's all easy but if I can do it anyone can and I'm really enjoying it all. Itching to get out and do front ending now. Honestly don't worry and be excited for your first day. You won't regret it.
 

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Sorry. So every Fri you have an assessment based on your week's learning. Starts off easy then builds up. Weeks 5 and 14 they do big assessments to ensure you've got everything you've been taught so far. I've found it hard initially as I had no railway background but I've put the work in and am doing ok. Now what we are learning seems to be new for everyone, the ex railway staff too so you help each other. They've invested a lot into you to get you this far. If you struggle at any of the assessments they go over stuff afterwards and if they have any concerns you can retake the test. So far no one has had to do any again yet. If you can demonstrate you understand it and have a professional discussion with them, they're happy. It's not easy. I'd be wrong to say it's all easy but if I can do it anyone can and I'm really enjoying it all. Itching to get out and do front ending now. Honestly don't worry and be excited for your first day. You won't regret it.
Vola,
Great write up above..This will motivate a fee on here I believe.
Hard work pays off so hopefully I will go in there and do my best , when called!.
Expecting a call anytime..been in the pool 2.5 years!
 

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You'll only get paid sundays once qualified i believe, not while training.
You can do them with your DI as optional.
Week 1 was home. Weeks 2, 3 and 4 were at London bridge with the odd day at hornsey where the simulator is. Week 5 at home but only because our trainer is off sick. I live the furthest away from London bridge so it's a 5 hour round trip every day so I'm pretty tired before I start hitting the books but I'm honestly enjoying it. Got our first major exam on Mon (the bank hol threw us out of sync) before front ending for the first time. It's hard but if you put the effort in it's fine and the guys in your class are pretty awesome. Drop me a message if you want to know anything else but basically look forward to an exciting change.
Ahh well done it will all be worth it :)
 

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Vola,
Great write up above..This will motivate a fee on here I believe.
Hard work pays off so hopefully I will go in there and do my best , when called!.
Expecting a call anytime..been in the pool 2.5 years!
I hope you get that call soon. Hopefully see you on the trains soon

You can do them with your DI as optional.

Ahh well done it will all be worth it :)
Thank you. Hope get your course soon.
 

Class2ldn

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Trainees never used to be able to work Sundays on TL, not been a DI for a while now and we've not had many come through recently so must have changed.
Just be aware southern and TL have different days they swap over shifts, this means on TL its not really possible to do a permanent set of early or late shifts each week without a real headache occurring.
I believe with southern its possible.
Only mentioning as there seems to be a lot of people lately asking to be accommodated on certain shifts and the company won't do it as its not in their interests apparently.
 

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Trainees never used to be able to work Sundays on TL, not been a DI for a while now and we've not had many come through recently so must have changed.
Just be aware southern and TL have different days they swap over shifts, this means on TL its not really possible to do a permanent set of early or late shifts each week without a real headache occurring.
I believe with southern its possible.
Only mentioning as there seems to be a lot of people lately asking to be accommodated on certain shifts and the company won't do it as its not in their interests apparently.
You are correct, You can’t do Sunday’s as a trainee on TL
 

Quin79

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Vola,
Great write up above..This will motivate a fee on here I believe.
Hard work pays off so hopefully I will go in there and do my best , when called!.
Expecting a call anytime..been in the pool 2.5 years!
2.5 years that's a long wait. Hopefully you get your start soon
Twotwo, how long did you wait in the pool for?
Any railway experience? Waiting for Hornsey Cricklewood..Passed MmI November 2018.
Those depots clearly dont come up often eh
 

Twotwo

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Twotwo, how long did you wait in the pool for?
Any railway experience? Waiting for Hornsey Cricklewood..Passed MmI November 2018.

Hey, I waited about a week or so. Got a date for May but couldn't accept it because of my notice period but then after a few weeks got offered a start date for August and I've accepted. Yeah, I'm currently a depot driver elsewhere. Maybe try emailing them?
 

Lab

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Hey, I waited about a week or so. Got a date for May but couldn't accept it because of my notice period but then after a few weeks got offered a start date for August and I've accepted. Yeah, I'm currently a depot driver elsewhere. Maybe try emailing them?
Oh wow, You must fly through the training then! Got zero railway knowledge!
 

Driver_wife

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Trainees never used to be able to work Sundays on TL, not been a DI for a while now and we've not had many come through recently so must have changed.
Just be aware southern and TL have different days they swap over shifts, this means on TL its not really possible to do a permanent set of early or late shifts each week without a real headache occurring.
I believe with southern its possible.
Only mentioning as there seems to be a lot of people lately asking to be accommodated on certain shifts and the company won't do it as its not in their interests apparently.
Yeah not sure about TL but on southern you can as optional- I suppose it’s something I would do as extra money and hours done quicker

Well done! Here’s to a long and successful career!
Thank you! :)
 
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siraning

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That's only for Southern. Thameslink training pay stays the same until qualified. Then it jumps up and is more than Southern first year drivers pay

Salary progression is as follows for Southern:

Your salary will be £31,382 until you have completed the rules training (about 12 weeks). During this time you will be learning from Monday to Friday 9-5

Once your rules training is complete, your salary will rise to £42,326.

When you finish your training and 225 hours (about 12-15 months) your salary will rise again to £59,084. Whilst you complete your hours, you will be shadowing a DI, completing the hours that they do.

After a year of qualified driving, your salary will increase to £63,294.
Do you have any idea for the salary progression for GTR please?
 

Lab

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Hey, I waited about a week or so. Got a date for May but couldn't accept it because of my notice period but then after a few weeks got offered a start date for August and I've accepted. Yeah, I'm currently a depot driver elsewhere. Maybe try emailing them?
Twotwo or anyone who can answer,
Have you done your medicals?
What is the BMI cut off , if there is one?
I was just thinking I always have a higher BMI due to muscle mass I was told by doctor some years back .
Is this checked in the medicals?
 

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