Most of the sections on the application form are relatively straightforward to complete. However, there are a number of very important sections that will need your utmost attention if you are to succeed. Read the following tips and advice that relate to the completion of your application form.
Read Everything First – Become an Australian Train Driver
This applies to both the application form, the accompanying literature (if any) and the TOC website. You will need to understand a little bit about the company first before you can successfully complete the application form. You should also study the job description, person specification and the accompanying recruitment guidance notes.
Use Correct Ink Colour
– Become an Australian Train Driver
Unless you are submitting an on-line application make sure you read any requirements that relate to ink colour or capital letters etc. The TOC Recruitment Office will receive hundreds of applications for every job advertised and the initial sift will look at minor errors such as these. If you cannot follow simple instructions such as the correct ink colour then there is not much chance you’ll be able to operate a train safely. Read everything carefully and follow all of the instructions. If you don’t, you run the risk of having your entire application thrown in the bin!
Complete a Rough Draft First
The first time around you are more than likely to make some mistakes. I advise that you photocopy the application form first (unless you are completing an on-line version) and complete a rough draft first. This will give you the opportunity to practice. Then, once you have finished your application, take a copy of it so that you can refer to it before you attend the interview. The interview panel will most certainly refer to your application form during the Manager interview.