TRAIN DRIVER COURSE – 1-DAY RECRUITMENT TRAINING COURSE

During the course we will cover the entire selection process and help you to develop your skills in line with the qualities you will be assessed against during selection and prepare you to pass! 

If you’re serious about becoming a train driver, let the UK’s leading train driver recruitment publisher and training provider show you what it takes to pass…

THE SELECTION PROCESS

During the course we will cover the selection process and help you to develop your skills in line with qualities you will be assessed against during selection.

Train Driver Selection Stages:

STEP 1 – THE TRAIN DRIVER APPLICATION FORM

During the application form stage of selection you will be asked a series of questions that are designed to see whether or not you have the right qualities and attributes to become a train driver. It is essential that you provide detailed evidence on the application form of your appropriate skills and qualifications.

STEP 2 – PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING/ASSESSMENT CENTRE

Once you have successfully passed the application form stage you will normally be invited to attend an assessment centre where you will have to undertake some or all of the following:

  • Psychometric tests;
  • Group bourdon concentration test;
  • Memory Ability tests;
  • Reasoning Ability;
  • Perception Adaptive Tachistoscopic Traffic Test (ATAVT);
  • Hand coordination 2-HAND;
  • Written Communication Test (WCT);
  • Multimodal Interview (MMI);
  • A fast reaction and co-ordination test;
  • Communication exercises.
  • Numerical Visual Comparison tests

Once you have passed the assessments you will normally be invited to attend two interviews.

PLEASE NOTE: if you fail the psychometric tests twice you will not normally be permitted to apply for the train driver’s position again.

STEP 3 – THE STRUCTURED INTERVIEW AND THE MANAGERS INTERVIEW

These interviews will assess your potential for becoming a train driver with the Train operating Company. The questions are usually based around the key skills such as:

  • Your ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • Your communication skills and team working abilities;
  • How you handle large amounts of complex and technical information;
  • An ability to concentrate for long periods.

Once you have successfully passed both sets of interviews you will be required to undergo a medical. The entire process can take many months and you will need a level of patience and determination if you are to succeed.

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. Understanding the role of a train driver and demonstrating the ‘assessable’ qualities.
  2. Completing the application form correctly in order to ensure success.
  3. Preparing for the psychometric tests.
  4. Preparing for both sets of the interview including the key strategy to creating your own winning answers.
  5. Rail recruitment information and where/how to apply.

Our training is carried out in a relaxed environment where you will get to meet other aspiring train drivers and be coached for a day by a train driver recruitment specialist.

If you want to learn more about the career and what it takes to become a train driver or if you are applying and need help to pass the entire selection process, this course is a must attend.

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Train driver transporting commuters through the snow to London.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

“Absolutely brilliant and it offered me valuable feedback on where I was going wrong as well as handy tips to complete the assessments faster and more accurately. Successfully passed all my assessments at the first attempt a few months later and now waiting on an interview next month.” – S

“I am sure, really worth attending one day course. Dave is very helpful and approachable. At the end I got passed the train driver assessment.” – J

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This 1-day intensive training course is ideal for anyone who wants to ensure that they are fully prepared to pass the selection process. The competition to join any Train Operating Company (TOC) as a train driver or London Underground driver is tough and this course will go a long way to helping you increase your chances of success!

What’s covered?

HOW TO APPLY AND PASS THE SELECTION PROCESS

  • What the role of involves.
  • How to demonstrate the assessable qualities throughout selection.
  • How to complete the application form to ensure success.
  • What the psychometric tests involve.
  • Sample ability tests.
  • Get to try a mechanical comprehension test.
  • Lots of Group-Bourdon testing and an online testing resource to take away.
  • How to be fully prepared for the testing day.

PREPARING TO PASS THE TRAINEE TRAIN DRIVER STRUCTURED AND MANAGER’S INTERVIEWS

  • The difference between both sets of interviews.
  • How to prepare effectively for the interviews to ensure success.
  • The structured interview and how to answer the questions.
  • How to demonstrate previous experience during the interviews.
  • What the manager’s interview involves and how to pass it.
  • Sample interview questions and responses.
  • An interview breakdown/demonstration – get to try interview questions and create winning responses with the formula we teach you.
  • How to answer the train driver interview questions.
  • Useful aids for practising – you will receive sample tests to do on the day and take away!
  • Trainee train driver recruitment details.
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FURTHER TRAIN DRIVER COURSE DETAILS

THE COST OF THE COURSE

The total cost of the course is just £147 plus vat.

Once you have paid for your course you will receive confirmation of your booking and further course details via email.

LOCATION OF THE COURSE

80 Churchill Square Business Centre, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent. ME19 4YU.

You will receive details of the training venue location in your booking confirmation letter.

FREE PARKING – There is ample FREE parking directly adjacent to the training course. You don’t have to pay a penny to park at our training venue.

How2Become Recruitment Training Courses Run at Capital Space

How2Become Recruitment Training Courses are run at Capital Space, Kent

80 Churchill Square, Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4YU

COURSE DURATION

The course will run from 9am until 5pm. Please note, all Sunday courses will commence at 9:30am. Access to the room will be available from 9:15am.

REFRESHMENTS

Teas/Coffees provided. There are shops located within a 10-minute walk of the training venue, or you can bring your own lunch if you prefer.

ACCOMMODATION

Details of the most cost-effective hotels nearest to the training venue will be supplied in your booking confirmation letter.

Course FAQ fact sheet

You can also download a training course Fact Sheet (opens in a new window, 0.8mb)

If your question is not answered then please feel free to contact us at info@how2become.com and we will be more than pleased to help you.

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Passed Trainee Train Driver in the Train’s Cabin

 
 

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