How do I prepare for a train driver assessment?

How do I prepare for a train driver assessment?

To begin with, let’s take a look at the key areas of selection criteria you will be assessed against during the day:

  2. TIP NUMBER 1: Practice lots of psychometric tests prior to the day.
  3. TIP NUMBER 2: Eat and drink healthily in the 4 weeks leading up to the assessment day.

What is a train driver assessment?

An assessment centre is a place where candidates sit a number of exercises that have been specially designed to. select people who will do well in the job of Train Driver.

How long do train driver assessments last?

5 years
Testing is conducted as per the Railway Industry Standard (RIS-3751-TOM). The standard states that testing has a maximum validity of 5 years. Please note that some operators may choose to shorten the validity period.

How many times can you take the train driver assessment?

While on the road you can take the driving test as many times until you pass. On the Underground you are allowed to take the assessments as many as you can until you pass. However there is a 6 months restrictions between the assessments. Well for safety reason.

How much are train drivers paid UK?

What is a Train Driver Salary in the UK?

Average Train Driver Salaries Per Year
Great Western Railway £51,999 £56,773
Southeastern Railway £50,472 £53,620
London Underground £49,762 £55,711
Arriva Group £51,781 £60,945

What is a driver psychometric assessment?

Psychometric Assessments and interview This consists of a range of assessments that assess your cognitive skills, psychomotor skills (hand coordination) and your behavioural preferences. The aim of the tests is to identify candidates that have the underpinning ability to be a safe train driver.

What does a train driver earn?

The average salary for a Train Driver is £58,795 in London, UK. Salaries estimates are based on 67 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Train Driver employees in London, UK.

How long does trainee train driver application take?

We have a lengthy shortlisting and assessment process which means it can take some time for us to get back to you. As soon as we have assessed your application, we will contact you by email immediately. The time for this varies from 2 weeks up to 4 months.

Is it hard to get a train driver job?

Train Driving is one of the most popular careers available, and every single TOC receives thousands upon thousands of applicants for each and every job opening. With this in mind, the train driver application process is extremely competitive.

Why are train drivers so well paid?

Because they have an immensely militant union, which is not afraid to cripple the entire city for a day or two to try and extract higher wages for their members. Since they’re such critical infrastructure they can hold the city to ransom every couple of years and get more money.

What age do train drivers retire?

The current Train Driver retirement age is between 60 and 65, subject to a medical test to assess if you still meet the minimum requirements.

How long does a Scaat test last?


Type Ability Test
Competency Concentration
Job Roles Bus Driver Conductor Shunters Signaller Station Staff Track Worker Train Driver Tram Driver
Series Safety
Assessor Time Approx. 45 minutes (Timed)

How many attempts do you need to pass the train driver assessment?

Remember, you will only get two attempts to pass the train driver assessment, so make sure you are fully prepared. Whilst it is not uncommon for people to fail the test the first time of trying, it is important that you give yourself every chance of success by trying different forms of assessment before you go to the TOC train assessment day.

What is the train driver Aart test?

The Train Driver AWARENESS AND RECOGNITION TEST (AART) has been designed to allow you to measure your observational abilities and attention to detail. We have created a test to allow you to practice these key skills in order to excel your performance when you take your real assessment.

How many applicants are there for a train driver job?

Unsurprising then, that there are in excess of 400 applicants for every job that is advertised. This makes it even more prevalent for the aspiring trainee train driver applicant to have a thorough knowledge of the assessment day and what they will be expected to do, once there.

What are the new selection criteria for train drivers?

The Rail Industry has determined that the following areas will now form part of the selection criteria for the recruitment of train drivers: ATTENTION: Assessed by way of the Test for Everyday Attention (TEA-OCC) MEMORY & REASONING: A form of selection test that focuses on your ability to train by following rules and procedures (Part 1 and 2)