Questions and Answers about Great Western Railway

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You should be very presentable and look smart preferably with a jacket and tie and no jeans.
You should be looking very presentable as you will be the front face of the company if offered employment.
A nice pair of shoes and your trouser and shirt well ironed.

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Totally unfair. Only recruit people who work in other parts of the railway.

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Look at the company and what they are looking for pick out key words about what they are looking for within the role and have answers ready (examples of times you have done something in this area) be positive

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Filling in a form on arrival and lots of questions about what you had done previously and what you had to give to this position.

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Working hours were the worst. no work life balance. very long hours

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Starting any hour of the day and night. Finishing any hour of day and night. Each day different start and finish. Spare shifts hours can change at shirt notice. Very little work life balance. Saturday s are very regularly worked

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Treat staff fairly. Very clicky environment long hours to much gossiping.. management have favourites

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24 hours, 7 days a week.

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