The application process is quite a lengthy one, first online testing, then recruitment centre testing, then interview. Likely to take up to 6 months from application. Actual tests vary by which role you are applying for, but memory tests, logical thinking, and tests of speed of dealing with data are common ones. The process, whilst long winded, is well organised.
Free travel on the SWR network, "priv" rate on the remainder of the UK and some discount on special uk services (sleeper trains etc). After 1 year reduced rate on some international travel.
Free travel within the SWR network ( including IOW)
Reduced rate travel (priv rate) throughout the UK
Reduced rate international travel after 1 year
Enthusiasm and agree to everything asked.
Might be a good idea to tell them that you want to stay for a long time.
Temps go through Adecco agency. You might get an interview at Office ~Angels
So many rumours. One minute everything is great, the next SWR is going to lose its franchise!