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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.

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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.

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Good pay
Free travel within the SWR network ( including IOW)
Reduced rate travel (priv rate) throughout the UK
Reduced rate international travel after 1 year
Good pension
Share scheme

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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

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So many rumours. One minute everything is great, the next SWR is going to lose its franchise!

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It varies from 6 to 11 hours per day, average 8hrs 24mins.

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If i can adapt to different situations

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Sometimes it could be quite relaxed and calm however, in times of disruption things could become difficult. Each day varied and that what was interesting about the the job.

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