Not sure there is such a thing as a typical day at Openreach.
Seems like it really depends on your manager as to the kind of travel time you have to give and if you change your shift pattern.
We were told early on that travel commitment time would be reduced after a few months that never happened for me but guys I trained with did have theirs changed. I still have to give an hour but if the job is 5 mins away I set off 5 mins before of course. Thing is if my commitment time was reduced I wouldnít have to get up so early.
Same goes for shift pattern I did a 4 day week on my buddy period and it was great Iíd like the option of going back to that but Iíve been told I have to wait till I go into a regional team. So my week is Monday to friday 8 till 4:10 with 40 mins unpaid lunch.
The training is ok but there is so much to learn on the job. Log sheets, time sheets, how to enter a fault when closing a job off, how to properly futher a job, ncfís so much more. Some youíll get quickly some not so much.
Itís a very stats driven company even though they claim they have done away with it. Covering your [censored] with good notes and good test results is everything.
Get log books from stores and write every job down and notes to go with it youíll need them at some point.
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