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Standard User MMCMME
(learned) Fri 09-Mar-18 14:14:40
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[re: frazmataz666] [link to this post]
 
Does anyone know if its definitely only a week down Yarnfield this year?

I have an email from the recruitment team telling me Im going for 2 weeks?
Standard User davek19
(learned) Fri 09-Mar-18 14:24:00
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[re: MohammadAli] [link to this post]
 
Whereabouts in Birmingham was the assessment day done?
Standard User MaybeOpenreach
(newbie) Fri 09-Mar-18 16:21:01
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[re: MMCMME] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MMCMME:
Does anyone know if its definitely only a week down Yarnfield this year?

I have an email from the recruitment team telling me Im going for 2 weeks?


I start on the 19th and got a email today saying first week at Yarnfield and during that week we would be told if we would be going to regional training or back to Yarnfield.


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Standard User McGregor66
(newbie) Fri 09-Mar-18 19:09:43
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[re: MMCMME] [link to this post]
 
Itís two weeks in Yarnfield usually.

Thereís a career pathway you have to follow to increase wages. Apprentice, Engineer, Advanced Engineer, Specialist... Or something to that effect. May have got the names wrong. To boost your wage work overtime. Paid at time and a half for Sunday.

As for my typical day, sign on the phone by 6.30am and pick up jobs, have to give 15 mins travel time so leave at 6.45, they can ask you for an hour travel each way, but thatís a bit excessive in my opinion, get stuff from stores for the day, leave for the job and arrive by 8-9am depending how far away. 40min lunch break whenever you want it. Then crack on & try and time to be home by 5.20pm but you can flex early an hour but have to work it back. They donít teach you anything about booking estimates to each job in Yarnfield. Iíd say itís the only think they donít show you enough of itís a swine to learn it, and all the other stuff you have to do like log mileage, build timesheetz & close complete jobs or send them back incomplete etc.

Hope that helps a bit more.
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Fri 09-Mar-18 21:51:22
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[re: McGregor66] [link to this post]
 
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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Standard User chrisbt123
(newbie) Sat 10-Mar-18 21:05:50
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Yeah I've done all I can now - passed video interview. Latest I got was "considering my application against others" for an assessment day. That was 2 weeks ago but nothing since which I understand isn't unusual though smile

Guess it's a waiting game now ..

Cheers laugh

In reply to a post by Jbs89:
It's early on in the year/recruitment cycle, so if you've made a decent case for yourself I'm sure you'll get an invite! Best of luck!


Glad I read this MattJ.. i got my email to say I passed video interview on the 6th march 18 and my application is being considered against others for assessment day. keep checking my emails but nothing yet.. although reading about the chap who applied in feb 17, not holding out much hope lol. any news for you yet fella..
Standard User MattJ88
(newbie) Sun 11-Mar-18 07:31:47
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[re: chrisbt123] [link to this post]
 
Nothing yet. I do know people who failed the video interview though so fingers crossed won't be too much longer. Rather know either way mind!

Best of luck and no doubt be keeping regular eye on here to see who is getting offered dates and when

In reply to a post by chrisbt123:
In reply to a post by MattJ88:
Yeah I've done all I can now - passed video interview. Latest I got was "considering my application against others" for an assessment day. That was 2 weeks ago but nothing since which I understand isn't unusual though smile

Guess it's a waiting game now ..

Cheers laugh

In reply to a post by Jbs89:
It's early on in the year/recruitment cycle, so if you've made a decent case for yourself I'm sure you'll get an invite! Best of luck!


Glad I read this MattJ.. i got my email to say I passed video interview on the 6th march 18 and my application is being considered against others for assessment day. keep checking my emails but nothing yet.. although reading about the chap who applied in feb 17, not holding out much hope lol. any news for you yet fella..
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Sun 11-Mar-18 14:57:49
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[re: MattJ88] [link to this post]
 
A guy I used to work with applied last year passed the vid interview just waiting for an assessment invite. He is not alone on this some of the guys I trained with had applied the year before so while they may make you wait if you fit the bill they donít forget you..

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Standard User lincsboy1979
(committed) Sun 11-Mar-18 16:04:59
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[re: ShavedApe] [link to this post]
 
i applied june 2016 and didnt get original start at yarnfield till may 2017 they just like to get people on list then fit them into posts rather than take exact numbers on at exact time,if ur suitable there may not be a vacancy within an hour of your house but they dont want to lose anyone they regard as a good employee so will wait till a vacancy cones up its why some people are in an exchange miles away as it was a way of still getting you in.How r u anyway shaved ape theres not many of us originals on here from the set up last year
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Sun 11-Mar-18 17:16:52
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[re: lincsboy1979] [link to this post]
 
Yeah doing good mate hope your well and still enjoying it.
I haven't been here for a while but realised if they are recruiting again its likely there will be people asking questions again.

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