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Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Tue 20-Mar-18 18:34:11
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Has anybody else on here got May 29th as a start date?

Was originally May 28th but now starting the Tuesday due to bank holiday Monday.

Been told we may have to travel to Yarnfield on the Monday though. Do they still run a full train service on bank holidays or is it more likely we will end up with rental cars?

Cheers!
Standard User Dougie665
(newbie) Wed 21-Mar-18 17:02:29
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Hi MMCMME,
I'm starting 29th May as welll. There is someone else starting on 29th May, but can't remeber his/her tag.
Haven't got any details about any travel arrangements yet.
I expect it will be trains. Still running, but reduced schedule I could have 4 1/2 hour train trip (only 2 1/2 hours in car !!).Travelling from East Yorkshire. Where you travelling from ?

Might have better idea when hear from any guys/gals starting 3 april.

Discord Server a bit livelier, if you interested. Good info and banter.

https://discord.gg/vkkrR8
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Thu 22-Mar-18 07:15:52
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Hi Dougie,

Will be travelling from North Yorkshire/County Durham depending which station they send me to.

Was looking on trains website and looks like a Sunday service.
May end up bumping into you at York station?

Same with me, looks like 4 1/2 hours on the train but its a 3 hour drive....

Will pop on discord when I get 5 smile


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Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Thu 22-Mar-18 17:09:06
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the discord link is invalid or expired

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.
Standard User Dougie665
(newbie) Thu 22-Mar-18 18:13:13
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Apologies,

https://discord.gg/89dgZN

Link only valid for 24 hours
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Thu 22-Mar-18 18:18:10
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Thanks I joined Iíll pop in when I can to help

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.
Standard User Redlenny
(newbie) Fri 30-Mar-18 11:13:45
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Hi,

I start on 18th June. Been offered a job as Fiber Jointer in Infrastructure delivery.

I haven't received any further details with regards to the training. I would be grateful for any advice or information about what to expect over the next couple of months and during the training period.

Many thanks
Standard User woodster70
(newbie) Fri 30-Mar-18 21:07:33
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I start 21st may and am travelling from kent is anyone else travelling from kent as all the people i have read on these forums are from up country not down in my little part of the country lol. i have read some many posts especially from shaved guy who has provided valuable info. I presume each year it seems to change in regard to getting uniform or information on what you are doing on your first day and if you are going to Yarnfield for your first day, it does get confusing lol
Standard User Gallant2018
(newbie) Sat 31-Mar-18 17:33:29
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Got told I'd passed the video interview on Fri 23 Mar.

Just playing the waiting game now. Eager to get the assessment done and dusted.

I know there could still be a long wait after the assessment, but I think I'd be able to chill a bit more knowing that I'd passed.
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Sun 01-Apr-18 14:49:37
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Best of luck guys!

It doesnt matter how long the wait is, it still feels like forever!

Hopefully be worth the wait for you smile
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Mon 02-Apr-18 09:15:39
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[re: Redlenny] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Redlenny:
Hi,

I start on 18th June. Been offered a job as Fiber Jointer in Infrastructure delivery.

I haven't received any further details with regards to the training. I would be grateful for any advice or information about what to expect over the next couple of months and during the training period.

Many thanks

Firstly congrats and secondly its perfectly normal not to hear anything they arent exactly quick with updates etc. The info/emails will come and will definitely pick up in the 2 weeks before your start date. Contract email and tasks will likely be within the next 2 weeks and then its sit back and wait.

In reply to a post by woodster70:
I start 21st may and am travelling from kent is anyone else travelling from kent as all the people i have read on these forums are from up country not down in my little part of the country lol. i have read some many posts especially from shaved guy who has provided valuable info. I presume each year it seems to change in regard to getting uniform or information on what you are doing on your first day and if you are going to Yarnfield for your first day, it does get confusing lol


Congrats and yes they try and tweak it from time to time so some things have changed since I started. The main thing this year appears to be only 1 week at yarnfield for most people and you get some uniform the day you arrive at yarnfield, a pair of trousers, a t shirt and some boots. Then you get the rest in the days after.

If you are interested there is a discord server where lots of new recruits and some existing engineers are chatting.
https://discord.gg/9Ck3Hr

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.

Edited by ShavedApe (Mon 02-Apr-18 09:27:03)

Standard User Sim8190
(newbie) Tue 03-Apr-18 21:53:10
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Is anyone starting on the 9th April? And could someone please send the link again to that discord thing? Thanks
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Wed 04-Apr-18 16:51:57
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The link is in the post above yours

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.
Standard User Sim8190
(newbie) Wed 04-Apr-18 17:08:03
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It says itís invalid pal
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Wed 04-Apr-18 17:13:43
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The links are only valid for a day:

https://discord.gg/Qc46pf
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Wed 04-Apr-18 20:48:09
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The one i posted is supposed to remain valid very odd

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Thu 05-Apr-18 19:19:10
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Mines expired too now haha

Will try the "never expire ticky box"

https://discord.gg/M98srEr
Standard User 1534walla
(newbie) Thu 05-Apr-18 21:06:01
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Has anyone elses discord stopped working?

Can I get a fresh link to try again please?
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Fri 06-Apr-18 17:22:51
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https://discord.gg/M98srEr
Standard User jmoneill
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 18:17:44
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Had my assessment day Thursday just gone. Think it went well just not 100% sure on one of the interviews. Playing the waiting game now, how long did people have to wait for a response and was it via phone or email?
Standard User zDunny
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 19:29:14
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Hi All, new to posting on here but was following this forum exactly 1 year ago when i applied haha, after passing the Situational Strengths Test and Video Interview i then had the ďWe have not forgot about youĒ email for literally 12 Months, crazy ino lol, then a week ago i finally got invited to the asessment centre and had it this wednesday just gone, just heard yesterday 2 days after i have passed and been offered a Jobí im absolutely buzzing, its been a year of waiting in suspenseí been like torture haha just waiting for my Provisonal Job Details now etc, cant wait to get started, congratulations to everyone above who has got on aswell, its not easy from my experience haha smile laugh
Standard User zDunny
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 19:34:03
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Hi, i had my Assessment day Wednesday just gone and i heard back 2 days later on the Friday via Email that i had passed and was being offered a Job, i was told at the assessment that you would get a phone call if you had passed and the email if not, so im not sure if that is quite true because it didnít happen like that for me lol, Good Luck tho youíl find out either way, they said 5 Working days but my result came back in 2 days smile
Standard User jmoneill
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 21:33:44
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Congrats Dunny was your assessment in Birmingham ? hoping i hear back soon.
Standard User Dougie665
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 21:43:57
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Congrats zDunny. Hope you get a start date soon.

jmoniell. Waits a killer mate. Up to 5 working days. If you don't hear from them Call/email. Fingers crossed mate.

You guys might want to join discord server. Link on previous page, posted by MMCMME.

Feed is lot more current, good tips and banter; current applicants, apprentices and engineers.
Standard User zDunny
(newbie) Sun 08-Apr-18 23:58:54
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Thanks Jmoneill and Dougie smile yeah hopefully they will be back in touch as soon as with everything, just got to wait nowí but its a sigh of relief haha. Regarding my assessment no i was at Preston literally live 15mins away so it was easy, im from the North West. Youíl hear back this week for sureí hope itís good news fingers crossed bud, iíl join that discord Dougie, thanks for the heads up mate laugh
Standard User Strom
(newbie) Tue 10-Apr-18 16:59:42
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Hey, I have been accepted in the role ID Connect teams - fibre provision. Does anyone know what exactly that entails? is there sub roles in it?
Standard User MrLloyd
(learned) Thu 12-Apr-18 14:45:15
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Anyone starting the 7th May? Just been given my date.
Standard User Strom
(newbie) Thu 12-Apr-18 16:02:56
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Mines is June, what role you getting Lloyd?
Standard User PortsmouthAndy
(newbie) Sun 22-Apr-18 18:04:46
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Video interview completed friday, so much anticipation this weekend haha
Standard User Jockyrobz91
(newbie) Mon 23-Apr-18 14:17:54
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Hi pal,

Yes Iím startIng in the 7/5/18.

Finish in my current job on Friday! Where are you travelling from? Iím from west wales and havenít heard how Iím getting up to yarnfield yet.

Canít wait to get started. 4 months from applying to starting! Quick compared to a lot in here.
Standard User MrLloyd
(learned) Mon 23-Apr-18 23:23:09
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Hiya mate,

Iím traveling from Oswestry, I was told we will travel on the Sunday and get transferred to Yarnfield from the station. Iíve already finished my job so just chilling and wishing for more sun. Itís taken me 5 months to get to this point so canít wait to start.
Standard User Jockyrobz91
(newbie) Tue 24-Apr-18 21:49:19
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Ah great stuff pal, probably be on the same train, presuming thatís what theyíll chuck me on!

Bet itís nice chilling before hand, looking forward to my week off! Congratulations on getting through, hopefully see each other up there! Wonder if weíre allowed a couple pints in the evening and if thereís a pool table or something !

Safe travels dude!
Standard User ShavedApe
(member) Wed 25-Apr-18 20:21:54
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Yes your allowed a pint in the evening, dont overdo it and nobody will care. Couple of local pubs if your looking to play pool.

Jump on discord guys and find others starting on the same date as well as ask questions and get quicker answers.

https://discord.gg/ddVbZGm

My comments are my own and represent my opinion only not that of any person or company I may have links to.
Standard User MrLloyd
(learned) Thu 26-Apr-18 08:22:36
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Ive heard its happy hours most nights haha, i,m looking forward to it dude.

I have had the travel email so I've sent them my preferred station so hopefully we can bump into each other.

I have joined discord too so if you have we can catch up on there mate.
Standard User MrLloyd
(learned) Thu 26-Apr-18 08:23:34
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Cheers for the link mate, I have just joined...
Standard User kgb87
(newbie) Tue 08-May-18 12:04:27
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Iím due to start on the 29th as well.

Iíve got an issue though, I have failed a CIFAS check for some reason and I have been asked to contact CIFAS to request information they hold about my details.

Anyone else had this issue?
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Tue 08-May-18 16:57:34
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Great stuff, another to add to the 29th list tongue

Not sure about the CIFAS though.

Have you joined the Discord server? Lots of helpfull people on there:
Standard User Taralouise
(newbie) Thu 21-Jun-18 14:01:23
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Hey redlenny, I start on the 2nd of July and my job role is also a fiber jointer . How different is this to a field engineer ?

Hope your training is going well
Standard User TVvisionengineer
(newbie) Fri 06-Jul-18 21:35:24
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Anyone else here still waiting for an assessment day invite?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 06-Jul-18 22:16:04
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Markedly so, youíre role is not customer driven as such. So less direct Ďpressureí.

Clearly little or no customer facing stuff.

Good luck. (Ďfiberí usually spelled fibre on Openreach wink)

Standard User Sotonvegas
(newbie) Thu 12-Jul-18 10:46:45
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Yes waiting patiently....... (or not so patiently ha)

I went through last years thread and read it cover to cover. So much useful info (particularly from the lincs lad - thanks!)

Hopefully they arenít winding down recruitment for the year just yet and we get out invites soon. Very keen!
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Tue 17-Jul-18 18:28:04
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If you have anymore questions, head over to the Discord forum:

https://discordapp.com/invite/M98srEr

Plenty of us on there at various stages of the recruitment process to help you out!
Standard User Gallant2018
(newbie) Thu 02-Aug-18 10:11:26
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In reply to a post by TVvisionengineer:
Anyone else here still waiting for an assessment day invite?


In reply to a post by Sotonvegas:
Yes waiting patiently....... (or not so patiently ha)

I went through last years thread and read it cover to cover. So much useful info (particularly from the lincs lad - thanks!)

Hopefully they arenít winding down recruitment for the year just yet and we get out invites soon. Very keen!


Yup, patiently waiting here.

Getting the monthly 'we haven't forgotten about you, we're running assessments every week throughout 2018' at the moment.

See lots of the 18 plate vans at hotels around my area, so guess they are putting the current recruits through their training before they take on any more.
Standard User WilliamCool
(newbie) Thu 23-Aug-18 13:06:12
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[re: MMCMME] [link to this post]
 
I'll leave you a pizza recipe)

1. For the test: mix 1 tbsp. water (40 ° C), yeast, oil, sugar, salt. Leave in a warm place for 10 minutes. Add the flour. Knead the soft dough.

2. Wash the tomatoes. 3 rub the tomato. The remaining cut into halves.

3. Peel onion, garlic, wash, grind. Fry in oil for 2 minutes, pour in grated tomatoes along with the juice. Salt and pepper. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

4. Wash the Bulgarian pepper, remove the stem and seeds, cut into half rings, fry in oil for 5 minutes.

5. Grate cheese on a large grater.

6. Divide the dough into 2 parts. Roll out a layer of 5 mm, grease with oil, tomato sauce. Spread the pepper and halves of tomatoes, sprinkle with cheese.

7. Bake at 200oC for 8 minutes.

8. Decorate with washed leaves of parsley

Also see this Here!
Standard User Chochy
(newbie) Fri 14-Sep-18 15:24:07
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I wonder if someone can help... assessment next week and feeling a bit nervous about the tests. I read in a thread from last year that they use a site called forskills. Are still the same tests used or have they changed something? Any help much appreciated!
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Sep-18 17:51:21
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I wouldnít fret too much, common sense is THE single most practical skill youíll need.

And, if Iím honest, some of these noobs recently started seem to be lacking even that.

Good luck.

Standard User Meighan67
(newbie) Tue 18-Sep-18 13:45:18
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I've been waiting on an assessment centre date since May - still no sign of one. Based In Central Scotland, anybody heard anything recently?
Standard User Jimbob2993
(newbie) Tue 25-Sep-18 12:50:40
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[re: Meighan67] [link to this post]
 
I had my Assessment day last week and received an email today saying I had been successful!

But unfortunately no vacancies in my area, does anyone know how often they get new vacancies or how long I might have to wait as im eager to get started?

Thanks in advance James
Standard User joneboy36
(newbie) Tue 16-Oct-18 05:59:50
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Hi James.
I'm New to this forum and this is my first post.
Congrats on the offer👍Having gone through the recruitment process ending with the Assessment centre in Swindon last week I got the same e-mail yesterday saying well done you have passed the Assessment day. Unfortunately there are no current vacancies. Bitterly disappointed because there were several jobs with 2 different roles available on the day of the assessment ( we were told this by the course presenter) and having received the e-mail I looked on the openreach website and they are still advertising the role in my area and taking new applications. I am desperate to start. I've offered to work further afield and transfer back when a post becomes available. Have you had any further contact?

Thanks James
John
Standard User DHrs
(newbie) Tue 16-Oct-18 11:07:26
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Hi,

I attended an assessment centre on the 26th September and have a start date of the 5th November, does anyone else have the 5th as a start date?
Standard User 620tok
(newbie) Wed 24-Oct-18 18:40:03
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I was also on the assessment day on the 11th of October and passed but was told there are currently no positions available. Has anyone recently been in the same situation and been given a role after being told there wasn't a position available?
Standard User Jamiesmack
(newbie) Mon 05-Nov-18 08:47:56
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Is anyone able to send me the discord link? The existing ones have expired. Iíve just done my video interview, and now waiting to hear.

How long did you guys have to wait to find out?
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Mon 03-Dec-18 19:29:14
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Hi,

Sorry it took so long!

https://discordapp.com/invite/M98srEr
Standard User WilliemaeDobson
(newbie) Fri 11-Jan-19 10:17:36
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It's okay, this site is also an interesting discussion https://bestlawnmower2017.com/
Standard User Billy96
(newbie) Thu 24-Jan-19 23:08:49
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Have you heard anymore from openreach? I applied at the end of September and send regular emails but no vacancies in Yorkshire
Standard User hewings19
(newbie) Fri 25-Jan-19 19:46:06
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I applied, have been told i have passed my video interview and awaiting an assessment center, do you know the rough waiting time im looking at?
Standard User Billy96
(newbie) Fri 25-Jan-19 20:08:26
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No idea. I got told that the new recruitment campaign would be starting up again in January but havenít heard a peep since. Iím the same, Iíve been waiting about 4 months now but Iíve read some people waited a year! Really want to get on but just seems like itís not going to happen. Not seen any vacancies near me at all. All 100+ miles away
Standard User CoryS
(newbie) Wed 30-Jan-19 14:38:39
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[re: MMCMME] [link to this post]
 
Hi Everyone,

I have received an email advising I am now being considered for an assessment centre, this was a week ago so I am eagerly waiting the next update smile

Just a question for anyone who used this, on openreach website you can see the jobs you have applied for, I applied for the Openreach Trainee Engineer which I can see on the page, however I can also see a new application which is the same Openreach trainee Engineer however it says Tier 2 at the end of it.

Does anyone know what this means please and fingers crossed for anyone waiting for a reply smile

*Edit* - Found my answer in the discord chat *
Thanks
Cory

Edited by CoryS (Wed 30-Jan-19 14:59:23)

Standard User Hothead17
(newbie) Thu 31-Jan-19 08:44:05
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I just checked mine for the tier 2 but found something interesting..

It says application status - attended assessment centre update Nov 2017.. But I've never been invited never mind been there and just got an email at the start of the month saying still looking and am a priority.. I am aware that you have been patiently waiting for a call up to an assessment centre, as you had successfully passed our online and video interview process.
Standard User Matthew2478
(newbie) Fri 01-Feb-19 20:40:49
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Hi guys,
I was picked for an assessment day in Exeter last week, sadly I didnít make the cut. Reading the email I think the tests and practical were good but my interviews let me down. I have mainly office work experience but really want to join Openreach.
I was encouraged to reapply and have done so.
Any hints or tips if I get to the assessment day again??
Matt
Standard User toffygirl
(newbie) Sun 03-Feb-19 11:25:59
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Hi, my husband did the assessment centre in Preston on Tuesday but messed up the English and maths tests. He passed the interview and skills test though. The email said to reapply next year though! Did yours give a time to wait before reapplying? Thanks.
Standard User CT96
(newbie) Wed 06-Feb-19 11:12:04
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I applied back in November and I am still waiting for an assessment date. Have you heard anything back? I applied for the Dumfries and Galloway area
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 10:05:22
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Anyone traveling up to yarnfeild on the 11th of march, im still waiting on travel docs and accommodation, is anyone else in the same boat?

cheers
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 16:49:00
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Did video interview on the 25-1 & havenít had a email to say outcome! Anyone know if it usually takes this long?
Standard User turtleparadise
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 17:07:24
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I did mine on 26th Jan

Had an email on 5th Feb inviting me to assessment centre and another email today (8th) to confirm assessment centre on 1st March in Leeds
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 17:24:06
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Strange that I havenít had email to say?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 19:03:56
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I been waiting over 2 weeks now! Strange.
Standard User Grumpystevieg
(newbie) Fri 08-Feb-19 23:15:27
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Hi ,

I went to Exeter for my Assessment on the 29th Jan, had an email on 1st Feb saying I successfully passed the assessment, and that they are currently waiting for the training dates to be finalised so that they can contact me with a start date.
Thank you for your patience we expect to get our training dates confirmed by early-mid February so will be able to get in touch with you in the next few weeks.has anybody else had this if so have you heard anything yet,

Thanks
Steve

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Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 07:46:58
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I had this, I started my application in November then assessment then start dat in March, I think it all depends on training dates, but well done on getting through it's a long process
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 12:23:15
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Any luck yet ?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 13:06:30
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No, I sent a email last week & had reply saying it takes a couple of days but itís been over 2 weeks! Will email again tomorrow.
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(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 14:03:52
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I did mine last monday ,hoping to find out either way this week .
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 14:34:56
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Good luck.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Sun 10-Feb-19 14:38:55
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Cheers pal
Standard User Billy96
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 13:33:39
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Where abouts are you from? Iím local to Leeds thatís all but have been waiting since November to get to an assessment centre. I never see any vacancies in the north

Cheers, Billy
Standard User E92
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 14:53:49
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Iím the same done my video interview almost 2 weeks ago and still no reply.
Hopefully they will email us once they have assessment centre and dates available.

The wait is horrible haha constantly checking emails. Anyone from Scotland (Glasgow, Ayrshire area) applied ?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 15:06:24
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I am the same keep checking emails every 5 minutes! Itís horrible!
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 15:58:47
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Make sure you check your spam lads, my assessment day was sitting in my spam folder for 2 days lol
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(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 17:02:27
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I would of thought they would of said if we have passed/failed video interview by now.
Standard User turtleparadise
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 17:08:20
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I'm in Newcastle, applied middle of Jan, video interview end of Jan, now the wait for the assessment centre

I guess they've got a boatload of applications so working their way through them
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:05:19
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Have you had any response to say if you have passed the initial online interview?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:22:29
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Had this reply last week. Sent another email today. It
Will be 3 weeks this week!

Thank you for your email! Having checked the system I can see that you have already completed the video interview. We are currently waiting for the relevant team to review it.
Please bear with us, as it can take a couple of days.
Should you have any queries, please turn to us.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:36:31
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I rang them today , apparently could be at least another 2 weeks. What part of the country are you in bito ?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:38:32
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North Wales.
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:45:20
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Another 2 weeks!!! Maybe they are recruiting in big cities at the moment?
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 18:57:42
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Im in suffolk , would just be good to no either way . There always advertising so i dont get the hold up .
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 19:09:22
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Yeah strange taking so long. I will let you know when I have news.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 11-Feb-19 19:38:59
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Cheers mate appreciated and good luck
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Tue 12-Feb-19 17:27:22
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Anyone here anything today ?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Tue 12-Feb-19 17:58:41
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No nothing.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Tue 12-Feb-19 18:16:58
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Rubbish lol
Standard User Phil11
(newbie) Wed 13-Feb-19 19:48:36
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Best of luck everybody.

I only applied on 6th Feb with CV/Qualifications and done the video interview on Feb 8th.

Nothing yet, though I've got no idea how long the job was open for before I applied!
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Wed 13-Feb-19 19:54:26
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What part of the country are you from Phil?
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(newbie) Wed 13-Feb-19 19:56:08
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Hi Leeroy!

Merseyside. I do see Openreach here and there every now and again.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Wed 13-Feb-19 19:58:52
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They seem to be everywhere lol , i did my online interview a week ago still awaiting a response 🤨
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(newbie) Wed 13-Feb-19 20:02:01
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Good luck mate.

I've read they're still trying to sort out the last batch of successful candidates from the last applicants.

Not sure if they've even started on ours!
Standard User wah007
(committed) Wed 13-Feb-19 21:41:37
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I applied on 11 Feb, I got a video interview invite within 2 hours and did it the same day. I'll post back if there's any news. Good luck everyone.

Manchester here.

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Standard User Phil11
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 07:13:46
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I applied on 11 Feb, I got a video interview invite within 2 hours and did it the same day. I'll post back if there's any news. Good luck everyone.

Manchester here.


I'll post back too!

Good luck
Standard User Jason321
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 07:43:25
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I did my video interview a week ago today. Iím pretty sure I messed mine up.. how do you guys think you did?
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 10:11:45
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I think my answers were a little bit to short , not convinced ive done that well but will hopefully get an answer soon . I did my video 9 days ago . Good luck
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(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 11:00:56
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I think mine were too short as well, was kicking myself when it was over. Hopefully weíll all get an answer soon..
Good luck everyone.
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(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 12:43:43
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I think mine were quite direct and probably didnt elaborate enough
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(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 13:04:51
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Guys does anyone know how the training works ? I know it's residential for first week are you then out buddying in you local area? How does it work for the duration of the training ?
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 14:00:03
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Hello Chriz1, ive been told i will be in yarnfeild for 2 weeks, first week being health and safety and the second a mixture between manual handling and company procedures, then 3rd week meeting the team and out with an experienced engineer,

hope thats helpful mate, when do you start?
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(committed) Thu 14-Feb-19 15:33:20
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Yeah, I think I messed mine up too, short answers, but on the last question I answered right to the end of the countdown timer.

Gavorose, how long after the video interview did you get an invite for the assessment?
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 16:23:56
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I done the video interview on a Friday and got a response on the Monday, it was sitting in my Spam folder so only noticed Wed/Thurs, i wouldn't worry too much about the answers in the video as its just to put a face to the application, i stuttered and muddled up most of my words
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(committed) Thu 14-Feb-19 16:41:32
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In reply to a post by Gavorose:
I done the video interview on a Friday and got a response on the Monday, it was sitting in my Spam folder so only noticed Wed/Thurs, i wouldn't worry too much about the answers in the video as its just to put a face to the application, i stuttered and muddled up most of my words


Thanks mate, that does give me some confidence. Hopefully we all get some good news soon.
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(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 18:21:22
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In reply to a post by Gavorose:
i wouldn't worry too much about the answers in the video as its just to put a face to the application, i stuttered and muddled up most of my words


Gives me a bit of hope then, I just donít think I answered the questions with as much detail as I could have. Probably one of the strangest interviews Iíve ever done!
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(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 18:32:44
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I haven't even applied yet but I have in the past and got offered a job, unfortunately at that time I got promoted to a very good job in my current workplace so i dodnt accept. But I'm considering reapplying but just wanted to know how the training works to see of i can do it with childcare etc being away from home. How often do you then go back to Yarnfield?
Standard User Phil11
(newbie) Thu 14-Feb-19 18:40:52
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Good luck everybody.

I done a shedload of research before the video interview and thought I done my video interview rather smoothly with no stuttering.

Where are you located Gavorose?

Phil.
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 08:58:41
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I think all all depends on how well youre taking to the training, ive spoken to a few engineers and it varies through out different roles. i held back from applying as i have 2 children under 2 but they encourage you to go home when possible, weekends or even evenings
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 09:00:34
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Hello Phil,

how far are you in the application?

im in south london, how about you?
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 10:25:40
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Same as me then mate, that's good to know
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 12:14:12
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Hi guys, I attended Exeter assessment centre on 29/01, received email saying I had passed and theyíre awaiting training dates on 1/2/19. Is anyone in the same boat? Have you heard anything.

Thanks
Standard User Dowdy83
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 12:23:39
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Still waiting to hear back after doing video interview
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 12:49:44
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Still waiting to here , waiting is rubbish 😂
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 14:29:52
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3 weeks today I did the video interview still no reply!
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 14:39:00
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Says on there website will get a reply within a week
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 14:41:33
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I know it does, I will be retirement age by the time I find out!
Standard User Jason321
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:08:12
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3 weeks today I did the video interview still no reply!


Iíve only been a week and the waits bad enough!

Anyone contacted them for an update on the number/email address?
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:09:35
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Hello Phil,

how far are you in the application?

im in south london, how about you?


Hi Gav.

I sent my application on Feb 6th with CV/qualifications - Done the video interview on Friday 8th about 5pm. So they may not of seen it until at least Monday 11th. No reply yet.

I'm in Merseyside also.
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:15:17
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Sent email few days ago! No reply!
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:23:08
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In reply to a post by Bitofbanter:
Sent email few days ago! No reply!


It seems they're majorly behind on reviewing the video interviews.

I hope that's the case anyway!
Standard User wah007
(committed) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:33:33
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So once you've passed the assessment and you get a start date for training, do you have to hand in the notice to the current employer before the start date and will they start paying you from the first day of training?
Or do you have to do a couple of weeks training before you find out if you've got the job for definite? (meaning no pay for a while).

Not sure on how this works.

Edited by wah007 (Fri 15-Feb-19 15:36:33)

Standard User turtleparadise
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:43:47
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I was booked in for the assessment centre in Leeds on 1st March, or I was

Hi there

It is with regret the Assessment Centre has had to be amended due to the requirement needs of the business.

We have training locations for certain areas of the country and we need to prioritise roles based on the training location demands.

Please accept my apologies, we will be in touch as soon as we are able to hold another Assessment Centre in your area again to cover your specific location.

Hope to speak to you soon
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:51:11
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In reply to a post by wah007:
So once you've passed the assessment and you get a start date for training, do you have to hand in the notice to the current employer before the start date and will they start paying you from the first day of training?
Or do you have to do a couple of weeks training before you find out if you've got the job for definite? (meaning no pay for a while).

Not sure on how this works.


Hi mate that's a question for Gav I think.

Technically you're employed by Openreach on the first day of training so you should start earning. I'd imagine you have to hand your notice in to coincide with your start date. Usually the standard is four weeks but it depends on your current employer.

Sorry I couldn't help more.
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(committed) Fri 15-Feb-19 15:54:32
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Thanks for the reply mate. That sounds good.

I'm sorry I didn't realise I was replying to you, I can't see a general reply button for the forum so thought I could click on reply under anyone's name.

I can't believe I've been a member of this Forum since 2006, I've only found this again a few days ago and tried logging in and it worked.

Edited by wah007 (Fri 15-Feb-19 15:56:17)

Standard User baz0927
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 17:23:46
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I did my video interview on the 1st Feb and I haven`t heard from them but on my Application page it was updated on Feb13th with the following " Congratulations! You've passed our initial screening and we're now considering you for assessment centre. We'll be in touch soon to let you know when we can book you in."
So may be worth checking that

Wirral
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 17:41:14
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In reply to a post by baz0927:
I did my video interview on the 1st Feb and I haven`t heard from them but on my Application page it was updated on Feb13th with the following " Congratulations! You've passed our initial screening and we're now considering you for assessment centre. We'll be in touch soon to let you know when we can book you in."
So may be worth checking that

Wirral


Iíve not seen an application page, all my contact has been via email?
Standard User baz0927
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 17:57:27
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Try this link
https://bt.taleo.net/careersection/extop/mysubmissio...
Standard User Phil11
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 18:21:10
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Thanks for the reply mate. That sounds good.

I'm sorry I didn't realise I was replying to you, I can't see a general reply button for the forum so thought I could click on reply under anyone's name.

I can't believe I've been a member of this Forum since 2006, I've only found this again a few days ago and tried logging in and it worked.


No worries mate smile
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 18:22:56
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In reply to a post by baz0927:
I did my video interview on the 1st Feb and I haven`t heard from them but on my Application page it was updated on Feb13th with the following " Congratulations! You've passed our initial screening and we're now considering you for assessment centre. We'll be in touch soon to let you know when we can book you in."
So may be worth checking that

Wirral


Hello mate. Thanks for the reply.

Mine currently says:

Job Status: active (accepting job applications)

Application status: Completed Ė Updated: Feb 8, 2019

Though mine is 7 days after yours. May need more time. smile
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 18:40:14
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Are we talking another few weeks before we here anything?
Standard User Jason321
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 18:51:18
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In reply to a post by baz0927:
Try this link
https://bt.taleo.net/careersection/extop/mysubmissio...


Thanks for the link.. Nothing listed on there for me though.. bit weird! Guess iíll just wait for another e-mail.
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 19:00:20
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Are we talking another few weeks before we here anything?


Quite possibly Leeroy.

What does your status say on the BT Taleo site?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 19:02:57
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Just checked it says application status: completed-updated Feb 7, 2019
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 19:24:00
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Hi phil , when i try and log in it just takes me to action cannot be completed 🤨
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 22:49:21
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(newbie) Fri 15-Feb-19 22:57:15
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Had exactly the same email buddy on the 1/2/19 also had assessment at Exeter on the 29th jan, and still waiting, I phoned yesterday and was told that it can take a while to get dates through, I think itís just a case of be patient.
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(newbie) Sat 16-Feb-19 02:59:12
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Hi phil , when i try and log in it just takes me to action cannot be completed 🤨


Try a different browser mate and see if that works.
Standard User Stevoser
(newbie) Sat 16-Feb-19 10:30:35
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Mines is the same! Done it the 1st updated the 13th with same message. Didn't get an email funnily enough.

Hopefully get assessment day soon.
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(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 08:04:51
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Hi, can anyone please tell me if there is a colour vision test on the assessment day?
Standard User Alehay97
(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 09:47:34
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I had my assessment day on 31/01 in Preston, same as you was told the next day that I passed and they are just waiting for the training dates to be finalised. Itís so frustrating having to wait. Iíve emailed them but didnít get any information on how long itís gonna be.
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(member) Sun 17-Feb-19 09:48:22
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Hi, can anyone please tell me if there is a colour vision test on the assessment day?
I am colour blind and worked for BT for many many years without it affecting my work, that included connecting up 320 pair tie cables so keep that in mind if you are smile
Standard User Danny_H22
(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 11:36:05
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Hey guys, great forum with lots of helpful information. Just a couple quick questions

1) am I right in saying that the fuel card only works at Esso? Because I live nowhere near any esso garages

2) itís advertised as Monday - Sunday but how many weekends a month do you work?

3) I appreciate you canít use the van out of work hours, but what if I want to go right to the gym/shop from work? Would I have to come home and change to the car?

4) can someone explain the wages please. Iíve seen differing amounts. Also, how do you earn the 10% bonus?

Thanks guys
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(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 13:19:00
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Thanks for that, Iíve got the assessment coming up but I read on the website they do a colour test which I wasnít aware of until after applying so hopefully it wonít mean a no if I do fail.
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 13:36:30
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Fingers crossed we might here something this week , good luck all
Standard User Dowdy83
(newbie) Sun 17-Feb-19 15:08:23
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Hope so good luck everyone
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 17:43:08
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I had a update today i was told i will hopefully get a yes or no bye mid march .
Standard User LesT
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 17:48:46
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Hi Everyone! My first post so hopefully done it right smile
Just wondered if there are any other "Mature" engineers applying for Openreach this year?
I have been doing Telecoms stuff for 27 years now with the same company (mostly electrical and engineering setup with a small Comms dept) but always fancied finishing off with a dedicated Telecoms National Like BT
Will be taking a serious pay cut for the privilege but fairly certain it will be worth it.
Any other "oldie" Trainees or am I going to be the black sheep LOL!?
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(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:05:09
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I had a update today i was told i will hopefully get a yes or no bye mid march .


How did you receive the update Leeroy?

Still waiting here but my video interview was 2 days after yours. smile
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:10:48
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I gave them a call phil , they have a serious back log
Standard User Jason321
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:14:18
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Thanks for sharing Leeroy. Iíll stop checking my emails every 10 minutes now haha
Standard User bikerider007
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:19:47
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No you wont be the only Mature engineer... I've done the video question thing just waiting to hear back
I'm in my mid forties so time to have a crisis ..
Standard User LesT
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:31:04
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Thank god for that!
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 18:55:03
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For the video interview or assement?
Standard User Phil11
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 19:03:51
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I gave them a call phil , they have a serious back log


Cheers mate
Standard User Leeroy123
(newbie) Mon 18-Feb-19 20:21:52
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Video interview apparently theres loads still waiting to be marked
Standard User Hurd79
(newbie) Tue 19-Feb-19 12:08:53
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Whatís the number canít find it anywhere, had my video interview on the 24th jan and ainít heard a thing. Only my account says completed
Standard User willmer2019
(newbie) Tue 19-Feb-19 14:22:56
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Hi,
On the 12th of February I applied as a trainee engineer on the Open reach website. I submitted the application form with my details. I then received a video interview the next day and submitted that.

I never had to do a situational test which is stage 2 on the website or submit my CV. I also have no way of logging in a checking my progress like others have said on here.

Is this correct or has there been an error?
Standard User Gavorose
(newbie) Tue 19-Feb-19 14:46:48
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hello mate, You get paid from the first day of employment, hand your notice in once you get a start date,usually 1 months notice, make sure you complete all the checks such as uniform, bank details, criminal record check and photo i.d, then when thats all done you should get travel documents and accommodation but im still awaiting mine.

are you still awaiting a start date?
Standard User wah007
(committed) Tue 19-Feb-19 16:21:29
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Hi mate, thanks a lot for the info. I did my video interview about a week ago so waiting to her back on that. Hopefully should hear something soon. Good luck with your training, I hope it goes well.

Edited by wah007 (Tue 19-Feb-19 16:23:09)

Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Tue 19-Feb-19 18:45:57
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How technical is the job? If you get stuck on a job what happens?
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Tue 19-Feb-19 19:53:14
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Theres a great amount of on job support.
You will be allocated a buddy during training if you need someone to call. Also a training coach. Each team has a senior engineer to call on and theres also a coach on demand number to ring anytime for help.
If the job needs a 2nd pair of hands, you can raise an assist on your jobs app and another engineer will be along to help out.
As you move through training you will also find yourself saving the phone numbers of every engineer you meet. Very handy to build up a network of guys!
You will be working alone but your never alone!
Standard User ESmith
(newbie) Wed 20-Feb-19 05:04:51
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Hi, I have an ongoing application in early stages. If successful I would guess it highly likely training would overlap with a friends wedding which is out of the country. Does anyone know if you have option to take any holiday during the training or is this a definite no? Just wondering as if not wondering if worth carrying on at this stage. Thank you.
Standard User MMCMME
(regular) Wed 20-Feb-19 08:11:51
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They are quite accommodating so if you have any holidays or flights pre-booked, make sure you declare them at assessment with proof and they should either honour them or adjust your start date to suit.
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Wed 20-Feb-19 08:49:50
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How many Saturdays do you have to work? Do you get a van for yourself straight away? What if you go over your time?
Standard User Samm32
(newbie) Wed 20-Feb-19 10:51:31
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I did my video interview on the 22nd January my job application has been updated to complete on the 18th February but I still havenít received an email to let me know if iv been successful or not has anyone else had this problem?
Standard User Bitofbanter
(newbie) Wed 20-Feb-19 10:52:34
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Yes a lot of us on here are waiting! I did my interview on the 25/1!
Standard User Jason321
(newbie) Wed 20-Feb-19 11:10:47
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Hi,
On the 12th of February I applied as a trainee engineer on the Open reach website. I submitted the application form with my details. I then received a video interview the next day and submitted that.

I never had to do a situational test which is stage 2 on the website or submit my CV. I also have no way of logging in a checking my progress like others have said on here.

Is this correct or has there been an error?


Same process for me mate. I can only log into the website mentioned earlier because I applied last year (and failed). It just lists my application from last year on there as ďcompletedĒ. Iím a bit confused too as when I applied before I had to do the full process..
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