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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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?
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