Dont worry too much I assume you took the maths and english tests at the assessment day before you got the job in which case you wont have to do too much till much later in the training. Proof of qualifications are not essential but can help. I dont have mine and im in my mid 40's so getting hold of them could prove troublesome but I have been assured its really not an issue.
scrapped the conference call now mate,hows life on the road treating u?ive just done day 1 again seems ages ago now since we all started this going on here,theyve changed how they do things a bit now,all dor the better,the inductions laid out a bit different as ur allready picked into ur groups that ur going to b working with and also picking up of vans is different and also all ur gear gets sent now to ur house and u dont have to stay sunday nights now,seems theyve learnt over the year on how to tweek things dor the better
We where put in our groups quite early on too but its nice to hear they are tweaking things based on our feedback.
For me I am starting to feel like a proper engineer now still have no clue what Im doing most of the time but there is lots of support and even a coaching on demand thing they are beta testing although I think they got tired of waiting for those of us who were in on the beta test to call and opened it up to more trainee's
Done lots of cab work and I do mean lots and a few provides, not much pole climbing since I've been out on my own but I have done it so and felt so much more comfortable once I had no one waiting for me at the bottom, or telling me what to do. If my back hurts I get down for 5 minutes if im struggling to get results same again take five and back up the pole but as I say most of the time so far I have been fortunate enough to not have to go up too often.
Done an NVQ day that went ok so 9 more of those to go gathering evidence can be tiresome but our NVQ coach seems pretty cool and I think anything we dont have he will help us get on one of the days.
Can you let me know how in depth the driving part is when you get a chance please? I've never driven a van before and i'm pretty nervous for it.
Its simply a case of driving for an hour or so, be aware of speed limit changes there are a lot around yarnfield, be aware of the vans size dont expect it to react like your family car. That said though they drive a lot like a family car these days so just drive it like its a brand new car and your scared you'll scratch it.
Check your mirrors often and tell the instructor you haven't driven a van before they will likely give you more time to settle in but may also give you help should you need it.
Even if you fail and its pretty hard to fail you will get a second chance it just may well be at a later date a guy on our intake failed and hes happily driving around in his own van now it just took a week or two.
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