Aurizon coal rumour (solid enough to post, but even the senior source involved doesn't know for sure what will happen as a result, or when):
VER packages for drivers may have indeed been overdone in Coal North in Aug/Sept, particularly in view of the subsequently announced contract win. Relevant Coal North depot managers are allegedly pushing for existing trainee classes to get signed off, to clear the decks for new class intakes in a Feb/Mar timeframe.
If true at all, the rumoured timing seems optimistic unless previously-qualified candidates from the semi-aborted Mar 2012 intake are the only ones considered. Don't want to get their hopes up too much, as a brand new candidate round-up is equally possible. But either way, possibly good news for would-be new drivers.
How good is this info? I too am like you, one of the poor sods that did all the testing and interviews early in 2012 to be told 7 months later, sorry the jobs have dissapeared. I have been told that i was in providing I passed the medical, but now I'm back to square one again, very frustrating. Do you know if our appliactions might still be active (kept on file) and therefore are eligible. I know the physc test will expire soon, so fingers crossed they give us a call. Have you spoken to anyone from QRN regarding our situation?? If so, did they suggest anything? If we apply for another job, do we have to go through every step again, including the physc testing?
Sorry for all the questions, maybe someone on this site may be able to answer or help. Thanks in advance.