Shunter V/Line Victoria

 
  Damianmrsic Beginner

Hey peoples.

I have been a automotive spray painter for 9 years now. A year ago when work was swell i applied for a trainee train driver postion through v/line but didnt really study or practise to go ahead 100% with the career change i manged to fail the 4th round of the aptitude test online at home.

Fast foward to now ive reapplied to become a shunter with v/line as im ready to make the change 150% into the rail network.

Ive managed to get myself into the 3rd round of this application which now involves me going to v/line head office to complete a 3 hour approx vienna test on skills such as situation awareness, visual tracking, selective attention and logical reasoning via a computer set up.

My question is.

Is there any info/tricks/tips or practise tests that can help better my chances in getting my foot in the door as a shunter as ive had no rail exprience aside from the 3 weeks of back and forth emails trying the aptitude test at home.

Thanks in advance.

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  Rutiger1983 Station Staff

Hey peoples.

I have been a automotive spray painter for 9 years now. A year ago when work was swell i applied for a trainee train driver postion through v/line but didnt really study or practise to go ahead 100% with the career change i manged to fail the 4th round of the aptitude test online at home.

Fast foward to now ive reapplied to become a shunter with v/line as im ready to make the change 150% into the rail network.

Ive managed to get myself into the 3rd round of this application which now involves me going to v/line head office to complete a 3 hour approx vienna test on skills such as situation awareness, visual tracking, selective attention and logical reasoning via a computer set up.

My question is.

Is there any info/tricks/tips or practise tests that can help better my chances in getting my foot in the door as a shunter as ive had no rail exprience aside from the 3 weeks of back and forth emails trying the aptitude test at home.

Thanks in advance.
Damianmrsic
it's been quite some time since your post, how did you go? Did you make the talent pool? If you did, there's a chance you'll be starting soon.

if you did not, don't stress. the key thing is to keep trying. Many of the Shunters at SCS come from off the street. They look for people who are mechanically minded and able to have a go. As with most rail jobs, don't try to sound like a gunzel, however, show you have an interest in the railways and why. As for the online tests, there's plenty of practise ones around, a quick google will sort you out with that. dont try to trick the tests, answer every question truthfully.

best of luck with the future of trying to get in as a shunter, its a good job to get in to
  BFCYU Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney "Sutherland Shire"
If no luck in V/R other big companies like Pacific National** and biggest of all Aurizon** (ex QR National) advertise frequently & externally for various roles inc Ground Crew: eg Shunters, Terminal Operators [with or without forklift or crane tickets] or Truck drivers. Some are "trainee" or no experience required. As The ground crew roles are not so attractive roles that most people go for in the Rail. ie Train Drivers or Trainee Train drivers. [but could be a "foot in the door" if you wish to become trainee train.driver"]  

Some vacancies maybe interstate jobs though if none in Victoria/Melbourne.

Good Luck.

BFCYU (ex Train Crew-diesels and ex Ground Crew-Shunter/Train Wagon examiner)

PS:

** Check their web link pages/vacancies as I cannot put it here.

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