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Tram Operator Interview

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Question 1 of 15
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 2 of 15
Why do you want to operate a tram?
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Saves smashing my car up.
Question 3 of 15
Why do you want a career as a tram operator?
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I believe that I can be an asset to the company with my skills.
Because I think I have the skills to become a good tram driver which will in turn benefit the company and myself.
Question 4 of 15
What have your achievements been to date?
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Passed my car driving instructor exams and bus driving tests.
Working to tight deadlines in high pressure environments and bringing up my kids.
Question 5 of 15
Are you able to cope with stressful situations?
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Take a deep breath and think of a calmer situation.
Yes. I have been in stressful situations in other employment.
Yes. I have spent 14 years in the military followed by 13 years in a busy Operations Centre for a high profile customer. I have learnt to remain calm at all times.
Question 6 of 15
How do you handle your anger?
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Think before I act and try to stay calm.
Count to ten do not become involved in a dispute.
Generally I don't get too angry but when I do I try to think before reacting.
Question 7 of 15
What do you feel is the most important skill a tram operator should possess?
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Knowledge, training, time keeping.
Knowledge of the vehicle and track rules.
Safety, cyustomers.
Safety of my passengers and making sure the timetable is adhered to.
Ability to concentrate and follow rules.
The ability to maintain focus for long durations.
Question 8 of 15
Have you ever operated a commercial passenger vehicle before?
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Yes I have operated pcv on stage carriage work.
No. I have driven a London Underground train (Tube) on the Circle line in simulation though.
Question 9 of 15
What do you know about our company?
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Well I know theres approx. 90,000 passenger traveling on the tram per day.
Question 10 of 15
Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Because I'm hard working honest & reliable.
Asset again, love the city and the service provided by the company.
Question 11 of 15
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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I would like to be in some kind of supervisory or training role.
Question 12 of 15
How do you practice safety on the job?
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Watch someone else do it.
I always look for hazards that may harm the passengers, colleagues or myself.
Calm and focused approach.
Question 13 of 15
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Tram Operator?
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My greatest strength is I can adapt quickly when situations arise quickly and remain calm in stressful situatons.
Staying focused for a long time, even in high pressure situations.
Question 14 of 15
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Communication, head on approach talking to people even if it gets awkward.
Sometimes I keep myself to myself at the work place and to improve it I will try to intereact more my colleagues.
Question 15 of 15
Personally, what is the most difficult part of being a Tram Operator for you?
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I think when there is a technical problem.

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