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    Default Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    Hey people I applied for a job as BT engineer 8 month ago past the CV stage which was 1 then the selection test which was 2 then I sat a mechanical compression test last week and now I have an interview with manager in 2 weeks time but I'm getting a colour blind test I messed about online doing the ishra test how ever you spell it lol, and safe to say I didn't do well I could see some not all will BT use same plates for testing I know it's a SHORT test anybody know?


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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    I wish i could help but I joined BT(GPO as it was then) in 1966 and the colour blindness test then had me doubting blues and greens but I still got in and did 26 years before moving into
    the city to work..
    I wish you luck though and hope all goes well mate

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    Best of luck bud.

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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    it a pity as colour blindness is not something you can counter with practice either :-(

    Theres some good free eye test for most of the smart phones nowadays might be worth downloading one of those and seeing the sort of scores you get?

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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    I applied for an engineers job this week with BT openreach, what does the mechanical compression test consist of?

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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    They put you in a vice and squeeze to see if your head pops . Lol

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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    Quote Originally Posted by lloydi View Post
    I applied for an engineers job this week with BT openreach, what does the mechanical compression test consist of?
    15 questions and you have 10 mins to answer based on gears rotating anti clockwise and wise which is faster a small gear or large ect.... Pictures of angles which is stronger and so on it's pretty easy mate then there is a psychological profile test you need to answer 128 statements about your
    Views and work behaviour same questions repeated like 10 times but different working and you need to remember what you said before lol bit of a headache good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by akimba View Post
    it a pity as colour blindness is not something you can counter with practice either :-(

    Theres some good free eye test for most of the smart phones nowadays might be worth downloading one of those and seeing the sort of scores you get?
    I see spots on all apart from the 1 that colour blind people can see lol I can tell red blue yellow orange pink brown and so on it's just these daft methods of different colour variations of the one colour I struggle


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    Mine is orange and red together.... Stopped me joining BT ages ago and the RAF

    Its like a weird blurring that occurs when they are next to each other, Other wise I can tell what's what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AD View Post
    Mine is orange and red together.... Stopped me joining BT ages ago and the RAF

    Its like a weird blurring that occurs when they are next to each other, Other wise I can tell what's what.
    Ah mate that's pretty crap in gonna go and see what happens lol


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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    Get some 6 wire telephone cable and see if you can identify the pairs (Blue/Orange/Green). Another possible colour test they may do is wiring a 13 amp plug. I just had a look at the job advert, £19k a year for a 40 hour week... looks like the pay's gone down (relative to inflation) and the hours have gone up since I was there.

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    I was told 23 lol that was last year tho , I'm in 20 where I am I might just swerve it lol


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    That's with performance related bonus I believe.

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    Thanks mate


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    I banged in a CV for one of these positions last week, hoping to time it with a redundancy payout from HP,so quite alarmed to see this is going on 8 months. Hoping my HNC in Communications Engineering will help with getting through the CV stage, but the salary is indeed quite alarming...I grossed 40k last year, so the thought of dropping to 22k is not great, despite clearing the mortgage and debts with the dundo payout.

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    Ye mate I'm having second thoughts moving job lol pay is crap! For the hours


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    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    I banged in a CV for one of these positions last week, hoping to time it with a redundancy payout from HP,so quite alarmed to see this is going on 8 months. Hoping my HNC in Communications Engineering will help with getting through the CV stage, but the salary is indeed quite alarming...I grossed 40k last year, so the thought of dropping to 22k is not great, despite clearing the mortgage and debts with the dundo payout.
    I don't have any experience what do ever I've been a team leader in a recycling plant for 5 years worked there 12 and I got to final stage lol


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    Default Re: Stage 4 BT engineer interview

    Well, 22k isn't great, but its a darn site greater than JSA, that's how I look at it.
    After 23 years in an office, I rather like the idea of getting a van and going somewhere different every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tronads View Post
    After 23 years in an office, I rather like the idea of getting a van and going somewhere different every day.
    True, but I bet the novelty would wear off after you are questioned on why you deviated from the designated route as the vans are tracked.

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    Lol maybe my job of sitting in an office on the internet and listening to tunes then doing a quick plant wander round isn't so bad now lol


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