London Underground have decided that the internal applications for train driver are not good enough, so they are going to look elsewhere - and recruit externally.
What an insult! If applicants have been failing, it's because the company's application system is at fault! Many of us know from first-(or second-)hand experience that the system weeds out people who would do fine as drivers and then the over-crammed training squeezes out a few more.
Driver is just about the only promotional route left for CSAs, what with the door being closed for SAMF and SS posts. This insult from management shuts another door in our faces too.