Applied mid January and seemed to fly through the process up until now. Received an email inviting me to assessment yesterday. Go in work for my night shift and book the date off(which was in a weeks time) and email the HR rep requesting the date. She emails back stating my chosen date is full but there is one the day after, I immediately request that instead and hear nothing in return until late on in the day that they're all full and I can attend a month later instead. Nothing has been particularly hard about the process so far and I'm not worried about the assessment, feel as though I'm going through the motions to secure a job really so it's incredibly frustrating to be given such an unnecessary delay, especially given the emphasis they place on customer service when it seems to have failed me somewhat.
Anyhow I've emailed back stating I'm willing to travel further afield for an assessment if it means getting it wrapped up.
This thread has been a pretty good insight, best of luck to all.