No worries mate, im in norwich. There pretty helpful. I did my video interview on sunday and got an email tuesday saying i'd get to the assessment stage, got another email a few hours at 20 to 5(was at work so didnt see that one) got home at half 6 and all the dates had been booked. If you get assessment dates book straight away. Just now playing a waiting game for something to come up!
Wow that's crazy! So that's indicative of Openreach sending out emails to more candidates than places at the assessment centres!
Yeah they send you an email with a link with dates, on the email it stats in bold "the assessment events are popular and spaces may be booked on a first come, first served basis."
I've emailed them to see how long i'd be waiting and the response is "The assessment centre dates come to us from the hiring managers depending on the needs of the business at that time. Unfortunately, we wouldnít be able to give you an estimate as to when this will be but as soon as we receive some dates we will be in contact via email." Personally im not too fussed as i thought i had messed up the video interview and didnt expect to get to the assessment stage so will be now a case of constantly checking my email too book myself in.
So heads up for anyone that gets an email for assessment centre make sure you book yourself in straight away( if you see it in time). Im not sure how many dates were available in my area as they were all booked within 2 hours.