Hello all. I have read lots of tales of 7 months or even 2 years to get a start date so thought that I would post my own timeline so far.
Initial online application 6th Jan , Assessment day 16th Feb , given start date 23rd of Feb
Due to start 19th of April. I think I have been lucky just because there are vacancies in my home area but thought this might give some encouragement to others waiting like myself.
I am genuinely excited by the opportunity and will give it my best shot.