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    (Original post by schick_88)
    I'm hoping that they will update at least some today! Though I have a feeling that as it is so close to the end they might just wait until next week to update everyone left instead of two updates.
    Thats what I'm thinking. I'd love an update today. but if i have to wait a week, at least its only another week!
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    I didn't get any emails or texts at all - I had both after getting through the online rounds then nothing since! I'm through for Central Departments but still waiting on Diplomatic Service though so they might not send anything until you've got an answer for all the options you applied to. Good luck everyone, hope you get the answers you want
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    If you read your message before the end of the day, you won't get an e-mail. The system seems to check at the end of the day if you have unread messages or not and if you do send you an e-mail letting you know.
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    Ok so I emailed and called about holidays and start dates.

    Basically, you can put down dates from when you are free on your Departmental Assignment Form. They will then take this, and other factors (preferences, score, background) into account when assigning you a spot.

    Different departments have different starting dates during September and October and different induction processes.

    I was specifically asking about starting mid October to which they replied that while I would definitely get a spot, I would only be assigned to departments which would have posts then. So you wouldn't be assigned to a department that starts in September. Obviously the more popular ones fill up quickly but the connection between that and starting dates is still unclear. It depends basically.

    Anyway, I'm going to rearrange my hols so I'm back end of September instead and won't book anything until/if I get through the DS board.

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    (Original post by shellybean01)
    I didn't get any text or email my application was just updated so I I hadn't checked the website I would still be none the wiser!
    Same. No e-comms unlike for the other 2 stages.
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    (Original post by more tea vicar?)
    Ok so I emailed and called about holidays and start dates.

    Basically, you can put down dates from when you are free on your Departmental Assignment Form. They will then take this, and other factors (preferences, score, background) into account when assigning you a spot.

    Different departments have different starting dates during September and October and different induction processes.

    I was specifically asking about starting mid October to which they replied that while I would definitely get a spot, I would only be assigned to departments which would have posts then. So you wouldn't be assigned to a department that starts in September. Obviously the more popular ones fill up quickly but the connection between that and starting dates is still unclear. It depends basically.

    Anyway, I'm going to rearrange my hols so I'm back end of September instead and won't book anything until/if I get through the DS board.

    Thanks for that, if I do get a job, I plan on taking a big holiday before I start. I somehow doubt it will be easy to get time off once you start, I was actually considering around the same times as you :cool:
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    (Original post by more tea vicar?)
    Anyway, I'm going to rearrange my hols so I'm back end of September instead and won't book anything until/if I get through the DS board.

    Bear it in mind that if you get through to the DS board and then pass that too, you may need to be around for at least a decent length of time before the start date, for security checks.
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    If anyones interested I got 17.76 for my FSAC and was immediately successful for central departments and unsuccessful after some time for DS.

    The report was far more positive than I had expected it to be and weirdly the worst bit was the best. So odd!

    For anyone who is making decisions about central department choices, the options seem to be really vague, areas rather than departments. Culture sport and media department-any idea what area that might be in?
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    (Original post by ellie_flower)
    If anyones interested I got 17.76 for my FSAC and was immediately successful for central departments and unsuccessful after some time for DS.

    The report was far more positive than I had expected it to be and weirdly the worst bit was the best. So odd!

    For anyone who is making decisions about central department choices, the options seem to be really vague, areas rather than departments. Culture sport and media department-any idea what area that might be in?
    Did you get updated today?

    Re the department list, I think there was a list of areas in the 2011 or 2010 thread so you might want to do a quick search.
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    Just found out I was unsuccessful for the Northern Ireland Stream really disappointed.

    Good luck to everyone else
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    (Original post by lm222)
    Bear it in mind that if you get through to the DS board and then pass that too, you may need to be around for at least a decent length of time before the start date, for security checks.
    Yep, I know. But I REALLY want to go to Australia. :cry2:
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    (Original post by richardp2020)
    Thanks for that, if I do get a job, I plan on taking a big holiday before I start. I somehow doubt it will be easy to get time off once you start, I was actually considering around the same times as you :cool:
    It would be really helpful to have a list of departmental starting dates! Anyone fancy giving the faststream a ring and see if we can get such a thing? I would do, except for the fact that they will think I am obsessed over a holiday...
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    (Original post by more tea vicar?)
    Did you get updated today?

    Re the department list, I think there was a list of areas in the 2011 or 2010 thread so you might want to do a quick search.
    But it gives you offers for vague sounding places like 'security and defence', 'social' and 'judical, legal and constitution'. Where could culture and media fall under? Also home office and cabinet office?!

    Cheers
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    When your report is put online, do you get a message in your inbox? Just got a message and too terrified to check in case it's my results; don't want to ruin such a gorgeous sunny day! Though I suppose if it's just my report I'll be able to tell to some extent if I'm going to be unsuccessful or not by the score...
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    (Original post by ellie_flower)
    But it gives you offers for vague sounding places like 'security and defence', 'social' and 'judical, legal and constitution'. Where could culture and media fall under? Also home office and cabinet office?!

    Cheers
    what are the options on the list? (efs dont get a choice apparently, so haven't seen any list yet )
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    Unsuccessful with 16.26. So, so frustrating.
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    Unsuccessful with 15.09. If someone got 17.27 and was successful that's not too bad. And I know what to improve on for next time, if I apply again. Weirdly, my worse performance was in the area I thought I did the best and visa versa for my best!
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    Favourite part of my FSAC report: hearing that I show 'signs of imagination', though these are 'rather limited'. Good to know I'm obviously not a total vegetable...(!)
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    (Original post by comeluckyapril)
    Favourite part of my FSAC report: hearing that I show 'signs of imagination', though these are 'rather limited'. Good to know I'm obviously not a total vegetable...(!)
    Sorry to hear you didn't get through. What stream were you waiting on? You've been waiting ages haven't you? Or am I mistaken?
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    (Original post by F6053721)
    Sorry to hear you didn't get through. What stream were you waiting on? You've been waiting ages haven't you? Or am I mistaken?
    GFS, and I've been waiting about a month. Seems like bloody ages though I know it's no-where near as bad as for some people. I almost wish I'd missed by miles...16.26 is tantalisingly close. If only I had clearer signs of an imagination, eh?!

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