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The DFID one year graduate scheme

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    Has anybody applied to this? Would be interested to know! If not, go and check it out-it looks pretty interesting!
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    I've had my app sitting on my desktop for over a month now, it sounds pretty good
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    Yeah definitely of interest, I still haven't done the application though!
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    (Original post by GdotL)
    Yeah definitely of interest, I still haven't done the application though!
    Did you apply to fast stream as well/ get the app done, it looks amazing!! x
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    I too have had the application saved on my desktop for quite some time now. Incidentally, was anyone here on the ICS scheme sponored by DfID?
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    I have almost finished the application. It's pretty difficult to actually fit the answers to the competency questions within 200 words.
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    (Original post by AP1989)
    I too have had the application saved on my desktop for quite some time now. Incidentally, was anyone here on the ICS scheme sponored by DfID?
    *sponsored
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    (Original post by geetar)
    I have almost finished the application. It's pretty difficult to actually fit the answers to the competency questions within 200 words.
    i really struggled with the 200 word limit. Any idea when we're going to start hearing?
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    (Original post by ellie_flower)
    i really struggled with the 200 word limit. Any idea when we're going to start hearing?
    No idea, I got a confirmation email the other day.
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    DFID?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    DFID?
    Department for International Development.

    You're the leader of the TSR Conservative Party?
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    "TSR Conservatives - Too good for government departments"
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    (Original post by AP1989)
    Department for International Development.

    You're the leader of the TSR Conservative Party?
    We don't abbreviate it, hence why i was unsure.
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    Anyone else applied for this? Submitted my application form today, but haven't had a confirmation email or anything yet.

    Do confirmation emails generally get sent out automatically?
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    (Original post by monthen)
    Anyone else applied for this? Submitted my application form today, but haven't had a confirmation email or anything yet.

    Do confirmation emails generally get sent out automatically?
    Not automatically but they've certainly confirmed my application.
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    OK, thanks. Roughly how long after you submitted it did you get confirmation? I'm slightly concerned as I submitted it yesterday, on time, but have yet to hear from DFID that the application's been received.

    I imagine it's fine, and that they just had a flurry of last-minute applications to deal with, but want to make sure it hasn't been lost in the ether....
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    (Original post by monthen)
    OK, thanks. Roughly how long after you submitted it did you get confirmation? I'm slightly concerned as I submitted it yesterday, on time, but have yet to hear from DFID that the application's been received.

    I imagine it's fine, and that they just had a flurry of last-minute applications to deal with, but want to make sure it hasn't been lost in the ether....
    I got mine two days after submission.
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    when was the deadline? Do you think we'll start to hear things from them soon?
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    The deadline was yesterday at midnight, I think. They did say that they've had 'a large number of applications' (though they all say that), so I suppose it might take a while to hear anything back.

    Was quite a struggle getting some of the responses down to 100/200 words...
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    (Original post by monthen)
    The deadline was yesterday at midnight, I think. They did say that they've had 'a large number of applications' (though they all say that), so I suppose it might take a while to hear anything back.

    Was quite a struggle getting some of the responses down to 100/200 words...
    Well, the first AC is next month so they must be getting back to the first cohort soon I should think.

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