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Applying for grad schemes while travelling?

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    Hi, I'm going to finish my masters in September and then apply for grad jobs with accounting firms to start the following September. I want to go travelling in this year but I'm not sure what dates I'd be able to do during the application process.
    I will apply for the Big Four and maybe some others - PwC being my preferred choice. If I filled out my application and did my tests ASAP in September, what dates would I need to hang around for interviews/assessment days? I've heard January from most people but would it just depend on when you applied? Would I be safe booking a trip from September to end of December?
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