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    (Original post by London248)
    I got an email today saying my pre employment checks were complete!
    If you don't mind me asking, what is the wording of this email? Have they made you a formal offer in the email, or just told you they've completed the checks? Thank you.
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    'Your pre-employment checks have been satisfactorily completed.

    The vacancy holder will contact you shortly to agree a start date and/or discuss the next steps.'
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    My dbs check came through the post today!
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    Just had an email confirming I have a place on the ICAS pilot! (in Croydon)
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    Hey, could anybody answer the following questions I have?

    1. What are the typical working/study hours per week
    2. What day of the month are salaries paid
    3. Does anybody know any good websites to follow in relation to the profession
    4. Are we considered band T until the end of the training period (4 years) or does that change when we have the salary increase at the midway point?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I can help with two of your points:

    *we will be paid on the last working day of each month

    *trainees remain on band T throughout the 4 years until successful completion of the programme. Although as you say after the first 2 years pay is uplifted roughly equivalent to SEO
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    (Original post by avdb)
    Just had an email confirming I have a place on the ICAS pilot! (in Croydon)
    Same!

    Is anybody on the ICAS pilot interested in doing the dual ITP course, i.e studying for the ITP but also the CA (chartered accountant) qualifications.

    I wonder how much more the fees will be...
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    (Original post by Unemployed)
    Same!

    Is anybody on the ICAS pilot interested in doing the dual ITP course, i.e studying for the ITP but also the CA (chartered accountant) qualifications.

    I wonder how much more the fees will be...
    Might be worth asking about. But then again might be a big ask trying to get that sorted before starting in September, especially with it being a pilot and all...
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    Anybody else out there accepted for Croydon?

    Currently debating the best place to commute in from outside London...
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    (Original post by avdb)
    Anybody else out there accepted for Croydon?

    Currently debating the best place to commute in from outside London...
    East Croydon Station seems to be a commuter station, if you can get there it's only a 5/10min walk to the office.
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    (Original post by avdb)
    Anybody else out there accepted for Croydon?

    Currently debating the best place to commute in from outside London...
    I've accepted ICAS Croydon. I'm commuting from North East London. I'm not looking forward to that.
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    (Original post by Unemployed)
    Same!

    Is anybody on the ICAS pilot interested in doing the dual ITP course, i.e studying for the ITP but also the CA (chartered accountant) qualifications.

    I wonder how much more the fees will be...
    I'd be interested in that. Can't imagine HMRC would give any time or money for it though.
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    (Original post by Dodders992)
    I've accepted ICAS Croydon. I'm commuting from North East London. I'm not looking forward to that.
    I may be commuting from Maidenhead. Not looking forward to that either so perhaps moving is the best option. It's a shame we probably won't have detailed timetable information until we start the course, because it would be nice to know say if we get 1 day per week to study at home, which would make the commute more tolerable
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    Does anyone know what the midway point salary is?

    I know in 2014 band T minimum was £27K and that it didn't increase in 2015.
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    (Original post by avdb)
    I may be commuting from Maidenhead. Not looking forward to that either so perhaps moving is the best option. It's a shame we probably won't have detailed timetable information until we start the course, because it would be nice to know say if we get 1 day per week to study at home, which would make the commute more tolerable
    Yes. A timetable would be useful and dates for the office welcome events!
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    (Original post by Peace :))
    Does anyone know what the midway point salary is?

    I know in 2014 band T minimum was £27K and that it didn't increase in 2015.
    I've heard it's in the region of £32k-33k, but I haven't seen any official details about it.
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    (Original post by Unemployed)
    Same!

    Is anybody on the ICAS pilot interested in doing the dual ITP course, i.e studying for the ITP but also the CA (chartered accountant) qualifications.

    I wonder how much more the fees will be...
    I've been thinking about this, but reckon it's probably more sensible to start on the ITP first to get an idea of workload, and then maybe take additional modules in the future if time and finances permit.
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    (Original post by WelshRedneck)
    Hey, could anybody answer the following questions I have?

    1. What are the typical working/study hours per week
    2. What day of the month are salaries paid
    3. Does anybody know any good websites to follow in relation to the profession
    4. Are we considered band T until the end of the training period (4 years) or does that change when we have the salary increase at the midway point?

    Thanks in advance!
    (Original post by avdb)
    I may be commuting from Maidenhead. Not looking forward to that either so perhaps moving is the best option. It's a shame we probably won't have detailed timetable information until we start the course, because it would be nice to know say if we get 1 day per week to study at home, which would make the commute more tolerable
    I believe it's 27 hours work, 10 hours study per week. I'm not sure though.

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    (Original post by Implication)
    I believe it's 27 hours work, 10 hours study per week. I'm not sure though.

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    Your contracted hours are 37 a week. Most of the time you will have 10 hours a week allocated to self study and one day (7.4 hours) in class, but this can vary and a timetable will give you those details when you start.


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    (Original post by bmalik60)
    I've heard it's in the region of £32k-33k, but I haven't seen any official details about it.
    The mid point is in that range, but it is currently not guaranteed. All recent intakes have been uplifted to the mid point but it is agreed as part of the annual pay deal, so there is a chance they won't do it in future. I don't think the union would at all happy however if a group didn't get an increase at mid point!


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