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    Ah sounds good. Do you like it? How many other apprentices are with you? I'm in the treasury
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    (Original post by aelishe)
    Hey guys end of the second week and I've found it great so far, I got my first project given to me which is exciting. Just come back from the london induction which was great.
    How did London go? Was it casual enough or formal? Any info on the course yet and how often will we get time off work to do it? Or maybe it's literally 5 days a week work and study in our own time?
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    Anybody who has had the email saying reserves would hear back before the end of September know how many new departments and location jobs there are up for grabs?
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    (Original post by arnie118)
    How did London go? Was it casual enough or formal? Any info on the course yet and how often will we get time off work to do it? Or maybe it's literally 5 days a week work and study in our own time?
    London was great about 230 of us were there. Office clothes to be worn throughout the day then around nine on the evening you get to chill for a bit so take some smart casual clothes. Its very busy and interactive, i came back exhausted but had a great experience. You do find out more info on your courses but its different for each framework. We get half a day study leave a week with one day a month you have to go to a sort of training day. Business administration apprenticeship the course doesnt start until December/January so we can settle into our positions. By the sounds of it we get 1-2 assignments every month to complete. Hope that helps.
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    (Original post by Lauren457)
    Anybody who has had the email saying reserves would hear back before the end of September know how many new departments and location jobs there are up for grabs?
    They spoke about that in London they said they are trying to place about 200 more people by the end of November. Hope that helps.
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    (Original post by emmabarton_1)
    Ah sounds good. Do you like it? How many other apprentices are with you? I'm in the treasury
    I've loved it so far, everyone's been friendly towards me, i am the youngest there though. That i know of I'm the only apprentice to have started so far and one more to come in October. What about you?
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    Ah that's alright then! I haven't started yet but I think there's one more apprentice with me. Do you know if we have any big induction days with other apprentices in different departments? That would be good to meet up with more and get to socialise and meet new people
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    (Original post by Lizzieperlizzie)
    I phoned yesterday to ask for an update and she said that they are starting to work out placements for people on the reserve list. Most postings will be done next week and she told me to phone back towards the end of next week if I still haven't heard anything by then
    hey I'm on the reserve list too, i was just wondering if you had to make quite a few attempts to get through on the phone as i've tried quite a few times today and not been able to, also was nadine able to comment on you personally to confirm you had a post or was she speaking about the reserves generally? thanks
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    I'm just worried that there may not be enough postings availible for everyone in correct locations? Because I'm on reserve too, and rang and they said that they should be in touch with everyone by the end of September
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    (Original post by Lauren457)
    I'm just worried that there may not be enough postings availible for everyone in correct locations?
    Same but from what I can tell they do prefer for you to be close to home- that's what they told me at my interview

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    (Original post by Lauren457)
    I'm just worried that there may not be enough postings availible for everyone in correct locations? Because I'm on reserve too, and rang and they said that they should be in touch with everyone by the end of September
    Did you have to try quite a few times- I still can't get through


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    Hi, I couldn't get through to them by calling either, but I do hope we get offered posts that are close to home.
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    (Original post by Sa-95)
    Hi, I couldn't get through to them by calling either, but I do hope we get offered posts that are close to home.
    Well they definitely said they prefer for you to and someone I know went for a job a year or so ago with the DWP in Sheffield and they said the furthest they'd be prepared to send them would be Doncaster so it's clearly a bit of a policy for them


    I've tried phoning several times today and it just goes to a recorded message saying sorry you couldn't get through try later... I'll probably try a few more times id just really like to know either way now
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    (Original post by hollyr_)
    Well they definitely said they prefer for you to and someone I know went for a job a year or so ago with the DWP in Sheffield and they said the furthest they'd be prepared to send them would be Doncaster so it's clearly a bit of a policy for them


    I've tried phoning several times today and it just goes to a recorded message saying sorry you couldn't get through try later... I'll probably try a few more times id just really like to know either way now
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    That is exactly what the recorded message said when I tried to call, I have no idea what to do. I mean to be fair I haven't contacted anyone throughout this whole recruitment process. But it's getting a bit frustrating now. But if they say by the end of September I guess we'll have to wait a bit more. But someone on this thread has already said they are going to be posting most candidates that are on the reserve list by the end of this week. So I just hope we hear back this week because there is only 3 days of September left next week.
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    (Original post by Sa-95)
    That is exactly what the recorded message said when I tried to call, I have no idea what to do. I mean to be fair I haven't contacted anyone throughout this whole recruitment process. But it's getting a bit frustrating now. But if they say by the end of September I guess we'll have to wait a bit more. But someone on this thread has already said they are going to be posting most candidates that are on the reserve list by the end of this week. So I just hope we hear back this week because there is only 3 days of September left next week.
    Well I sent an email as well and didn't get a reply... I'll tell you if if get through.
    I know I'd really just like to know because it feels like my life is on hold.
    Let's just hope we hear something soon!

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    (Original post by hollyr_)
    Well I sent an email as well and didn't get a reply... I'll tell you if if get through.
    I know I'd really just like to know because it feels like my life is on hold.
    Let's just hope we hear something soon!

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    yeah I sent an email too that was for emergencies only apparently and I did not get a reply. Thank you and keep in touch regarding any updates.
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    (Original post by Sa-95)
    Hi, I couldn't get through to them by calling either, but I do hope we get offered posts that are close to home.
    Where are you all hoping for if you don't mind me asking?
    Since I have been trying recently the line has been dead
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    (Original post by Lauren457)
    Where are you all hoping for if you don't mind me asking?
    Since I have been trying recently the line has been dead
    Sheffield wbu? and oh right maybe they've just shut it off

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    (Original post by Lauren457)
    Where are you all hoping for if you don't mind me asking?
    Since I have been trying recently the line has been dead
    I am hoping for Wolverhampton, haven't heard much about that location though on this thread :/
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    (Original post by Sa-95)
    I am hoping for Wolverhampton, haven't heard much about that location though on this thread :/
    I'm hoping for Leeds or Manchester they told me they can't give anybody any more information than that it will be the end of September before we know
 
 
 
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