I received my contract which just confirmed what the emails said, hours, start date and a 5 day week. I offered 27th Novemeber, however I requested a later start date and from what I understand there is 3 start dates (27/11/23, 2/1/24 & 5/2/24.) I choose to start in the New Year so signed my contract and sent it of, however I haven't heard anything else since before November. I have been asking around though, and what they have told me is my line manager will contact me closer to my start date, and as they are a new department they have a backlog.
So I'm sitting tight, and after Xmas worry about it then. Congrats to everyone else who has been confirmed with a start date 👍