You might think that three days sounds like not very much to turn an IT Consultant into a Beak. I guess I'll know whether it's enough in December. In fact, I'll probably not know for sure until January when I actually start helping to dispense justice.
One criticism I'd have of the process is that it's been far from clear what the timetable of events was going to be. For those who apply in future years - this is the way it has worked out for me:-
- Closing date - end November
- February - 1st Interview
- April - 2nd Interview
- June - Pencilled-in
- November - Trainin'
- December - Swearing-in
- January - Thrown in (at the deep end)
42, and still looking to learn - that has to be a good thing.