After the Virtual Assessment Centre

What are the next steps if I am successful at my Virtual Assessment Centre?

You will be informed by email within 15 working days of attending your Virtual Assessment Centre.

You will receive a provisional offer pending successful completion of pre-employment checks and pending the availability of suitable vacancy locations.

Please ensure you follow further instructions from the recruitment centre regarding your pre-employment checks. Please refer to your invite email for guidance on which documents are acceptable.



Allocations of successful candidates for the forthcoming intake will be undertaken once all Virtual Assessment Centres have been completed. You will be notified of your location in due course. If you accept your location and successfully pass pre-employment checks, you will receive a contract of employment for the forthcoming intake.

You will also be contacted separately by the relevant university regarding which programme length (15 or 21 month) you will be placed on.



PQiP placement locations are determined by business need and if it is not possible to place you at a suitable vacancy location during this intake, you will remain on the merit list for 12 months from the date of your Virtual Assessment Centre.

Your application will be carried forward to the next intake, although a placement in your location cannot be guaranteed.

Currently, intakes are twice a year starting in January and July.