Had the odd email or chat with them, no start date on the horizon. My issue is that I've applied for Gidea park, they are full and no idea when they will be taking on more drivers!
Depending on what depots ppl are applying for will depend on how long they wait unfortunately. The depots on the east e.g. Ilford, Gidea and Shenfield are bursting with drivers, some of which are recently passed out and doing 3 months driving before moving to the depot they applied for. West applicants are likely to start first in my opinion as those depots have spaces.