Firstly I would just like to thank all involved with Wikijob- its definately the best kept secret in the graduate application process. Yesterday I recieved an offer off BDO Stoy Hayward for 2009 start.
A message to all those searching- Dont give up! I’ve been applying since July 1st when deloitte first opened their applications. I have continued to generally reach assessment centres with the big four- get excited at the prospect that the job is almost mine and then fail at the last hurdle. Having come away from my BDO AC I felt I had been able to put right all my oprevious mistakes and nerves and really fitted into the role, office and firm. So i know it sounds cheesy but when getting rejections its so imortnant to take them positively. The fact you are using this forum shows your commitment to the proffession and the right firm will turn up for you!
Good luck all, and thanks to everyone who helped me along the way!