Hi Chris, sorry for the late reply. Has HCCS / HR told you what the other options may be for you?
In terms of waiting for the next intake, this may be possible, I’ve heard of some people being transferred to the next intake. However, from what I can see this is uncommon, as HR try to place everyone ASAP. PwC are very good with offering flexibilities, but I can’t really provide much else information.
I’d recommend sending 1 more email to HCCS, and asking them if it would be possible for you to contact the HR manager directly.