turns out your question isn’t silly at all! I had booked my assessment centre by emailing HR (was having troubles with their booking system) and asked for the next possible date at Bracknell and I didn’t question the reply. But when I turned up there today, I was told that I was actually booked at Leeds. Feel like a complete arse for not having questioned that HR lady in the first place!
Upside is that I have email proof and it was an honest mistake that involved miscommunication on both sides so they rebooked me. Flip side is that I am now booked for March! and fresh out of money from my own pocket!
Was thinking of asking them to reimburse me but then do I really want to come across as a nagging-asking-for-money candidate (who already messed up by not re-confirming the date and location)? I think not.
So after much time, energy, money wasted along with a little loss of face, I am home and about ready to kill myself! Won’t be able to give any info obviously. Instead look forward to your reflections of your D-day. Best of luck. Do read up on the general exercises that take place in any AC. Maybe retail is not that different? I will keep my fingers crossed for you!