For reasons known best to banks' HR departments, people being hired into operations roles have to wait longer than anyone else before they're accepted.
Research by recruitment firm Joslin Rowe shows the average amount of time between the receipt of a CV and the extension of a job offer has almost doubled, from around 20 to around 40 days over the past 12 months.
Everyone now has to wait a long time, but people in operations have to wait the longest. Speculation suggests that this is because banks are less willing to sign off non-critical hires.
Source: Joslin Rowe