Potential teachers are unable to apply for training courses because of problems with the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR).
The part of the website for applicants to courses next year is not working.
When graduates attempt to apply they were greeted with the news that “GTTR Apply 2013 is currently offline for essential maintenance.
“We apologise for the inconvenience the on-going technical issues with GTTR Apply 2013 have caused,” it continues.
One applicant said the applications opened on 10 October and, within days, the website had problems.
Another applicant said in a forum: “This is getting ridiculous now, still having problems six days later. Sort it out GTTR!”
The organisation promises that the applications site will work again today.
“We have now identified what we believe were the underlying causes of the performance issues experienced on Tuesday and will be reopening GTTR Apply 2013 on Friday afternoon,” the site reads.
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“Please note, we will not be processing any applications until Tuesday, 23 October to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity. This means that if you have already submitted a 2013 application, or you submit a 2013 application this afternoon, Saturday, Sunday or on Monday, it will be held in our system, until applications are released to training providers at the same time on Tuesday morning.”
The GTTR had not responded to Computer Weekly questions at press time.