To be fair I am sure they have lots of applications, but yes you do often think why would I want to work for a company who can't even get the start of your career right...?
The vacancy adverts quot salary as 'Excellent' or 'Competitive' which is just plain frustrating and surely counter-productive. I
will decide if it is excellent or competitive; and based on this I
will decide if I want to take time out from my busy day to tailor my CV and covering letter and apply (or just take the time to fill in an inflexible on-line application form).