Huh, I'd honestly consider that a pretty big issue in itself. The last one I mean, I can't comment on any OOC information that may still be hidden from me prior to properly joining, even if I've learned bits and pieces along the way. ^^
edit to contribute something more on topic:
I will note that alchemists having magic is a bit confusing too. Not that it doesn't make sense, just that it's confusing. Alchemy itself is noted to being the study of the elements, but this isn't emphasised much. Might be just a RP thing though, perhaps full alchemists ought to take time to impress this fact upon newer players?
Like, pointing out how alchemy itself only happens when you use fire to mix earth (plants and other ingredients), water, and air (boiling water), involving all the elements together.
However, wand magic in particular feels a bit out of place, because wands seem to have little to do with alchemy. If the spells alchemists used with them changed, that might help a lot, but my other issue here is mechanical.
The scribes learn the building blocks of writing scrolls from day one. Alchemists don't learn any building blocks for wands until they're full alchemists: the set of skills involved are actually completely unrelated.
This could probably be partially resolved by at least letting alchemists learn some of them a bit early, perhaps teach the language skills upfront (though requiring them for advancement would be odd, which only further serves to show how out of place they are), and giving wand components some alchemical properties so alchemists have a chance to work with them early like scribes do.
To be honest, I could see wands separated from alchemists totally. Maybe full alchemists get some transmutation stuff in its place, like converting ingredients, refining potions, changing base metals, etc. perhaps it could involve a making philosopher's stone of some kind, and maybe wands get their own hedgemage guild that serves as a very official "intro to magic" layman's guild for people who wanna be mages but don't want to also be alchemists or scribes.
That's thinking really longterm though. ^^;