Why are you so bothered about getting a grant, the money you get every month is enough to see you through the month and you also get a 50 quid food allowance a week if you stay away from home but if you stay at home your still entitled to a 10 quid allowance for your lunch each week. If you are so concerned about getting a grant though you could look into gettin a loan in 2nd year when your studying your HNC as your entitled to one.
just gotten off the phone with the apprenticeship co-ordinator. apparantly, they sort dates for aptitude tests by region. They plan on giving my area (newcastle) their dates within the next 3 weeks or so, but theyre atill doing sctolands now. hopefully this will help anybody who hasn't received a date yet, or maybe thats just me
Aye wallace i work for opito. Im good mates with Chris who is on the ECITB course with you. Im not entitled to a grant, but i am entitled to a loan(obviously has to be paid back) just like anyone else who is taking a HNC.
Dont worry about a loan or grant people, the money you get from the company is enough to see you through the month.
Yes you get to travel home every weekend if you want, but opito only pay for you to travel home 4 times a year, so you will have to fund the travel home yourself for any other times you plan a trip home.
And for the guy asking about wearing a suit i would 100% recommend you wear a suit, this is a proper job your going for and first impressions always count. Everyone who i go to college with atleast wore a shirt and tie with trousers and black polished shoes, many also chose to wear a suit jacket aswell.
90 a week when your at college is good money, and there paying for your accomadation and food, if thats not enough for you then get a part time job. oh and i had my interview today in aberdeen and it went pritty good i think.