Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

OPITO Apprenticeship - Anyone?

Announcements Posted on
Got a question about Student Finance? Ask the experts this week on TSR! 14-09-2014
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by muaythaigal)
    Hi Gavin. In my medical letter, it tells you to take glasses if you wear them.

    Good luck!
    Is that you been accepted onto this years intake pending the medical? When was your interview?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi Mark

    Yes I have been. My interview was on Tuesday 8th May and I heard back on the following Monday. When was/is yours?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Mine was on the 17th of April, still haven't heard back. Tempted to give them a phone tomorrow to see if there's any news. Congrats by the way. What discipline are you going to be doing?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Mine was a few weeks ago. I got told that I wouldn't be hearing back for several weeks. It's just a waiting game now. Wish I new what I was doing tho!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Thanks just had my medical. I am hoping to do Process as I have a background in chemistry, not sure when i'll find out. Good luck all!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by muaythaigal)
    Thanks just had my medical. I am hoping to do Process as I have a background in chemistry, not sure when i'll find out. Good luck all!
    What level do you have chemistry at?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    HND/degree level
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Nice


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    beats my gcse chemistry lol. i think they do like the applications from people with higher education. if you have a btec, NC, HNC etc you have an advantage. a friend of mine only just sat his aptitudes yesterday, seems unfair offering places before all interviews have taken place.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my Galaxy S3
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I have a HNC and haven't heard anything. I am sure there will be people with degrees applying too though.


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Dont forget there are thousands of applications.. slowly but surely this number is whittled down to about 80 or 90 or so. competition is fierce. if i had the time and money i'd invest in a btec or hnc to strengthen my application next year. unfortunately time is not on my side as at 27 im having to resit maths and chemistry gcse just to be eligible to apply. manchester area are sitting aptitudes so there are many interviews to go yet.. there's plenty of time yet

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my Samsung Galaxy S3
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    They either lost my application or it got lost on the way.. she just told me to apply next year when I phoned.

    Is there no other way to get into the industry? How do older people apply for offshore jobs?

    I would accept the crappiest of jobs just to get in there and work hard to hopefully get a better position.. doesnt look like I can even do that now :mad:
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Thanks Buzzer55, I was wondering if I was the only one who's application they clowned up! Maybe the higher ups at OPITO would employ me briefly to do the actuary tables on that someday. Either way keep calm and carry on. Hope u do well in whatever you do
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by usualcat)
    Thanks Buzzer55, I was wondering if I was the only one who's application they clowned up! Maybe the higher ups at OPITO would employ me briefly to do the actuary tables on that someday. Either way keep calm and carry on. Hope u do well in whatever you do
    Thanks, you too.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi, has anyone got their results from the Birmingham test yet?
    • 10 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    OK, i have gotten an apprenticeship with BP, whoo hoo, not through opito though. So, i'm moving to Falkirk and i know no one there, if u guys get ur letters back and hve to move to falkirk/ are looking for a flatmate or if u live in falkirk and don't mind showing me round for the first few weeks PM me
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Nice. Do BP have a appretice scheme? What you gonna b doing?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    BP do apprenticeships but they source their offshore technicians through, guess who, opito/ecitb! so, not sure what damilola is doing. bp have an acetyl plant in saltend, hull. they train craft/process apprentices there but you must live locally as they dont give you digs. check their website, its the only scheme they're showing so perhaps damilola can shed some light??? hull is a far away place from falkirk! bottom line is if you wanna go offshore stick with opito/ecitb because you could be placed on bp assets

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my Galaxy S3
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by damilola)
    OK, i have gotten an apprenticeship with BP, whoo hoo, not through opito though. So, i'm moving to Falkirk and i know no one there, if u guys get ur letters back and hve to move to falkirk/ are looking for a flatmate or if u live in falkirk and don't mind showing me round for the first few weeks PM me
    Congrats! Is this through ecitb?
    • 10 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xperty)
    Nice. Do BP have a appretice scheme? What you gonna b doing?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    I applied to forth valley college for their modern apprenticeships, they sent off my application to bp, 3 weeks and I get a letter from bp! Some of opito apprentices will study at forth valley as well so it's the same thing just different routes oh and I get a year to decide what I want to do.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 3, 2014
New on TSR

Writing your personal statement

Our free PS builder tool makes it easy

Article updates
Useful resources
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.