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    (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?
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    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?
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    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?
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    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!
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    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!
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    (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?


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    HND/degree level
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    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.

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


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    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

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    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:
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    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
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    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.
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    Hi, has anyone got their results from the Birmingham test yet?
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    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
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    Nice. Do BP have a appretice scheme? What you gonna b doing?


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    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

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


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    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.
 
 
 
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