AnnouncementRolls-Royce want my body! :D
      – Thelevellers, 2009-03-17 at 12:00:37   (10 comments)

On 2009-03-17 at 12:01:31, Thelevellers wrote...
This is making me very happy, and very much more relaxed, as I am no longer paranoid about getting an apprenticeship sorted for next year... WOO!
On 2009-03-17 at 12:53:36, Baslisks wrote...
apprenticeship?
On 2009-03-17 at 13:15:10, Thelevellers wrote...
Basically they give me a job and training for three years, at the end of which I am a trained engineer, though no up to the level of a degree, for a lot of employers it's better as I have real world work experience. In fact my entire first year is gonna be being paid to do a year at college (that's british college, not american college! :P) After the first year I will have one or two days a week at college getting the qualifications while working the rest of the time...
On 2009-03-17 at 14:39:42, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I assume you're going to take it? It sounds like an offer you cannot turn down, given how the economy is going at the moment. It's a good buffer to get you out of the system for a while and hopefully have better opportunities at the end. Will you have enough money to live on in the first year, or have to take on a separate job as well?
On 2009-03-17 at 15:15:56, Baslisks wrote...
@Thelevellers: Whats the difference between American and British colleges?
On 2009-03-17 at 15:40:42, Thelevellers wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: The only doubt in my mind is whether or not to apply for an almost identical posisition in Norway! I think I may just apply for a summer job out there though, as three years in the back end of nowhere in Norway is a bit much to handle alone! I expect I will either be on housing benefit or I'll be getting another job, as the pay in the first year ain't great. But I've done all that before, so I'm not worried :) @Basilisks: Over here college means high school (I think!), that is 16-19 year olds mostly, but you get a lot of adult learners as well (like I will be), and can study up to a foundation degree level. We say university for the next level up... :)
On 2009-03-17 at 16:08:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The majority leave school at 16, but some stay on to do A-levels for 2 more years - and you need A-levels to get into a university. If you stayed on at school you used to be in the 'sixth form' (not sure what it is now that we've switched to the US naming of years). UK colleges are separate from schools and are places where you do A-levels.
On 2009-03-17 at 17:00:39, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, much better description... From what I can tell you still get plenty of '6th form colleges' around... Just like the metric system, we can't do anything new across the board!
On 2009-03-17 at 17:02:06, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Thelevellers: We're still ahead of the North Americans though. ☺
On 2009-03-19 at 06:34:36, BorgClown wrote...
@Thelevellers: Congrats for the opportunity, it must look great on a resume.