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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 10:53   #1
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Bt Apprenticeship Interview

After what seems like an age (I applied really early) I have got my interview date set for the BT Apprentiship scheme in scotland.
I am applying to be an Office Based Technician at the Higher Level, and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the BT process.

My letter says I will have the opportunity to talk about my 'Record of Achievement' or a recent project, I left school with 6 Higher Levels and when to University but decided it wasn't for me. I take it that these Highers are my 'Record of Achievement' or should I be looking at work I have been doing for my current employer (o2)?

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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 12:00   #2
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Back in my day, a record of achievement was some fancy red folder we were given to put our exam certificates, examples of work and other gumpf in. They might mean that, if they still exsist.

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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 12:03   #3
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Back in my day, a record of achievement was some fancy red folder
PK!

That is what it is. So looks like you are talking about your Highers and any other formal qualifications you have mate.

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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 14:43   #4
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Back in my day, a record of achievement was some fancy red folder we were given to put our exam certificates, examples of work and other gumpf in. They might mean that, if they still exsist.

PK!

i got given one of them when i left school in 2002 but my brother didn't after finishing in 2004.


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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 18:34   #5
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I'm an ex-BT (now Openreach) apprentice, although I went in for Customer Service Technician (engineer) at the time. The interview I went to was quite good, I was nervous as anything as it was my first big interview with a big company.

The people that interviewed me were really pleasant (When I got the job I found out they were to be my coaches), they ask you the typical stuff, such as "tell me about a time where you used team work skills" and "tell me a situation where you used your problem solving skills" etc. Obviously these sort of questions will be tailored to what role you are going in for.

They'll ask you about the application form you filled in too, i.e. "you said you helped fix peoples PC's, tell me about this" They aren't trying to catch you out, so just try and relax! (easier said than done)

Feel free to ask questions too, take a pen and pad to jot any info down, dress smart and turn up a good 15/20 minutes before.
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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 18:39   #6
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Ha, BT! Get out while you still can!
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Old 2nd Jun 2008, 22:12   #7
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Ha, BT! Get out while you still can!
Helpful.

Thanks to the guys who did reply, pretty much what i expected, I'm basically going to take in a folder of exam certificates, some sample uni projects and some stuff I have been working at in work at the moment. Should be about right

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Old 16th Jun 2008, 11:39   #8
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hi, i applied for this months ago. im trying for and IT apprenticeship with BT in leeds. ive been successful at the initial sift it says and now it says line manager selected. ive been waiting a long time, is this going to become anything or what ?

Heres what i got so far:

Status Date Status Description
17/02/2008 Applicant registration
17/02/2008 Application Partially Complete
01/04/2008 Pending Line of Business review
02/04/2008 Application Submitted
02/04/2008 Initial sift - successful
03/04/2008 Pending Line of Business review
02/05/2008 Line Manager selected

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Old 16th Jun 2008, 19:30   #9
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You'll probably hear in the next couple of weeks, as they normally start the jobs in september (new apprentice intake)
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Old 16th Jun 2008, 20:02   #10
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My ROA (Record of achivement) folders were presented to us on our "prom" night when leaving year 11. Its the place were your CV goes, Exam certificates, Testimonials from teachers, that sort of stuff
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Old 16th Jun 2008, 20:34   #11
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Where did you apply for this, is it still open?

and good luck!

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Old 17th Jun 2008, 14:16   #12
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thanks, though it closed a while back apparantly.

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Old 17th Jun 2008, 15:13   #13
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Ha, BT! Get out while you still can!
odd, everyone I know that has worked for them said they loved it.

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Old 17th Jun 2008, 15:46   #14
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I have also applied for this, at the same stage as Blackhawk...

I applied for edinburgh, meant to be going to a hub day but the hub day for Edinburgh is was meant to be from 13th June - 19th June. Still aint heard anything :/.

Apparently theres alot of people waiting to hear though.
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Old 17th Jun 2008, 15:48   #15
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Im an ex BT apprentice, joined in 2001. The opportunity and salary is pretty good, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

The apprenticeship scheme has greatly been improved compared to when I did it, back then it was a mixed bag.

Funny thing is I am due to leave BT this Friday.
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 21:58   #16
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I have also applied for this, at the same stage as Blackhawk...

I applied for edinburgh, meant to be going to a hub day but the hub day for Edinburgh is was meant to be from 13th June - 19th June. Still aint heard anything :/.

Apparently theres alot of people waiting to hear though.
well i got that email with the dates for the leeds one, and then got a email saying it had retracted that message which said "congrats youve made it out of 10000 applicants" . didnt see the last email till id already told everyone about it

did you get the same email ?

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Old 19th Jun 2008, 07:50   #17
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hi, i applied for this months ago. im trying for and IT apprenticeship with BT in leeds. ive been successful at the initial sift it says and now it says line manager selected. ive been waiting a long time, is this going to become anything or what ?

Heres what i got so far:

Status Date Status Description
17/02/2008 Applicant registration
17/02/2008 Application Partially Complete
01/04/2008 Pending Line of Business review
02/04/2008 Application Submitted
02/04/2008 Initial sift - successful
03/04/2008 Pending Line of Business review
02/05/2008 Line Manager selected
Mines at the same stage as yours, hope I hear something soon although apparently they have a lot of applications this year so I guess its taking them a while to get through them all.
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Old 1st Jul 2008, 09:49   #18
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Well finally got my interview day for this Thursday, little nervious as its the first job I've applied for that I really want. Heres hopeing that the interview goes well.

* Goes off to reaserch company some more and reread application form *
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 21:32   #19
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Hi there mate how did it go?
I got the job, glasgow office based tech higher, great opportunity I rekon!

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Old 25th Jul 2008, 20:22   #20
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still havent heard anything . its been so long now im starting to forget about it.

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