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Adult Apprenticeships with Fords or other businesses seem to require GCSE`s

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Adult_Learner

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Hi, has any adults applied for an apprenticeship and found that they needed their GCSE score? I`ve got a city and guilds level 2 and 3, and I just completed a Foundation year for Mechanical Engineering, and I am having doors closed for the GCSE results I got in 2001, not the overall distinction I just got at Uni. Any ideas or advice on this?
 
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lookingforadvice

Member
Verified Member
That seems so bizarre that nearly 20 years later you are in some way being penalised for your 2001 GCSE results? Have you asked why they seem to be considering these above your Uni qualification?
 
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Adult_Learner

New Member
That seems so bizarre that nearly 20 years later you are in some way being penalised for your 2001 GCSE results? Have you asked why they seem to be considering these above your Uni qualification?
I have This is the response I have got
"Unfortunately, for our Advanced Engineering scheme, we do require a GCSE grade C or the equivalent in English, GCSE grade B or the equivalent in Maths and GCSE grade C or the equivalent in Physics or Double Science."

However I have now called them and am awaiting a reply so Hopefully, this is all a misunderstanding.

Fingers crossed cause this is a great opportunity I really don't want to miss out on.
 
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Employer

Member
Verified Member
Ah right, while I dont necessarily agree with them I can see where they are coming from. If the course is popular then you might struggle unfortunately.
 
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