I really do hope that Emily gets into her nursing career. what a great attribute to the profession......she will do well.
Mollie applied four times to CMT and twice to Northern Marine, and on two occasions whilst still 17 she was, last Christmas interviewed twice. once at Fleetwood and then again 2 weeks later in Glasgow.....she was very raw at interview because the school she attended had a dick head of a head teacher who laughed at her when she had a mock interview and asked what she wanted to do she told him that she wanted to join the merch.
he asked her if she wanted to be a stewardess, and laughed even more when she replied......."no, I want to be a captain and master...........it knocked her confidence somewhat, and Clyde detected this and told her last Christmas to come back this year when she had gained some.
Anyway to cut a long story short she gained a place on a new None Sponsored course at Fleetwood Nautical college this September which follows the sponsored cadets in every way and guarantees them an interview with any company she wants in April.
However within 4 days of starting and half way through her basic outdoor pursuits course in the Lakes with all the sponsored group, she was spotted and offered a sponsorship by PNTL but because of MCA rules about the sponsorship, she will have to finish this phase one course, and then be back phased to start her sponsorship........which will do her good anyway.............but already she has certificates for Enclosed spaces and also passed her certificate making her an Able Seaman...........so it's good progress.
Just after her offer from PNTL she wrote to Clyde and Northern Marine training asking if any sponsorship was available with them as she actually wanted to join Caledonian MacBrayne for her sponsorship, ..Northern Marine didn't bother even to reply and Clyde MT rang her and told her to re apply in May for the September intake as they hadn't heard of this new none sponsored course.........so at that reply she realised that the offer from PNTL was in fact a fantastic offer and a realisation of a dream, as they are owned and managed by Serco who are making take over bids on Calmac and forward thinking on Mollie's part took over with reasonable argument if you know what I mean.
But she is now looking forward to her future with PNTL and has made friends both with cadets in her own group and also officers who are back at the college sitting for their Mate's tickets..........some of them actually from PNTL and they have taken her under their wing.
so two fingers to the head teacher who thought she was mad...................not mad at all, comes out with officer quallies, great pay sponsored for training, digs paid and spending money........and no 30 - 40 K debt at the end of a 3 year uni course that half the kids will never use and find hard to get a job as well.....and she will get to see parts of the world I could only ever dream of.
She also said to me that within 7 years she will probably be on more dosh than the D/H head teacher who has taken nearly 30 years to get to where he is.......Now that is great incentive, lol
I am glad that two girls have good heads on their shoulders matey and have not gone with the "crowd".