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    Like most aspiring cadets I've spent the last few weeks researching and applying to sponsorship/training companies and I've now got my fingers crossed for some responses (so far I've received one from CMT). One problem I have found is that many of them ask for a B in maths when applying for the HND/C course and I only obtained a C; I discussed this with quite a few of the representatives at one of the open days and got a mixed response but many said if I didn't get a place this year it's be worth going back and trying for a higher maths grade, which I'm perfectly happy to do if it comes to that.
    However, I was wondering if it was worth applying now to the few companies still taking apps even if I don't reach their minimum standard on the off chance they might offer me an interview or are they going to take one look at my grades and click delete?
    Insert profound quote here.

  • #2
    If they've specified a minimum requirement which you don't reach, unless your not a direct school entry candidate I would expect them to simply bin the application.

    Unfortunately they are unlikely to have a lack of applicants for the positions.

    However, ultimately it's up to yourself.
    ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

    ? Mark Twain
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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with doing both surely? Send it in the off chance they'll take you, but do the maths as well? At the very least, it'll be a handy refresher for the start of college!

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      • #4
        @alistairuk Yeah, that's what I thought unfortunately. It's not like they're struggling to fill places.

        @Inland Pirate My plan is to see how I do with the ones I've applied to and any interviews I get and then if I don't get a place for this September I'll do a GCSE Maths course and try and get in for January '15. I've got my fingers crossed for getting in this year but I won't be too gutted if I have to wait till next year.
        Insert profound quote here.