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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Blue Chip computers?

    They've got a IT apprenteship, 10 places availble!

    Has anyone come across them?

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    sorry UCM I haven't.
     
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  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks for the reply mate :thumbleft

    They were offering 10 places of all expensenses paid full training and with work placement too!

    It sounds to good to be true and probably is!

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    Got a site to link?
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Ok omni here's the link opprtunities@aimacademy.com

    THE CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2006

    It was advertised in one of the local rags:-

    "We have a once in a lifetime opportunity for 10 apprentices, to work for global blue chip organisation, within IT support.

    suitable candidates will be invited for an interview, to start work in Sept 2006.

    rates for the first year £15K , moving up to £17K after 6 months.

    The role would involve providing IT support to many diverse departments within the organisation."

    Good Luck! :biggrin
     
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    Oh dear! "Global blue chip" here is an attempt to impress - it is not the name of a company.

    "Blue Chip" is stock-exchange-speak for a well founded and reputable company. Used like this I would give it about the same weight as any other piece of advertising.

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  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Actually Blue Chip is the name of the company harry, whether it's global I don't know you have to read there web page:-

    here it is BLUE CHIP

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    What evidence do you have that the company that aimacadamy are talking about, and the company that you link to are the same?

    And the link you give for aimacademy is an email one!

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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    It's advertised in the paper as being Blue Chip Offices based on Nuffield estate Poole, Dorset!

    If you follow this link Blue chip

    You will see a map of the UK and where the offices are based. :rolleyes:
     
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    Right - thats the Blue Chip company - but what evidence do you have that the aimacademy ad is talking about them?

    Your quote doesn't say that - in fact it is a typical piece of meaninless advertising verbiage so beloved of such agencies.

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  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Blue chip is the IT company but the scheme is run through Aim Academy!

    Gees, I feel like I'm getting flak here!

    I posted the link because omni asked me to!

    It says in the advert "please email for an application form to opportunities@aimacademy.com or send a marked for the attention of Zoe Walker, Aim Academy, Nesco House, PO BOX 13, Winsford, Cheshire. CW7 3FE.

    Well if there's places for it can't harm to enquire!

    Anyway, like I said I was just posting the link as asked by Omni.

    I didn't expect to get the third degree :x
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Aaah I think I see what your getting at now!

    Mmmm could be another scam!
     
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    Sorry - I didn't mean to give you the 3rd degree. It is just that as a somewhat cynical old fart it seems to me that things are not what you think they are!

    I suspect that the company that Aim Acadamy are refering to is not the company you think it is. No more than that!

    As you say - no harm to enquire But I'd want to know the name of this company before I signed to anything.

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    Not sure that scam is the right word - but that phrase is a favourite to use about a company you have never heard of!

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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    I think your right Harry, it's quite a large ad and it would take me ages to type out! But something doesn't add up:-

    The Blue Chip company based in Poole is an it company.

    Yet this is what they say in the advertglobal blue chip financial organisation within it;s IT service Support function based at its offices in poole dorset

    The financial organisation bit sounds suspect!

    Sorry mate I think your right, I am jumping the gun a bit :oops:

    I'd better go find a nice darker corner to hide in!
     
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    Well - at least the location is right! Just keep an open mind! It might be them, or it might not.

    It was just that I've seen that phrase used so often before that it has become something I ignore these days!

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