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Did you sort out your ENG-1 straight away? I've had my job offer but it says "you will be advised when to book an appointment and provided with a list" I've found the list and just about to phone, not sure if I should wait until told to do so? ThanksHi Riff Raff if you're successful and I hope you are then you will find out by post. You will also receive all the relevant information on what to do next. ENG1 , Discharge book, vaccinations background check all that sort of stuff. The majority of it you can claim back as expenses. My advice would be to get it all done as soon as possible as getting it all done can take along time. I believe the apprenticeship takes around 2 years and it's not a guaranteed job offer so you need to prove yourself whilst your there. I feel you will be assigned to numerous different ships if your lucky enough to get a job out of the apprenticeship, you will be placed where they need you. I personally hope I get placed on one of the new Tide class tankers as they are the most up-to-date. I think you do some maths and English as part of the apprenticeship to so brushing up on some basics if you left school along time ago probably wouldn't hurt. Also knowing your port from your starboard side and the stern from the bow may help lol. Also consider learning how to tie knots with rope. Get physically fit and learn to swim if you can't already. I guess that's as prepared as you can be... I'm sure everything else they will teach you! Apologies for non existent grammar and spelling I'm button bashing my phone ha.