Life after A levels
Well done to everyone who got their A level results today!
Although you may have a university place waiting for you. There are also other options including work with training or Apprenticeships. Years ago, Apprenticeships were seen as the option for those who were not academically gifted. This is not true today.
With the introduction of the new Apprenticeships standards, there are a huge range of careers you can choose. These new Apprenticeships have been designed by big businesses including Cisco and Microsoft (for IT roles) to meet the needs of the sector. There are Architecture Apprenticeships, Law Apprenticeships and other careers where once you would have needed a degree to achieve.
Some Apprenticeships now go up to and beyond degree level, so you can still get your degree. Two of the big advantages of an Apprenticeship is; 1. You don’t have to pay for it, so you won’t finish your course with a large debt of tens of thousands of pounds. 2. You get to learn while working. This means that you are gaining experience while also earning money.
Whatever you choose to do, if you work hard and are dedicated, your future is in your hands.