So, many people think that going to University is the be-all and end-all of life, and I’m sure that a couple of decades ago it probably was; but that was before doing an Apprenticeship course became popular.
As a child, I always wanted to go to University because that was seen as the ‘done thing’, that was what I was told at school, watched on TV, read in books and saw in films. However, as I started to grow older, I discovered the cost of University and the pressure that it would put on me. It wasn’t only that which put me off, but the lack of guaranteed jobs when you graduate. I believe that unless you know 100% what career path you want in life (which most 16-18 year olds don’t) then it isn’t worth it. I believe that in that time you could be gaining work experience, travelling or finding a career path that you like. That was when I discovered the benefit of Apprenticeships. More →