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How To Decide What To Do After College
You’ve just received your A-Level results and now the world is your oyster as you embark on your next great adventure. Some of you will be jet-setting off to university, others will be heading into the opportunistic world of work, and some students will be entering into the exciting and varied world of apprenticeships. But if you’re yet to decide what to do after school or college, fear not because we’re here to help guide you through making the daunting decision.
Deciding what to do once you leave mainstream education shouldn’t be a daunting experience. It should instead be one of the most exciting stages of your life with an amazing array of what to do next choices lying ahead of you.
University of course still remains the most popular of options with thousands of students flocking to universities around the UK ready to start their educational journey towards obtaining a degree. But for those of you who don’t want to spend more time in full-time education, an apprenticeship could be the best choice for yourself.
The stigma surrounding apprenticeships used to be that they were for people who lacked sufficient grades to go to university. However, now with such a wide and exciting variety of courses available across the country including digital marketing, accountancy, aerospace engineering, and hundreds more available, apprenticeships are quickly becoming increasingly popular with college and school leavers.
Placing you into full-time work, an apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with classroom teaching to help you achieve an accredited qualification in if your desired sector, whilst you receive a full-time salary to help give you financial independence.
Available to anyone over the age of 16, you will most likely start on a level 3 apprenticeship which will take roughly around 13 months to complete and will then have the option to move up the apprenticeship levels, with some courses going all the way up to degree level where you will receive a university degree without having to worry about the debt many uni students find themselves facing once they graduate.
But the greatest thing about apprenticeships is that you gain industry experience and a first-class qualification all combining to make you a highly employable candidate in your desired area of work.
If you’re interested in pursuing an apprenticeship then Green Labyrinth training can help place you into an apprenticeship of your choice, with their team of expert assessors providing you with the very best training required to pass your apprenticeship with flying colours.
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Finally, the best piece of advice we can give you when deciding what to do after school or college is to make sure whatever you decide to do, is that it’s something that you enjoy. The wide world of work doesn’t have to be a dull and monotonous task that so many adults around the world make it seem.
Instead, if you pursue a career in something you enjoy then work will feel more like a hobby and you will feel confident and able to progress up the career ladder within the industry you’re working in.