February 28, 2013|
After leaving school and deciding that I didn’t want to follow the traditional university route I took an apprenticeship instead, much to the horror of my teachers who strongly advised that I get a degree purely because I was academically bright enough. Despite occasionally wondering if I had made the best decision I soon realised that I had made the right choice when three years had passed. I was fully qualified, earning good money and had a job with prospects while many of my graduate friends ended up jobless, debt laden and struggling to find their feet in the world outside of university.
Since completing my apprenticeship I have had a successful career, gaining further qualifications plus extensive experience in a variety of sectors and all without the aid of a university education. I believe that there are many ways for people to achieve their career goals, and that determination in combination with a willingness to learn new skills is more important than a degree, so I joined notgoingtouni to promote the wide range of alternative options available and help show young people that you can succeed with going to university.
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