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Apprenticeships are a great way to gain the skills and experience needed to get into many careers. Find out how an apprenticeship could be the perfect route into the career you want.
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A degree apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain a paid-for degree while getting industry experience and earning a salary.
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HTQs are technical qualifications that have been developed with employers, so you’ll get the right training to succeed in the workplace. Find out more.
I think when you're picking your subjects or choosing whether to go to university or not, there's so many decisions you feel you have to make at once and you feel like you have to have your whole life planned out, but actually there's so many ways of choosing different things as you go or, if you find one door's closed, opening another.
The main benefits of doing an apprenticeship over uni is that you're...earning a decent wage, as well as getting a degree, if that's the apprenticeship route you go down. You also don't get left alone. You don't have to deal with your independency. You always have people to support you and you can have a social life as well as working.
The pros and cons of university
Thinking about your next steps and wondering whether uni is right for you? We cover the pros and cons to help you decide.
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