Getting a job and going to uni aren’t polar opposites, so examine the detail. Many training programmes combine paid work with study – you could even take a degree part time – while students need to get work experience.
Trying to decide whether to apply for a higher apprenticeship or go to university? We give you the lowdown on how your lifestyle will be affected by your choice of a school leaver programme or traditional degree.
Application deadlines for higher apprenticeships and other school leaver programmes can fall at any time of year. Make sure you know when you need to apply, and when other parts of the recruitment process take place.
If you’re considering a school leaver programme, you might be concerned about missing out on the university experience. Could your higher apprenticeship or sponsored degree programme deliver something equally appealing?
If you want to join a school leaver programme you’ll need to make some career decisions now. How specialised is a higher apprenticeship or sponsored degree programme? And what if you change your mind in a few years’ time?