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Apprenticeship or university

Started by: tinawilliams0410
On: 18/03/2019 | 20:41
Replies: 13

by: tinawilliams0410
on: 18/03/2019 | 20:41

Which would you advise your kids to do?

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by: swamppig
on: 18/03/2019 | 21:06 edited: 18/03/2019 | 21:51

@tinawilliams0410 I am biased towards an apprenticeship because I'm not impressed with academic subjects and I served an apprenticeship in Joinery after five years I had the skill which enabled me to travel the world, plus I was able to be self employed.

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by: janny27
on: 18/03/2019 | 21:37
I think a lot depends on their academic achievements and even more so what they want to do in life. For some careers an apprenticeship is the right way to go, for others a university degree is the only route. Careers advisors are very good at pointing young people which would be their best pathway.
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by: fuzzotter
on: 18/03/2019 | 21:46

Apprenticeship but I'm a bias Trainer/assessor .

It's a no brainer, get a trade and get paid to do it, if you find a good company they'll advance you to further education if you have what it takes .

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by: janny27
on: 18/03/2019 | 21:47
My husband also did an apprenticeship which served him well in his career. Our children did degrees and one has gone further now studying for a doctorate, they would not have the jobs they have without their qualifications.
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by: majorincident
on: 18/03/2019 | 21:59

Apprenticeships are traditionally for the manual trades, so if your children are interested in going into the building sector an apprenticeship is what they should pursue.

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by: nerakb
on: 18/03/2019 | 22:40



Looking back to when my kids were younger (they're in their twenties now),I'd have advised them to do apprenticeships so that they could earn while they learn. 

They wouldn't get into debt then. 

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Message 7 of 14
by: sillygilly21
on: 18/03/2019 | 22:52

I think it's  horses for courses. Not everyone is able to get into, or afford to go to university.  Apprenticeships are great for the majority who want to earn while they learn a trade that will set them on the road to steady employment.  When I left school, getting work was much easier. If you didn't  like one job, you could leave and walk straight into another job. Kids have to fight for uni places and for apprenticeships. Things are so much harder now.

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by: sillygilly21
on: 18/03/2019 | 22:55

Not everyone has the ability or the money to go to university.  Apprenticeships are also hard to come by. I would say apprenticeships are best for most. Get paid to learn a trade.

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by: sillygilly21
on: 18/03/2019 | 22:58
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