• Question: What would you recommend doing after school? e.g University or apprentice, etc?

    Asked by Jenson_Ready to Anya, Daryl, Krishma, Rich, Ronnie on 15 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by CameronStimpson_.
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      Richard Symonds answered on 15 Nov 2016:

      Personally, I would always go for the apprentice route!

      With an apprenticeship you get paid to learn, start a career, and gain experience direct from engineers. You can still go to uni (part time) but because you are essentially studying what you work, it will be easier (not a breeze, but you will have more of an understanding. Plus many recruiters will pay your tuition fees!!!

      Go to uni, and you will gain a life experience “the whole uni life thing”, but;
      You wont gain any experience or very little work experience
      You have to pay for it yourself and uni is getting very expensive
      Its hard for graduates with no work experience to get a job.

      There are pros and cons to both, but the above is my honest opinion in black and white. Everyone is different though.

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      Anya Grainger answered on 16 Nov 2016:

      I’ts totally up to yourself. personally for engineering I thinks the Apprenticeship route. This is a very hands on job and an apprenticeship route will give your more knowledge and experience than University. In simple words, i think it makes you more employable.