(Original post by henriklarsson)
Basically I'm 24. I left school 6 years ago with AAA in my A-Levels but through naivety I ended up doing a course that was next to worthless so dropped out after two years. I can't blame that completely on the course as I messed about and was more interested in going out drinking than going to class.
As a result I've been messing about in different jobs for the last 4 years, moved about a bit, haven't been well for a while and have had a few ups and downs.
Lately, as in the last year months I'm decided that I seriously need to start thinking about what I'm going to do with the rest of my life.
One area of work that has consistently interested me is the oil and gas industry, it is a career area which I think would suit me down to the ground. So I've been looking at the degrees I would need to get into this career area.
From what I can see they are Geology/Geoscience/Marine Engineering/Petroleum Engineering.
So I'm at the point now where I'm 80% sure this is the route I want to go down
I have the A-Level grades required for entry but not the subjects unfortunately.
So I've been looking into doing another 2 A-Levels, in Maths and Physics. I have an A* in GCSE Maths and an A* in GCSE Triple award science and I know I'm more than capable of doing these A-Levels while still working and getting a top grade.
So thats my plan, 2 years for my A-Levels while working, saving a few quid along the way and then 4 years at University studying one of the above degrees. I know I'm more than capable of doing both. So that would take me up until I'm 30 which in my opinion is still quite young.
I'm planning to do my degree if all goes to plan at either the University of Glasgow or the University of Aberdeen, which are good universities and should enhance my career prospects.
So basically the advice I need is whether what I've just said above is feasible or ifs it's all nonsense in my head. Also am I likely to get offered a graduate job of the back of the degrees I mentioned or am I wasting my time?
This is something I really want to do as I can't see me staying where I work now forever, I would go mad and I know I am capable of so much more
Would appreciate any advice