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    Ok, so I'm currently studying AS English Language, Sociology, and Government & Politics. I'm fairly certain that I want to do an apprenticeship rather than A2. I've applied for an apprenticeship in maintenance engineering. I have always had a bit of a phobia of working in an office, and I despise the classroom environment. Basically I want a blue collar job, however I've never really been a naturally very handy person and have definitely seemed to be more of an academic type up until this point. All my family and a few others I've spoken to don't think it's the right choice. I don't understand for the life of me why though, if I did A2 there is not a chance I would pass English Language, which would leave me with a decent grade in Sociology and if I'm lucky a mediocre grade in Politics. I find it very hard to believe that employers of a manual job are going to prefer 2 completely unrelated to the job A levels over an apprenticeship and some actual experience in a related career. If any can offer any advice it would be much appreciated.

    1. Talk to teachers, school careers and national careers. Also if you get offered the apprenticeship find out all about it. You havent been offeredd yet.
    2. realise apprenticehsips dont prevent you from going to uni. Some offer training and qualifications or you could choose to go back to college and to uni. its not a final decision.
    3. make a decision based on what you want.
    4. tell parents you have decided and then back it up with reasons plus youve talked to careers, teachers etc.

    Good luck
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