Sponsored feature, words by Fay Millar
Do you ever feel like you’re heading towards university, a degree and lots of student debt but without ever really considering if it is truly the right thing for you? You’re not alone. Uni can be an awesome experience but it’s not for everyone and it’s pretty expensive these days. A degree apprenticeship can be a really great alternative, giving you the chance to earn the right qualifications and build a career you love at the same time.
“What is an apprenticeship?” you might ask, “Isn’t that something people do to learn a trade?”. Well yes, learning a trade from the ground up can be done through an apprenticeship. Degree apprenticeships, available in an ever-growing number of subjects such as computing and engineering, can offer you even more.
A degree apprenticeship allows you to earn and learn at the same time. Yes, really - you’ll be paid to study. You’ll be picking up valuable work experience along the way from your employer, who also pays your university tuition fees. Plus you’ll come out with a full honours degree, just as you would a traditional degree, at the end of it all.
As part of National Apprenticeship week
, we spoke to Anika Mehangra,…