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Does any company provide training for school leavers ?

There must be one. Training takes too much time.
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My neighbour doesn't have a degree but I expect things have changed a bit since he qualified.

If you can show that you can pass the exams then I would have thought there would be at least one company willing to take you on. I don't really know though. Why would you want to skip doing a degree though? University is meant to be the best years of your life.
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I bet there will be available. But, noone will take you on without a certificate! and arnt teh training too expensive?
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Ok here is my scenerio and my advice is that if you can you should go to university but it depends what you want to.

I left school in 1999 and went to college I didn't like or feel motivated. I left

2000 - I got a job in a computer factory on a modern traineeship doing an NVQ in level 2 by a training provider. The NVQ was so easy you can pass it if you're brain dead.

Sep 2000 - Went to another college realising I need qualifcations but wanted to get a job when left.

2002 - Left college having enjoyed the last two years, all I wanted to is go to university so I did.

2002 - Start university and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its done so much for me both personaly and academicicaly.

The expereince I have had with numerous training providers in 2000 is that they treat school leavers like dirt and a some of the people on them courses were simply very thick.

A least get some A levels behind you even if you don't want to do a degree.

Sooner or later nearly 30% of the working population will have a degree so you need to stand out.
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Ok here is my scenerio and my advice is that if you can you should go to university but it depends what you want to.

I left school in 1999 and went to college I didn't like or feel motivated. I left

2000 - I got a job in a computer factory on a modern traineeship doing an NVQ in level 2 by a training provider. The NVQ was so easy you can pass it if you're brain dead.

Sep 2000 - Went to another college realising I need qualifcations but wanted to get a job when left.

2002 - Left college having enjoyed the last two years, all I wanted to is go to university so I did.

2002 - Start university and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its done so much for me both personaly and academicicaly.

The expereince I have had with numerous training providers in 2000 is that they treat school leavers like dirt and a some of the people on them courses were simply very thick.

A least get some A levels behind you even if you don't want to do a degree.

Sooner or later nearly 30% of the working population will have a degree so you need to stand out.

Well thing is . I am an international student. I havent lived long enough so I need to pay 7-8 grand a year for the fee. I know how valuable degree is but the burden is too much for me and my family.

I am predicted AAA in my A-levels and those are all very academic subjects.

Oh off the topic, I am an oriental, not chinese though.Just wanna know how serious racism is in Britain...
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I am not really sure about racism as I am white and never really had it. However if you live in any of the big cities its not usualy a problem. You do get some racist biggots but in the main people don't really care what colour you are. Where I live for example is very liberal, I have black, assian, chineese neighbours and everybody just gets on fine.

I really don't think you need to worry about racisim unless you want to live some where like Oldham or Burnley where racism is supposed to be rife.
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I would keep an eye on this site: http://www.actuaries.org.uk/Display_...employers.html
It looks like it is updated every month and one of the potential links is to "Opportunities for A-level entrants". Alternatively you could apply for one of the international placements that are linked to from that page.

*Or* - contact the Actuarial Proffession people directly...they'll be able to send you plenty of information about potential employers and the costs of taking the accredited exams.
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It must be really annoying being an international student. Paying fees of 7000+ really is unacceptable ... considering I wont be spending a penny. Whats probably true is that most international students would benefit the British economy in the long term as they may end up living here and paying taxes like me.
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