I've been doing some pondering of late (always dangerous). Come the 19th of August I will know whether or not I have attained the 3 A's I need to get into university. If I don't get in the chances are that I will be forced to take a somewhat involuntary gap year (or should that be "yah"?!) which to be honest I really don't want to do. My original plan of "action" had been to go to university and then take up my place at Sandhurst. I would complete at least one operational tour at the sand pit, which would give me a very good idea as to whether I wished to stay in the army or then enter the city and make a bit more pin money!
If I don't make the grade then to be honest I'm not sure I really want to go to university, as the chance of finding the course I'm after, at a place I'd like to go without 3 A's is slim. As such I'm looking at the possibility of going straight into the city without a degree.
My father used to work in private banking in the city and by his reckoning it is possible to enter the city and be successful without a degree (despite being uni. educated himself). However my argument is that that is a dated situation and things are perhaps not quite like this anymore, in that anyone working in private/investment banking has had some sort of higher education.
So what I'm asking, really, is if anyone knows of any banks or companies that are not adverse to employing non-graduates. All opinions, anecdotes and soap boxes welcome!
It's pretty cool, actually..
Thank you for the reply! Could you give me an example of a corporation that's employing?
I would have that that experience as an officer would stand you in good stead for civilian jobs.
Also I'm very new to this site but I have to say I'm fascinated by the variety of conversation topics. On this thread we're talking about career's in banking and finance, whilst also subtly discussing the benefits of military service. To the right there is a tab entitled "discussions", under it there is a thread which appears to have the title "too much anal bad?" hmmmmm