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    I've posted threads about this before, but i'm still totally confused about what to do with my future.

    My options have been narrowed down to these

    > Zenos IT Academy - Not being too arrogant, but it would appear i'm if anything totally overqualified for this place, and while I do know someone who's been there, and recommends it, he now has a job in a Sky Call Centre, which is really not what i'm aiming for. At all. I can gain some decent qualifications from it in 5 months, £100 a week. However, by the same token, I could get a job, and just do those qualifications as night classes. Plus, i've heard more good than bad about this place.

    > Apprenticeship - My choice would be in IT. Hopefully at a minimum of an IT practitioners Level 2. I would be essentially learning on the job, and hopefully be guarenteed a job at the end of it all. Hopefully. Would have to be a decent apprenticeship imho, because then otherwise I wouldn't get much out of it. I know that this would be the only way into IT, unless I did qualifications at night classes, because if I leave school, I won't be fully qualified in IT, therefore, i'll be at a disadvantage that way.

    Another option with this would be a sales apprentice, and although it isn't everyone's cup of tea, i'm good at sales, and you can make a hell of a lot from comission in certain areas. Again, could do night classes to gain extra qualifications.

    > Straight into work - I'm not sure how i'd feel about this. However, hopefully I would have 3 solid A levels behind me at this point, therefore giving me a stepping stone. I could quite fancy a job in sales as aforementioned, and I know certain companies do train you up, therefore no formal qualifications required.

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    A-Levels: Grades currently predicted.

    Business & Economics - A
    Media Studies - B
    History - B
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    Apprenticeship or straight into work, but you may find it hard to get an IT job without experience if you look straight away. So apprenticeship is better I believe.

    Zenos is NOT worth it. It's a waste of a few months, I've seen so many try and fail with Zenos, you get all of these 'Microsoft certified' qualifications which are totally and utterly useless - several friends of mine have the Comptia A+ as well as MCDST and struggle even getting an interview at Tesco.
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    Apprenticeship or straight into work, but you may find it hard to get an IT job without experience if you look straight away. So apprenticeship is better I believe.

    Zenos is NOT worth it. It's a waste of a few months, I've seen so many try and fail with Zenos, you get all of these 'Microsoft certified' qualifications which are totally and utterly useless - several friends of mine have the Comptia A+ as well as MCDST and struggle even getting an interview at Tesco.
    That's the problem in my opinion with Zenos. Yet, it's only 5 months. However, the qualifications are easily gained at a night class or something, and I could be gaining other experience through an apprenticeship. It's just about finding the right one though, that's the problem. I need to find the right apprenticeship.
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