Entry into IT/Engineering without Uni degree

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As the title reads. I finished A-levels recently and for certain reasons, I will not be attending Uni.

Accepting my situation, I'll like you cool people on here to throw ideas my way on how I can gain entry into the IT sector.

Ideally, I will like to do a a job relating to software. As I love learning new languages - I'm currently trying to make an iOS app....and must say I find it fun. Will like to do it as a career.

So any ideas I'm not thinking of?

I've recently thought of Just IT, gone for the interview like meet. Realised I'll have to pay - wondering if this is a smart investment. Also heard of FDM - are these route good or are there any others I'm not thinking of? Like apprenticeships-like jobs in the IT sector.

GUys/girls, I'll appreciate all replies. Don't want to be still while my mates are going through uni.

Look forward to hearing from y'all
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(Original post by for_bro)
As the title reads. I finished A-levels recently and for certain reasons, I will not be attending Uni.

Accepting my situation, I'll like you cool people on here to throw ideas my way on how I can gain entry into the IT sector.

Ideally, I will like to do a a job relating to software. As I love learning new languages - I'm currently trying to make an iOS app....and must say I find it fun. Will like to do it as a career.

So any ideas I'm not thinking of?

I've recently thought of Just IT, gone for the interview like meet. Realised I'll have to pay - wondering if this is a smart investment. Also heard of FDM - are these route good or are there any others I'm not thinking of? Like apprenticeships-like jobs in the IT sector.

GUys/girls, I'll appreciate all replies. Don't want to be still while my mates are going through uni.

Look forward to hearing from y'all
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Well yeah. Wondering if they exist in the IT/Engineering(software related) field. I might be wrong....kinda clueless
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Is this any help?

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/sector/it
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wow! cheers. Having a look at it now. Looks promising.

Keep em coming
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Software development is highly rewarding (both financially and in terms of mental stimulation), and definitely doable without a degree if you are very passionate about it, and actively learn everything you can.

I only got minimal formal education in software development (my degree was in electrical engineering, which is totally unrelated), and have no trouble finding employment at all.

They really only look for skills and nothing else... and many CS graduates are quite clueless when it comes to the practical side of things.

Other engineering disciplines are much harder to get into without a degree, because a lot of those things are very hard to learn without an experienced instructor (unlike software dev).

I know plenty of people doing software development either without a degree at all or without a relevant degree. I don't know anyone doing other kinds of engineering without a relevant degree.
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so what do you guys think of FDM or Just IT? A good way to break into IT without a degree?
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