Basically I got good gcse grades in 2013 and after studying a levels for three months that year, I dropped out and worked because I was suffering with depression and didn't have a stable head, I was confused and stressed so I thought I'd work and reapply for September 2014. I then only picked three a levels instead of four because I moved and the small town college has less than 15 a level option...I wanted to do French at uni but the college didn't offer it so I haven't been able to do it so my teachers send us off to the computer room all lessons or let us leave hours early and I can't just do home study or distance learning because 1 I don't enjoy any of the a levels I am studying 2 I can't afford to pay for the seperate exam entries 3 I am unmotivated because my family life is emotionally draining and I have no friends because the town I moved to is miles from civilization...
Basically I have always loved the idea of pursuing a radio career or a production career in the media industry so I am so fed up I want to dropout again and start an apprenticeship - the thing is I don't want to seem like a loser two time dropout failure to employers and I also can't find placements because of how secluded the town I live in is (I have no way of paying for travel, my family struggle with money and I can't drive because I can't afford lessons) An apprenticeship would solve a lot but my applications get declined once the employers see how far I live compared to other applicants...
Am I just a complaining loser with no prospects?
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- 05-01-2015 23:27
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- 06-01-2015 00:11
Firstly, the most important thing:I dropped out and worked because I was suffering with depression
Now, onto your question.
French at uni but the college didn't offer it so I haven't been able to do it
I can't afford to pay
You might be able to qualify for certain government benefits. I don't really know a lot about what you can/cannot claim, but you should be able to get a bus pass or some form of transport grant to go to college/wherever your apprenticeship is being taught. I don't know the procedures for claiming such benefits but you might get a response by writing to your council or enquiring at the college.
I am unmotivated because my family life is emotionally draining and I have no friends because the town I moved to is miles from civilization...
Basically I have always loved the idea of pursuing a radio career or a production career in the media industry
I don't want to seem like a loser two time dropout failure to employers
but my applications get declined once the employers see how far I live compared to other applicants...
Am I just a complaining loser with no prospects?
Nope. You're just a guy/girl in a tight spot with good prospects that just needs a little help to get going. It may take a lot of work, but I think your aspirations are reachable. Do some more research and think about what you want to do. You have plenty of time.
- 06-01-2015 00:24
First of all, I would like to reassure you, that you are definitely not an loser with no prospects, the fact you reapply to A-level again after your first year drop-out, due to medical reasons and the fact that you actively seek out alternatives to A-levels shows determination and conscientiousness. Plz don't beat yourself down.
I understand the reason behind why you say the fact you drop out of 6th form twice might impact on your application, HOWEVER you can always put an spin on those experiences....as in you can make positive implication from those experiences...for example you can say the fact that you drop out of 6th form twice, make you realize that academic is not for you and the fact the optimal learning method for you is practicals and doing things 'hand-on', this demonstrate to employer that you have make the best out of those experience to understand yourself more..... Another example you can use the fact that you reapply to Sixth Form despite your initial illness to show them that you know how to deals with setbacks in life....which shows maturity to potential employers.
In terms of finding apprenticeship, I can only advise to stay resilient and keep looking...I am sure there will be smaller firm (where the competitions are not so fierce) out there that would be willing to accept you on board, if you can show them your shear passions and you can always explain to them your current situations....they might not be able to accept you due to the distance....but they might be able to refer you to someone else who might just be the person you need.
As long as you have passion for what you are doing, I am in no doubt you will be very successful in it....
Good luck with whatever you chose to do
I hope I helped