Currently in my second year of studying A Level ICT. Today i was presented with the opportunity to work as a digital marketer and designer for a web design company. I went for an interview, and they put me through some practical tasks to see if I was any good. They offered me a 12 month apprenticeship, which will become a job immediately at the end of the 12 months (so long as im not a ****). its an IT Career i really really wanna work in - however, the start date clashes with sixth form, so in order to accept it, i'd have to drop sixth form...
I don't know whether I wanna throw away over a years worth of hard work? Like, If i drop it, I get nothing out of the last year of work - but i would be working in a career field that I didnt think i'd be able to work in. However, A level is pretty valuable also - thoughts?
Also, how will I explain to my parents that ive dropped my A Levels (if i choose to accept)?
Should I drop my A Levels for my dream apprenticeship? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-02-2016 21:50
- 09-02-2016 21:57
This is a difficult one if I am been honest. Both A levels (which would move you to UNI) and apprenticeship both sound good. I wanted a bit of both so I decided to do a UNI degree that has a 1 year placement in it... btw I study ICT at degree level. I think both are good choices the only reason why I did not choose an apprenticeship is because what if 12 months time they don't want you, they cant afford to keep you or just some excuse..
Then you potentially miss out on A levels. Don't just decide within minutes then needs some deep thinking!
- 09-02-2016 22:02
Complete your A levels first and than you can apply for any higher apprenticeship or University if you wish to You will always have the backup of your A no matter what you want to do. I guess you have managed to gain a level 3 apprenticeship but with A levels you can apply to any level 4 apprenticeship which would be a better, have a higher wage and give your better qualifications also University doors will always be open to you no matter what. This is not the last apprenticeship in the world I am sure you can manage to get a better one with good A level results.
- 09-02-2016 22:04
personally i'd encourage you to finish your a levels, that way you have a route to uni should you ever want it. if that company is that impressed by you they might be interested in hiring after you finish your a-levels?
plenty more opportunities will come up, we're still so young. i think it'd be a shame to throw away the work you've already put towards your a levels.
it's also important to remember apprentices pay about half the minimum wage and expect 40 hours a week usually. its not the fairest deal.
- 09-02-2016 22:07
I think we have come to a conclusion do your A levels once they have been done you can get a much better apprenticeship + an opportunity to go to University.
Although I know its a difficult one I went through the same situations.