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I am nearing completion of a two year computing course atcollege and I’m currently wondering what to do next. I have applied foruniversity but I have become disenchanted with education I’m not sure if Istill want to go on to university.I was wondering what the prospects of an apprenticeship inIT are in comparison to a computer science course at university.
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There are many degree apprenticeships out in IT. It's as self explanatory as you think (a degree alongside work).

Capgemini, BAE systems, Lloyds Bank, GSK, Astra Zeneca etc

A lot of them have already closed their applications for this year but have a look around.
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(Original post by DanZeMan)
I am nearing completion of a two year computing course atcollege and I’m currently wondering what to do next. I have applied foruniversity but I have become disenchanted with education I’m not sure if Istill want to go on to university.I was wondering what the prospects of an apprenticeship inIT are in comparison to a computer science course at university.
Hi DanZeMan;

I am currently doing an Apprenticeship in IT at IBM. You get to be at the heart of a developing world of computing and see it change first hand. IBM is one of the biggest computer companies in the world and having experience from them would get you a great way into the world of technology.

You gain a Level four diploma by doing the apprenticeship, this is the same level as a first year at degree level. You get hands on experience and get to work on a range of different projects that the company deal with. Also they give you the opportunity to go on courses to learn more in a specific area.

But if you want to a degree they have also started doing a new degree apprenticeship which a couple of my friends do, where you get a degree at Queen Marys in London in technology. You do a few days at uni and the rest of the week at work. So you earn while you learn and gain a degree.

If you have any questions relating to it please feel free to ask.

Amy
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