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    A friend of mine left school with OK A Levels (around BCC) and works in retail right now until they can decide what they want to do.

    Thing is, they are not wanting to go into higher education and is instead looking for interesting career pathways. So what interesting, at least semi succesful, careers do you know without a degree?

    I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Recruitment
    Car Sales

    What other good sectors are there?
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    A friend of mine left school with OK A Levels (around BCC) and works in retail right now until they can decide what they want to do.

    Thing is, they are not wanting to go into higher education and is instead looking for interesting career pathways. So what interesting, at least semi succesful, careers do you know without a degree?

    I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Recruitment
    Car Sales

    What other good sectors are there?
    Apprenticeships offer a route into a variety of careers, although that does involve more study.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Apprenticeships offer a route into a variety of careers, although that does involve more study.
    Like.. what types though.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Apprenticeships offer a route into a variety of careers, although that does involve more study.
    All sorts. Engineering, Accounting, Legal Administration, IT, Social Media/Communications, Civil Service, are some of the ones I could find.
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Like.. what types though.
    Pretty much most careers that you could possibly think of. Exception is probably within the medical profession.

    Apprenticeships are at various levels too but there is an academic requirement to it, although tends to be more practical learning compared to what you learn at school/college/uni.


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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    A friend of mine left school with OK A Levels (around BCC) and works in retail right now until they can decide what they want to do.

    Thing is, they are not wanting to go into higher education and is instead looking for interesting career pathways. So what interesting, at least semi succesful, careers do you know without a degree?

    I was thinking something along the lines of:

    Recruitment
    Car Sales

    What other good sectors are there?
    Interesting careers, or careers with good pay?

    Because I reckon selling cars and jobs/workers are the dullest jobs out there.

    Moneywise, stay in retail and resolve to be the best you can be. Contrary to popular belief, retail can pay very well. The management in top stores can be well into 6 figures.
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    Basically, he could do anything. The only difference is that it would take him longer to do it.

    I plan to become a mental health nurse (no degree). My friend works as a nurse (again no degree) and my father is an engineer (no degree). There's so many alternative ways to do things now.

    In my opinion, university is the academic route to those jobs whereas apprenticeships, placements and training are more practical. Same job, same outcome, different way of doing it.
 
 
 
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