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    Which is a better option? I wanted to go to uni but I'm scared I won't be able to get a job after without experience. Apprenticeships seem like a good option (though there are a lot I cannot apply for as I only have a C in English gcse and they require a B, however some accept C's) because you gain experience and get a job after. The only thing stopping me is that heard if you have a degree you get paid more is that true?
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    (Original post by ouatislifex)
    Which is a better option? I wanted to go to uni but I'm scared I won't be able to get a job after without experience. Apprenticeships seem like a good option (though there are a lot I cannot apply for as I only have a C in English gcse and they require a B, however some accept C's) because you gain experience and get a job after. The only thing stopping me is that heard if you have a degree you get paid more is that true?
    Well there is only one answer here. Get a degree apprenticeship in accountancy. Get the experience and the degree. Most look for A levels.
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    Hey there,

    It's a tricky one! Going to uni will get you in debt, but it might help you get a higher role into accounting once you've graduated. Or you can start go into an apprenticeship at a slightly lower role but earn while you study.

    On the Milkround site, we've currently have 3 accounting apprenticeships you can take a look at:

    Chartered Trainee: http://schoolleavers.milkround.com/j...tered-trainee/
    Stockbroker Services / Financial Services : http://schoolleavers.milkround.com/j...cial-services/ - only 2 days left to apply for this one!
    Accounts Apprenticeship: http://schoolleavers.milkround.com/j...pprenticeship/

    Alternatively, you might want to have a look at these advice pieces we've got:

    Sector insight: Accounting and finance: http://advice.milkround.com/sector-i...ng-and-finance
    Top 5 Universities for Accounting and Finance: http://advice.milkround.com/top-5-un...ng-and-finance
    A day in the life of Accounting & Finance: http://advice.milkround.com/a-day-in...unting-finance

    I hope these help!
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    (Original post by ouatislifex)
    Which is a better option? I wanted to go to uni but I'm scared I won't be able to get a job after without experience. Apprenticeships seem like a good option (though there are a lot I cannot apply for as I only have a C in English gcse and they require a B, however some accept C's) because you gain experience and get a job after. The only thing stopping me is that heard if you have a degree you get paid more is that true?
    Do accounting at uni and do internships during the summer for experience. If you did an accountancy apprenticeship and at the end you decided that accountancy is not for you then you are stuck as most proper jobs require a degree. Whereas if you did a degree you could easily move to another industry if you wanted to and get good pay.

    In my opinion apprenticeships are overrated. They should only be done with subjects that aren't done at university (such as brick laying).
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    Do accounting at uni and do internships during the summer for experience. If you did an accountancy apprenticeship and at the end you decided that accountancy is not for you then you are stuck as most proper jobs require a degree. Whereas if you did a degree you could easily move to another industry if you wanted to and get good pay.

    In my opinion apprenticeships are overrated. They should only be done with subjects that aren't done at university (such as brick laying).
    Apprenticeships in engineering are probably more useful than a straight degree. Having the knowledge and experience to do something is more useful than a piece of paper that says you can.

    OP: You can gain a degree whilst doing an apprenticeship, and you'll find experience is worth more to employers than your degree.
 
 
 
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