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Im off to university in september and have been applying for summer jobs with no luck, however someone phoned me up from a requitment agency saying they want someone fresh out of college to join their software development team with a salary of £15-£20k, obviously a full time position. I think I will still go to uni anyway. Thoughts?
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Im off to university in september and have been applying for summer jobs with no luck, however someone phoned me up from a requitment agency saying they want someone fresh out of college to join their software development team with a salary of £15-£20k, obviously a full time position. I think I will still go to uni anyway. Thoughts?
lol, go to university
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go to uni if they're offering you that now, think what they'll offer you when you've got a degree
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go to uni if they're offering you that now, think what they'll offer you when you've got a degree
£15- £20k
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Im not even sure I want to be a programmer yet lol. Just the prospect of all that money.....

But nah, uni it is.
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Im off to university in september and have been applying for summer jobs with no luck, however someone phoned me up from a requitment agency saying they want someone fresh out of college to join their software development team with a salary of £15-£20k, obviously a full time position. I think I will still go to uni anyway. Thoughts?
Depends. If you're studying something shite, like media studies, then forget about it - what good would that do you? However, if you're pursuing a more vocational path, then I would advise you to go to university.
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Depends. If you're studying something shite, like media studies, then forget about it - what good would that do you? However, if you're pursuing a more vocational path, then I would advise you to go to university.
I'll be studying computer science
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Scenario: Job turns out to be naff after a couple of years ago, or the company folds, or they sack you. You're now two years behind the people doing comp sci or related degrees and you'll have a hard time finding a decent calibre job in that field without a degree.
ahh! scary stuff :eek:

*packs uni bags*
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I had a similar scenario - I got offered a job as a website editor for a pretty big company, which involved me getting free tickets to any gig/festival I wanted (I LOVE music) and basically writing and managing reviews and content on the website....and I got offered 20K to start, going up to 25K in the second year. However, I am due to go to uni in September, so I turned it down. To be honest, although it sounds like my dream job, I think getting a degree is much more important, as it will enable me to meet loads of people and generally extend my youth, rather than limit it (which would inevitably happen if I got a 9-5 job). I also want to extend my knowledge on my subject (Comp Sci) and hopefully spend a year in the US. My advice is, turn the job down....you can do all that grown up stuff in your forties! hehe.
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