should i do an apprenticeship if i don't know what to do?

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Hey,

So I've done A-levels and don't really feel like i want to go to university. Mainly because theres no one subject i would happily spend 3 years/30grand studying and i don't want to live away from home.

I've been looking towards apprenticeships as another way to get some formal qualifications. However, because i currently have no idea what career I would enjoy/would like to do, I'm put off applying as I feel like it will restrict me to that industry for life? Especially since i wouldn't then have the degree to 'fall back on' in the future if i get horrendously fed up with being an accountant for example (one option I'm looking into).

Any advice for someone as indecisive as me??

I feel like my only other option would be just to get some basic job somewhere for a few years until I get a better idea of what career i want, but then I'm worried time out will make me less appealing to companies offering apprenticeships (that and ill be older than most applicants)

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Do a gap year and try and get some experience in different fields that might interest you?
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(Original post by mamly042)
Do a gap year and try and get some experience in different fields that might interest you?
I've done 2...and i still have no idea....
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Try volunteering perfect way to find out if you like a certain field or not . Plus it helps in the long run when applying for jobs .
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I've done 2...and i still have no idea....
Have you tried doing work experience in different field? Have you picked at least one possible career sector to work in?

I felt the same as you, but ended up doing Maths since it's more versatile and that I like it (although I like 10 different other courses).
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Yes I chose three sectors when I left School , thought long and hard about it as sometimes in life things don't work pit and I was right. Originally my long term goal was a career in IT went to college studied it for two years and wasn't getting anywhere

then I had my second option which was working in a school done work experience and now I'm going to start my first apprenticeship soon.
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Hey,

So I've done A-levels and don't really feel like i want to go to university. Mainly because theres no one subject i would happily spend 3 years/30grand studying and i don't want to live away from home.

I've been looking towards apprenticeships as another way to get some formal qualifications. However, because i currently have no idea what career I would enjoy/would like to do, I'm put off applying as I feel like it will restrict me to that industry for life? Especially since i wouldn't then have the degree to 'fall back on' in the future if i get horrendously fed up with being an accountant for example (one option I'm looking into).

Any advice for someone as indecisive as me??

I feel like my only other option would be just to get some basic job somewhere for a few years until I get a better idea of what career i want, but then I'm worried time out will make me less appealing to companies offering apprenticeships (that and ill be older than most applicants)

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Hi!

I can see that you are looking into University alternative career options. I was in the same boat 2 years ago when deciding what to do after sixth form as I wanted to further my studies but didn’t want the huge amount of uni debt that came with it.

As an apprentice grad I know first hand what it's like to do an apprenticeship and even though I knew what career I wanted to go into, the skills and knowledge that I have learnt in my apprenticeship are not limited to one industry as they can be translated across any job, which is one of the things I love most about my apprenticeship!

If you are worried about not obtaining a degree, there's no need to panic, apprenticeships also have degree opportunities which are all debt-free but knowledge filled. The best thing about it is that if you aren't enjoying the course or want to choose another apprenticeship to broaden your skills set, you can step off at any point because you're not tied into anything!

I am happy to help answer any questions you may have about apprenticeships to help you make the right career choice so, drop us a message on our profile if you'd like to have a chat or reply to our message on this thread.

Amrit
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I am in in 11 and am considering an apprenticeship as I don’t think a level is for me I just want to work and learn sklills.only problem is that I don’t know exactly what I want to do and when you don’t know what to do after high school ppl normally say don’t do apprenticeship but u just said there that u can change and stuff which is why I was wondering what were u doing as an apprentice? I am reattach curious pls reply or email
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An apprenticeship allows you to acquire valuable skills and experience in your chosen sector, which improves your CV and employability when you've finished training. You'll learn in the work environment, developing the practical skills and understanding you need to excel in your role.
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