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    So I'd like to do something accounting/ business/ finance related at univeristy, but the problem is I really don't have much to write about it on my personal statement so it's going to be weak, which won't get me into a good uni ; no experience,and my subjects aren't really heavily maths related either; bio, chem, psych
    There's this 1 year accounting apprenticeship I can apply for, which after I've finished, I can then apply for uni.
    Is this a better idea?
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    ^ what's better in terms of job prospects?
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    If you do the degree at LSE/Oxbridge/similar, the degree. Otherwise the apprenticeship. Business (by which I mean, any vaguely business/economics related degree) students are a dime a dozen, and unless you go to one of those brand name universities it's exceptionally difficult to stand out from the crowd.

    Apprentices often are hired by the company that they did the apprenticeship at, because that company specifically invested their time and money in developing their career with the intent of benefiting from it. Unless you do something particularly egregious they will usually try to find you a position within the company, avoiding a second tier of attrition which graduates have (i.e. first time round, applying for degrees/apprenticeships, and then the grads have to apply for the jobs themselves, whereas an apprentice may well be allowed to continue into a full role internally without a formal application process - this may vary though).

    However as indicated, if you're very academically inclined and able to get into such a course as above, you will probably get more long term benefits from that.
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    (Original post by Lia22)
    ^ what's better in terms of job prospects?
    It really doesn't have to be an either or. You could do an apprenticeship and then go to university with more knowledge about what you want to study (and an interesting CV when you apply for graduate jobs).
 
 
 
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