I'm an A-Level student, baffled by the insane amount of options/paths I can take within this industry. I was wondering, what generally is the best way to go about getting into the marketing industry, doing a degree? Apprenticeship? Internships? If so, who are the best organisations to look out for? I've also heard of Diploma's at places like the Chartered Institute of Marketing. I genuinely have no idea what to do, I would love to dive right into and not have to go to university but i'm wondering if that would leave me worse off to others who do have a degree.
Anyways, any advice would be appreciated,
What are your thoughts?