Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I currently have 5 offers to study physics at university: Bristol (AAB), Leicester (AAB), Sheffield (AAA), Loughborough (ABB) and Coventry (BBB). However I have also made it through to the interview stage for an engineering degree level apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. If the interview goes well and they offer me a place on the apprenticeship, which is the better career route? What are the different pros and cons of each?
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    Very Important Poster
    (Original post by United2810)
    I currently have 5 offers to study physics at university: Bristol (AAB), Leicester (AAB), Sheffield (AAA), Loughborough (ABB) and Coventry (BBB). However I have also made it through to the interview stage for an engineering degree level apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. If the interview goes well and they offer me a place on the apprenticeship, which is the better career route? What are the different pros and cons of each?
    Wait to see if you get the offer first.

    If I were in that situation then id take the apprenticeship as they pay plus you get experience and a salary, but it has to suit your career aspirations. Come back when you have the choice to make. GL.
    •  Official Rep
    Online

    14
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    (Original post by United2810)
    I currently have 5 offers to study physics at university: Bristol (AAB), Leicester (AAB), Sheffield (AAA), Loughborough (ABB) and Coventry (BBB). However I have also made it through to the interview stage for an engineering degree level apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover. If the interview goes well and they offer me a place on the apprenticeship, which is the better career route? What are the different pros and cons of each?

    Hi United2810

    Congrats on your offers and getting an interview for apprenticeship at JLR.
    As 999tiger said - do the interview and take it from there.
    If you are successful and it suits where you want to go with your career - personally I'd go with the apprenticeship too.
    Don't forget you'll always have your A-levels and you could always go to uni later if you felt it necessary. Or if you gain a degree level equivalent at JLR you could potentially go on to do a Masters if you wanted to.
    Good apprenticeships are like gold dust, I wouldn't pass up the opportunity lightly if you're successful.

    Good luck with whatever you decide
    Vicky
 
 
 

3,382

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should universities take a stronger line on drugs?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.