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I'm currently in year 13 and have 5 offers from uni for a humanities degree, however I feel like a creative apprenticeship would be something I enjoy more, I'm planning on applying to production degrees at companies like the BBC and Viacom, but was wondering if doing an apprenticeship is as good as a degree in the creative field.
I know the experience I would gain is valuable, but in a few years if I went for a job against someone with a degree and less experience, would I be seen negatively for not having studied?
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Hello, I'm just going to tag in Apprenticeships Advice and West Kent and Ashford College as they should be able to help you with this
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There are, as with most qualifications, different levels of apprenticeships, including those that are the equivalent to degrees. The value of an apprenticeship though is, as you mention, the experience and on-the-job training that you get with the employer alongside the qualification. Often the quality of that employer is also key to what makes you stand out.

However, creative apprenticeships are very competitive. The Creative Skillset (https://creativeskillset.org/apprenticeships/) website does have lots of information on these should it be something you want to research further.
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(Original post by thirteenreasons)
I'm currently in year 13 and have 5 offers from uni for a humanities degree, however I feel like a creative apprenticeship would be something I enjoy more, I'm planning on applying to production degrees at companies like the BBC and Viacom, but was wondering if doing an apprenticeship is as good as a degree in the creative field.
I know the experience I would gain is valuable, but in a few years if I went for a job against someone with a degree and less experience, would I be seen negatively for not having studied?
Hi there,

First of all, congratulations on receiving 5 university offers! Just like university, apprenticeships are very competitive, many assume they are easier to apply for however there can be thousands of applicants for just a handful of vacancies. There are different levels of apprenticeships, from level 2 right up to level 7 and some equivalent to university degrees. Here is a link on more about apprenticeship levels:
https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

Degree apprenticeships are relatively new, 20% of your time will be spent studying at university and the other 80% in your work place. So it's kind of like going to university, only you get paid for it! Here are a few links to help you learn more about degree apprenticeships:
https://www.ucas.com/degree-apprenticeships
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...pprenticeships

Good news is that apprenticeships are becoming more recognised as a posive pathway to a successful career. As you've mentioned the experience gained during an apprenticeship is valuable! Employers value experience and as you will have the equivalent qualification to those coming out of university, it's a level playing field!

If you have any more questions or want more links, we will be happy to help!

Good luck!
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