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The problem with an apprenticeship is that they're so specific that you will definitely limit yourself to a small area of engineering, whereas a degree is going to be more general. Also if you're enjoying physics Alevel, a degree is going to be more theoretical than an apprenticeship, so you might enjoy that more
. Really unless you're desperate to start earning or really don't want the debt, uni is your best bet.
Currently, I am thoroughly enjoying physics at A-level and I have a quite a big passion for Engineering. In future, I am hoping to find a job line in one area of Engineering. However, I'm not sure which area of engineering to go into. In physics, I like to mathematical side and the areas like forces and motion and nuclear (basically the engineering side).I'm not sure whether to go into an apprenticeship with a company such as Rolls Royce in manufacturing engineering or to study some form of engineering at University. Could anyone help with recommendations of well paid engineering jobs and the path I should follow to get into these job lines? I don't want to hone in on one area in case I don't enjoy in, leaving me with nothing. Thank you
I'd avoid Oxbridge and look for a degree with a year in industry and where you will learn the right skills for the workplace.
Hello mate, Have you considered doing Aerospace Engineering? You get to do a lot physics, aerodynamics, calculus, thermodynamics, etc. etc. I believe you would like as you enjoy physics and mathematics. I personally did BEng + MSc in Aerospace Engineering. I am currently working as a graduate manufacturing engineer in a Tier 1 automotive supplier (but looking to move to aerospace again), I get a decent salary for a graduate with 0 experience. I would suggest you go to uni. I see apprenticeships a way to get practical experience faster but I am not sure if you will be able to get as much "academic" knowledge instead of going to uni. You could definitely go to uni and after finishing it getting into a Graduate Programme. Hope this helps a bit.
You just specialise a little later in the course (or not at all if you don't want to).