Currently I am planning on taking a gap year before I decide to enter higher education. The only issue is that I am not sure what route is suitable for me. I am interested in Computer Science (Software Engineering) but I don't find myself to be a very academic person so university may be difficult but worth the experience. On the other hand, I feel as if an apprenticeship will allow me to gain work experience straight away and hopefully be taken on by the company that I work for. Any help?
That sounds like you want to go down the apprenticeship route. Worst case scenario you can return to uni later.