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Hi, I’m 19 and having gone back to college to retake my a levels after working for a couple of years I’m now just finishing my first year of college. But there is a problem, I have no idea what career I want. I want to be able to travel around and meet new people, which I know is not helpful. Trouble is if I’m to pick a degree in the next year I want to make sure it contributes to my future. My a levels are: History, Politics and Physics. Any suggestions on what degree or job to do what be greatly appreciated. As I mentioned I enjoy travelling around, meeting people, working on projects, being outside.
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Hi, finding the right career path is very difficult. What topics are you into, do you want to be a teacher? Physician? You did say you wanted to travel then be a piolt or work in the travel and toursim industr. Also always have a good CV and UCAS points you can check on gov.co.uk.
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(Original post by MattNEWland)
Hi, I’m 19 and having gone back to college to retake my a levels after working for a couple of years I’m now just finishing my first year of college. But there is a problem, I have no idea what career I want. I want to be able to travel around and meet new people, which I know is not helpful. Trouble is if I’m to pick a degree in the next year I want to make sure it contributes to my future. My a levels are: History, Politics and Physics. Any suggestions on what degree or job to do what be greatly appreciated. As I mentioned I enjoy travelling around, meeting people, working on projects, being outside.
"...I enjoy travelling around, meeting people, working on projects, being outside" --- There's many career options you can take based on these interests of yours. And they're mostly all under one huge umbrella, the travel and tourism industry! There's so many exciting jobs in the tourism sector that can satisfy your requirements in your future career, from something as simple as a tour guide or flight attendant all the way up to working in a professional travel consultancy company like Thomas Cook. Every job in the tourism sector is challenging in it's own way and is highly rewarding.

Even I'm interested in the tourism sector and have my eyes set on becoming a cabin crew for an international airline in the future partly because of my love for aviation and partly because of my keen interest in the tourism sector.

Here's a few ideas of what you could do if you like to travel and meet people alongside doing 'projects' that will keep you engaged in your work: Front Office operations at a hotel, ground staff at an airline, a tour guide/planner, a travel blogger who works for a travel magazine company such as Lonely Planet, a destination manager for a multinational travel company, a travel media specialist, etc.
There's so many options! One quick google search for jobs in the travel and tourism industry will provide you with a plethora of results. Look out and perhaps close in on 2-3 specific jobs/careers in the industry that you think you'd be interested in.

Your current A-levels aren't exactly connected to helping you out with jobs in this specific sector, apart from History and Politics which can mildly help you give informative details to tourists in the form of general knowledge if you ever take on the role of a tour guide and have to explain the history of an area to keen tourists. But then your A-levels don't really matter to apply for jobs in the industry, as most people who apply have a variety of qualifications that they've taken in school/college.

Now comes the degree/course you could take to prepare you for the industry. The answer to this varies on what you choose to do in the industry. So for example, if you wanted to work in the hotel industry, you could take a Bachelors in Hotel Management/Hospitality Management in university. There are also many vocational courses/degrees you can do instead of going to uni to prepare you for the industry! If I'm not wrong there is a BTEC degree for hospitality and also for travel and tourism, check that out. Also look on the internet for any multinational organisations/large travel consultancy companies that have set up private training schools that provide several courses for various positions in the tourism industry. For example, where I live, Thomas Cook has a training learning center where they provide vocational degrees for hospitality management, IATA Airline Industry related courses, etc. It's all just a search away on google.

The travel and tourism industry is a very engaging one that'll always keep you on your toes and I highly recommend you check job options out in this specific industry!
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Thankyou for your very informative answer. I will look into TandT. I still need more options, once I have found one I like I will book time off work and do work experience with a relevant company.
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"...I enjoy travelling around, meeting people, working on projects, being outside" --- There's many career options you can take based on these interests of yours. And they're mostly all under one huge umbrella, the travel and tourism industry! There's so many exciting jobs in the tourism sector that can satisfy your requirements in your future career, from something as simple as a tour guide or flight attendant all the way up to working in a professional travel consultancy company like Thomas Cook. Every job in the tourism sector is challenging in it's own way and is highly rewarding.

Even I'm interested in the tourism sector and have my eyes set on becoming a cabin crew for an international airline in the future partly because of my love for aviation and partly because of my keen interest in the tourism sector.

Here's a few ideas of what you could do if you like to travel and meet people alongside doing 'projects' that will keep you engaged in your work: Front Office operations at a hotel, ground staff at an airline, a tour guide/planner, a travel blogger who works for a travel magazine company such as Lonely Planet, a destination manager for a multinational travel company, a travel media specialist, etc.
There's so many options! One quick google search for jobs in the travel and tourism industry will provide you with a plethora of results. Look out and perhaps close in on 2-3 specific jobs/careers in the industry that you think you'd be interested in.

Your current A-levels aren't exactly connected to helping you out with jobs in this specific sector, apart from History and Politics which can mildly help you give informative details to tourists in the form of general knowledge if you ever take on the role of a tour guide and have to explain the history of an area to keen tourists. But then your A-levels don't really matter to apply for jobs in the industry, as most people who apply have a variety of qualifications that they've taken in school/college.

Now comes the degree/course you could take to prepare you for the industry. The answer to this varies on what you choose to do in the industry. So for example, if you wanted to work in the hotel industry, you could take a Bachelors in Hotel Management/Hospitality Management in university. There are also many vocational courses/degrees you can do instead of going to uni to prepare you for the industry! If I'm not wrong there is a BTEC degree for hospitality and also for travel and tourism, check that out. Also look on the internet for any multinational organisations/large travel consultancy companies that have set up private training schools that provide several courses for various positions in the tourism industry. For example, where I live, Thomas Cook has a training learning center where they provide vocational degrees for hospitality management, IATA Airline Industry related courses, etc. It's all just a search away on google.

The travel and tourism industry is a very engaging one that'll always keep you on your toes and I highly recommend you check job options out in this specific industry!
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I agree. This summer is the summer to source a solution to my dilemma. Since I am baffled to what different careers have to offer, I am organising work experience with companies from all areas to bring clarity to the situation. So far I have sorted two weeks at a local financial advisers company to see what that entails. First time being in an office but I’ll see quickly if I can see myself doing such a job in the future. Furthermore I have received my Mock results. AAC, C in physics which I know I can get better in especially considering I will stop working feb of next year to focus 100% on my studies. This makes the possibility of going to a Russel group uni all the more likely. I will keep this thread updated.

Many Thanks,
Matty
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Hi, finding the right career path is very difficult. What topics are you into, do you want to be a teacher? Physician? You did say you wanted to travel then be a piolt or work in the travel and toursim industr. Also always have a good CV and UCAS points you can check on gov.co.uk.
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