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The job centre are suggesting that I do an apprenticeship despite knowing i'm self studying 3 a levels, that being maths, further maths and physics. I am actually pretty good with studying a levels and to me its not really as difficult as it used to be and I am doing it because I love the subject.

Further then that they suggested construction apprenticeship which I know to be at least 2 years when I only need it for a year so why are they suggesting this? It is not right for me to take someone else's opportunity away to become a real worker through the apprenticeship scheme. I have found a level 2 vehicle maintenance apprenticeship as well and the money is worse then if I just get a normal retail job and at least that wouldn't involve that much work however I do want to learn about cars so that when I do eventually get on, I'll be prepared to fix problems with it plus it does have a slight engineering feel to it.

I'm just confused as to why they are suggesting this over retail which would pay more and I wouldn't have coursework to do. What are your opinions? I think this is a bit much and I think only a small percentage of people could do this but maybe I am looking at it wrong.
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(Original post by Future Physics)
The job centre are suggesting that I do an apprenticeship despite knowing i'm self studying 3 a levels, that being maths, further maths and physics. I am actually pretty good with studying a levels and to me its not really as difficult as it used to be and I am doing it because I love the subject.

Further then that they suggested construction apprenticeship which I know to be at least 2 years when I only need it for a year so why are they suggesting this? It is not right for me to take someone else's opportunity away to become a real worker through the apprenticeship scheme. I have found a level 2 vehicle maintenance apprenticeship as well and the money is worse then if I just get a normal retail job and at least that wouldn't involve that much work however I do want to learn about cars so that when I do eventually get on, I'll be prepared to fix problems with it plus it does have a slight engineering feel to it.

I'm just confused as to why they are suggesting this over retail which would pay more and I wouldn't have coursework to do. What are your opinions? I think this is a bit much and I think only a small percentage of people could do this but maybe I am looking at it wrong.
How old?
Are you on benefits?
Which benefit?
You are just self teaching A level?
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21 Job seekers and yes and it is going rather smoothly.
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