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    My boyfriend got B (maths) C (chemistry) D (physics) at A level, and then went off to study chemistry at Nottingham Trent University. He could have got better A levels, but that's all Trent asked of him and so, being a tad lazy, that's all he got. He probably could have got to a better university, but he wanted to stay local. But anyway that isn't the point, as, he passed his first year but then started to realise chemistry wasn't really for him, so he didn't bother turning up and finally, back in about february or march, he dropped out.

    He works part-time at a local hotel/ restaurant waiting functions and things, so as of dropping out he has got a few more shifts there, but it varies each week from 3 to 30 hours. He lives at home and his parents have never charged him rent or anything, and probably never will, but he knows he *needs* to get a proper job, and they really want him to. But he's never had any idea what he wants to do or what might suit him. He's quiet, and I don't think he'd make a good salesman, but I guess if he needed to communicate as part of his job he would do it. His parents recently paid about £60 (!?) for one of those career assessment things, where it tells you what kind of person you are and what you'd be suited to. I don't recall exactly what came up, but he hasn't really seemed keen on it.

    Anyway, I think we'll be together for some time and he really does need a more significant income. He hasn't got a car but he wants/ may soon need one, and if we wanted to rent a house when I finish uni obviously we'll need some money. Not to mention the fact he's nearly £10,000 in debt.

    Maths was his strongest subject at school and if he'd had a kick up the backside he could have got an A in it. He's sort of fancying accounting but neither of us have any idea how he would get into it, and he doesn't mind doing "on-the-job-training", but he doesn't want to go to another higher education institution because he said he had bad experiences with that previously. The thing is, posts on TSR seem to suggest that BBC is the requirement for most accountancy firms, and obviously he doesn't have that.

    So does anybody have any suggestions regarding the type of thing he could do that would earn him decent salary, or indeed any advice on how to get him into accounting? I want him to have a fairly respected job... I know that may reflect badly on me but I don't want to have to say to people "oh my partner's a bin man/ waiter/ sales assistant..."
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    accountancy?he'd have to do a couple a years training while on the job i think...good that you are trying to inspire him to sort himself out,but make sure you don't do all the work for him...boys can be so lazy :P
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    your signature doesn't do your grades justice, try and summarise it more so that people can actually see how well you did.
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    (Original post by Vazzyb)
    your signature doesn't do your grades justice, try and summarise it more so that people can actually see how well you did.
    erm right, thank you...
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    Lots of people get good jobs after just doing GCSEs, and I wouldn't call BCD poor A-levels (maybe if he got in the region of CDD-UUU), so I'm sure that there are plenty of things he can do... or he could reapply for uni for a different course, perhaps?

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    your signature doesn't do your grades justice, try and summarise it more so that people can actually see how well you did.
    Or just get rid of them, and definitely get rid of the after getting "only" 273/300 in AS Further Maths? Makes people want to hate you, y'know?
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    Look on the AAT website, they provide details of employers wanting trainee accountants at school leaver level
    Check out your local council jobs, trainee accounting for your local council requires 2 a levels maximum usually, wage also starts significantly higher
    Write/ring to local firms within your area explaining a little about yourself and if they can help you
    Ring your local careers service, Connexions for England (I think...) they should be able to help too

    All these options vary in wage (9-14k) and he may have to go to day release at a college or one night per a week
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    (Original post by heartofengland)
    Well Accountancy at top 30 would not only need BBB but a 2.1 in a decent subject, some of these companies e.g. big4 do have training contracts for those who have just done alevels, but even these are very competitive as those who could but dont want to go to decent unis apply. I think his best bet is approaching local accountancy firms to sponsor him to do the ACCA or more likely the AAT first, but in the current climate this will be impossible imo and he probably needs to also apply to businesses in general and then get some sponsorship to study. Also the ACCA isnt easy and takes alot of work, if hes lazy and cant even handle Trent, he will probably struggle passing.

    jus noticed ur sig ur going to imperial...well im sure u can do alot better than him (no offense lol)
    He's clever he just doesn't shine academically. And I guess I prefer being with someone who won't outshine me in that respect- plus he doesn't mind it being that way.

    Back on subject, we figured it might be a hard profession for him to get into, that's why I was wondering if there were any other suggestions that aren't accountancy. Since he has no idea what he wants, anything could be a possibility lol.
 
 
 
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