I feel like the highest wage rate you get without uni is £9-£10 an hour or £12 but

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thats hard and rare. Is this true?
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thats hard and rare. Is this true?
I know a couple people who skipped uni who make 6 figures.

Went and got an apprenticeship, then went self employed.
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And your suggestion is founded upon what evidence?
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And your suggestion is founded upon what evidence?
its more of a generalisation because none of my siblings went to uni apart from the eldest one and she went after studying a BTEC at college, and even then she didn’t find a job in the field she wanted as she works in retail and did a degree in business marketing, my siblings didn’t go to uni and they work in retail, NHS and security, with security being the only one paying what a graduate could earn or a lot of money, like he earns k. the others pay £7.41 an hour part time job, £10 an hour (even after apprenticeship) and I earn £6.56 (minimum wage) an hour (without uni) because its my first job and I am working 25 hours with 2 days working, 3 days studying. My brother says you can get £12 an hour (without uni) but thats rare, otherwise top is £10 an hour (if not in security). My brother in law did a degree after doing a BTEC at college and studied business at uni, didn’t find a job in his career sector and got into security earning k.

I would think whether you get a decent job/graduate job after uni depends on the degree you do, like if you do psychology at uni you can be a therapist and earn a lot more than minimum wage.
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My electrician charges me £85 per hour for labour
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its more of a generalisation because none of my siblings went to uni apart from the eldest one and she went after studying a BTEC at college, and even then she didn’t find a job in the field she wanted as she works in retail and did a degree in business marketing, my siblings didn’t go to uni and they work in retail, NHS and security, with security being the only one paying what a graduate could earn or a lot of money, like he earns k. the others pay £7.41 an hour part time job, £10 an hour (even after apprenticeship) and I earn £6.56 (minimum wage) an hour (without uni) because its my first job and I am working 25 hours with 2 days working, 3 days studying. My brother says you can get £12 an hour (if not in security) but thats rare, otherwise top is £10 an hour. My brother in law did a degree after doing a BTEC at college and studied business at uni, didn’t find a job in his career sector and got into security earning k.

I would think whether you get a decent job/graduate job after uni depends on the degree you do, like if you do psychology at uni you can be a therapist and earn a lot more than minimum wage.
There's many jobs that you can get without a degree that pay well. If you have the determination, ambition and relevant skills, you can easily earn much more than £12/hour without having a degree. Lots of different routes that one can take.
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There's plenty of jobs that pay decent money that do not require you to go to uni.

Also, uni doesn't guarantee you a good job. Some jobs that require a degree pay good money, yes. But others don't. Depending on what you study you aren't even guaranteed a job in the career area you studied.

The idea that you have to go to uni to get a decent paying job is a load of rubbish.
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There's many jobs that you can get without a degree that pay well. If you have the determination, ambition and relevant skills, you can easily earn much more than £12/hour without having a degree. Lots of different routes that one can take.
Other than the apprenticeship route, what other route is there?
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Other than the apprenticeship route, what other route is there?
Just look for better jobs tbh
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Other than the apprenticeship route, what other route is there?
On-job training; self-taught (e.g. coding skills); self-employment; professional qualifications and certifications; e.g. Cisco network certifications, AAT, etc); general experience, among other routes. If you have self-discipline, self-vision and determination, among other things, there’s no reason why you can’t get to wherever you want to be if you’re patient. A career is not something that’s built overnight.
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Other than the apprenticeship route, what other route is there?
If you learn a trade (e.g. plumbing, electrician, carpentry, mechanic etc etc etc) you can earn decent money.
I know it's a iffy industry at the moment but working in the travel industry as well you can get decent money. My sister gets quite a bit of comission when she sells holidays.
Quite a few of these jobs just require the relevant courses at college or an apprenticeship.
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Well I'm a Gardener by trade, I have an HND and other vocational stuff but no degree, and I make about £15 an hour, £20 at a push for the harder jobs.
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My friend has a part time job which pays £20+ per hour - and that’s whilst they’re still at uni, so no degree required.
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