Rue Itzinger

Aug 21 2020

What to do next after deciding not to go to university

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It’s that time of year! It’s a couple of weeks after students were awarded their A-Level results (and the less said about the algorithm, the better!) and now that the results are in many young people are deciding what the next steps in their career look like. For many, it will be heading to university. But many students will quite rightly decide university is not for them – so what next? Here’s some options available to you:

Entry level roles. Where do you get the experience if you’ve never had a job, right? Luckily many employers do offer entry level roles that don’t require any previous experience, and may even offer training.

Find an alternative way to learn. Many young people ready to leave full time education aged 18 but still want to widen their options. Opportunities such as internships or apprenticeships offer young people the chance to continue learning whilst gaining practical experience in the workplace. There’s countless of options out there, so do your research!

Not ready to work just yet? If you’re still thinking about what you’d like to do long term, you could use your free time to do some volunteering for a cause you are passionate about, or go travelling if safe to do so – You could even take on temporary work whilst pursuing your interests and add some incredible and unique experiences to your CV!

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