David Allison former teacher and Founder of GetMyFirstJob.co.uk, believes that even high achieving A-level students are choosing alternative routes, like apprenticeships, into careers that were unavailable a few years ago.
He said: “More needs to be done in schools and colleges to ensure that every young person is fully aware of all the excellent options available to them after GCSEs, including apprenticeships — which provide opportunities in numerous sectors that are either not accessible through academic courses or will provide a much more effective career path.
“It is important now than ever to raise awareness of alternative career routes, with the change to AS levels coming into effect in the next academic year, as young people won’t necessarily have that early indication that they should be exploring a wider range of options. With new industry apprenticeships and higher degree apprenticeships becoming available all the time, there has never been more choice and opportunity for young people.”
The full article was originally published by We Are The City.