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Wondering what skills you might need before you start your career?

Thinking about an apprenticeship but not sure what to expect? Considering university and if it’s right for you? 

We’re here to help!

Browse our guidance on choosing further education, an apprenticeship or starting work, and watch some of our team discussing the career choices they made and why they made them. And make sure you take our “What’s Next?” Quiz to help your decisions, too.

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University

University

There’s plenty of reasons to consider going to university. A degree can improve your career prospects and employability. The time spent at university gives you chance to really explore your chosen subject and decide what you want to pursue as a career. Plus, you’ll meet new people, get a lot more confident and independent, and get to study what you love.

If you’re thinking about applying for university, find out more here

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College

College

Get in shape for university, or gain employability skills, by studying for more qualifications after your secondary education comes to an end.

If you’re aiming towards university, consider studying A-levels, or, if you’re in Scotland, go for your Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers.

If you’re thinking about starting work, BTEC diplomas, NVQ’s, Technical Levels and the new TechBac are amongst your options.

Discover some of the options here.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Why not combine study and employment and do an apprenticeship? You’ll earn a competitive salary whilst getting great experience and skills, and you can gain qualifications from GCSE equivalents up to degree level.
Apprenticeships are available with companies across a huge range of industries.

Find out more about Apprentices here.

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Work

Work

If you think ready for work, there lots of support to help you. If you’ve a clear idea of the industry you want to work in, do your research and see what kind or role might suit you. Offer to do work experience or an internship in a company that interests you, or consider a part-time role to get started. Recruitment agencies can help with finding a role, or you might want to start working for yourself. There’s lots of possibilities.

Find careers advice here.

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What's Next?

Try our quiz to help you decide what’s next in your career journey.

Based on your answers, we’ll put together a set of downloadable resources to help you.

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