General Article Apprenticeship vs university

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We think university is great. It can open up a world of possibilities, allow you to explore a subject you’re passionate about and give you access to a whole range of careers. Equally, as you can guess, we’re pretty passionate about apprenticeships. They give you the chance to head straight into work, whilst picking up qualifications and receiving a wage.

It’s not that one is better than the other; you just need to figure out which route is the most suited to you. That’s why we’d hesitate to make grand sweeping claims about how apprenticeships are better than university or vice versa. What we can do is help you weigh up your choices.


So how do you choose between the two?

OK, so let’s do a little myth-busting and sweep those cobwebs of misconception away. First of all, choosing the apprenticeship route doesn’t mean that you are turning your back on a university education. Apprentices can still go to university and study for higher qualifications. A Higher Apprenticeship, for ins...

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