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My Future !!

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
right not sure this will get any comments but.....

iam currently doing my GCSE's in school and is finishing in june and starting collage in september on a 2-3 year collage course on motor vechile mechanics and was wondering after finishing that course what is better to do, get a apprenticeship or go straight into work ?
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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If you're going to do an apprenticeship, I don't think there is any need to do the 2-3 year college course. Apprenticeships are working whilst learning, you would probably be working 4 days a week and going to college 1 day a week.
#2
Having almost completed my first year at uni, I've seen my friends all go down different routes.

If you can get an apprenticeship, go for it. It will offer many more opportunities. Those who have gone straight into work tend to get a dead end job which they hate, low pay, quit, spend ages doing nothing, find a new job and repeat...

Edit: Misread the OP. Apologies. With the college course, you're much better suited to go straight to work, although if you want to specify in a certain area an apprenticeship wouldn't hurt...

Edited By: emhaslam on Apr 26, 2011 23:58
5 Likes #3
thats gunna be a big collage if it takes 2-3 years!
#4
Maybe you could find a part time job at a local garage whilst you do your college course? Then when you've done the course maybe they'll take you on a full time mechanic? Maybe you could start your own garage - go into business with a mate you meet on the course.
#5
my vote goes for apprenticeships. I suppose it would give you more skills and opportunities as opposed to work.
#6
thanks everyone for the feed back, i was looking for a apprenticeship to start with but have been slightly put off by peoples comments about it. Then i came acroos the certain course that sounded right for me, its a 3 day a week course anyway so was thinking about gettin a part time job for a little extra cash on the side and maybe that could be in a garage for more experience. oldmanhouse; i was thinking about creating my own buisness to and maybe if i make it expand into a national company but still quiet a long way to go yet but thanks again everyone for the comments. much appreticated :)
#7
I would look into going down the aprenteship route, as it is work based, and a hell of alot more relevent to the actual career you want than most college courses.
#8
Ruscoe21
thats gunna be a big collage if it takes 2-3 years!

lmao
#9
bebzymufc
thanks everyone for the feed back, i was looking for a apprenticeship to start with but have been slightly put off by peoples comments about it. Then i came acroos the certain course that sounded right for me, its a 3 day a week course anyway so was thinking about gettin a part time job for a little extra cash on the side and maybe that could be in a garage for more experience. oldmanhouse; i was thinking about creating my own buisness to and maybe if i make it expand into a national company but still quiet a long way to go yet but thanks again everyone for the comments. much appreticated :)

Don't get too ahead of yourself!!! lol :) Concentrate on the present, and the future will sort itself out
#10
Go for the apprenticeship and try and get into a decent one straight after school.

I wish I did that when I left school in 2005. However, I did 3 years at Sixth Form and now starting my fourth and final year of a History degree. What am I going to get out of it other than a piece of paper saying a 2:2 or 2:1 degree? Nothing.

I wish I didn't listen to my parents who told me I should do the academic course that I am best at. By the time I got through my first and second year of Uni I realised how different the History course was compared to Sixth Form. I enjoyed the engaging discussions at Sixth Form but at Uni it became a bore. The lecturers don't teach me anything and the seminars are full off hungover louts who don't do any preparation. I could have done this course without ever going to one seminar by just printing off the lecture notes available online and doing the seminar reading provided via the module handbook.

As it's quite a restricted degree - either work in library, museum (probably requires a Masters) or teaching (requires a future course - and I've had enough of education) there is not much I can do.
I'm going to have to go full time at my part time job and just hope something else comes up which a thousand others will be going for.

So if you're not 100% sure that academic education is for you then don't do it. Save the money from student loans and hassle of still being treated like a child. Get involved with a decent apprenticeship and go from there.
#11
i'd also think about taking an English exam too ... one that helps with your spelling :p
1 Like #12
I'd get an apprenticeship asap and forget about the college course, I don't see the point in doing a 2-3 year college course and then starting an apprenticeship, it'll be like restarting again and you will soon get bored of going over the same stuff again. An apprenticeship will probably also give you better qualifications than this college course which will be useful when you want to move on.
#13
British Gas are looking for apprentices at this very moment. Worse companies you could work for than them.

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