A recent study conducted by the Social Mobility Commission found that an academic qualification (such as a typical University degree) isn’t the most important factor when it comes to your earning potential.
Choosing a vocational or academic course that is closely related to your current or future field is the best way to ensure higher earnings across the course of your career, says the study. For men in particular, vocational studies such as apprenticeships often reap greater benefits than academic, theory-based courses as they enter the higher levels of the workforce. This was especially important in careers such as construction and manufacturing.
To look for an apprenticeship that could suit you, have a look at www.findcourses.co.uk – they have information on a range of apprenticeships and how they can be accessed.