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'Choose apprenticeships over university' students told

A-level top grades have dropped for the second year in a row. So what options are available for students who may have missed out on a University place?

Well Spencer Mehlman, author of website 'Not Going to Uni', is urging young people to look again at apprenticeships - as a whole range of schemes in management, media and engineering are on offer.

Spencer told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money: 'A degree doesn't necessarily guarantee a great job... but with an apprenticeship you're actually getting a salary and working towards getting a nationally recognised qualification.'

He added, 'There's a whole raft of industries that can see that young people are the future for them - so I would encourage people to have a look at not going to Uni.'

  • 15 Aug 2013
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