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Opportunities other than university. What is on offer other than degrees? Employment Gap year activities Further Education Part time study Volunteer work.

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1 Opportunities other than university

2 What is on offer other than degrees? Employment Gap year activities Further Education Part time study Volunteer work Self employment

3 Degrees Thousands available every year Clearly advertised on one web site One application form for 5 degrees Clear closing date Aimed directly at A level leavers Jobs Variable numbers available Advertised in many different places. Some not advertised at all. Different application for each job Become available at different times Few aimed directly at A level leavers

4 Employment Many careers have routes through to senior levels without degrees Very few actual job vacancies specify A levels as a requirement Determination and enterprise required to find a suitable job Imagination and perseverance required to progress up to senior levels BUT it is possible.

5 The Super Jobs Prestigious companies good salaries good training good prospects aimed at A level leavers…….. but stiff competition and not in Torbay

6 Super job number 1 Accountancy KPMG – school leavers’ programme Starting salary £20, year programme with fully funded degree at Durham, Exeter or Birmingham university & full chartered accountancy qualification.

7 Super job number 2 Marks and Spencer Trainee management scheme. 18 month scheme leading to commercial management. £18,000 starting, leading to £26,000 in 18 months. Must be nationally mobile.

8 Super job number 3 Bank of England - Initial Entry Scheme A levels required - £16,500 Take 20 a year 180 ucas points required (DDD) Selection includes aptitude tests, group exercises and interview by panel.

9 Super Job number 4 Trainee Air Traffic Controller Must have five GCSEs grade C or above, including English and Maths, and be over the age of 18. Online tests and a 3 day selection process. 1 year at air traffic control college on salary of £10,000 + living allowance £29,000 start salary once fully trained

10 Super job number 5 E ngineering Good quality apprenticeships are on offer each year with part time study for qualifications up to HND/foundation degree level Companies such as Centrax and Network Rail usually recruit each year.

11 Super job number 6 Merchant Navy Several shipping companies recruit cadet deck or engineering officers. Qualifications taken part time to HND or foundation degree level Good level of GCSE maths and physics required. Must be prepared to leave home!

12 Non degree career route 1 – law Institute of Legal Executives exams offer a non degree professional route Starter jobs are usually in office admin for a solicitors ILEx training may then be offered at a later date Trainee legal executive jobs rare directly from school

13 Non degree career route 2 - accounting Association of Accounting Technician exams available to non graduates Some local accounting firms do offer trainee AAT vacancies. An office admin job for an accountants can be an alternative starting point. “Super jobs” available with top international firms

14 Non degree career Route 5 – Hospitality and tourism Starter jobs available in travel agents, tourist attractions, hotels, leisure facilities. Experience of different sectors useful for promotion Plenty of opportunities in the South West Good opportunities to work abroard.

15 Non degree career route 6 - Health Interesting and rewarding non degree jobs in healthcare - Pharmacy technician Phlebotomist Operating department practicioner Pathology technician and many more BUT – need the vacancies to be there

16 Seasonal work Many interesting and varied short term opportunities – UK and overseas Activity Leader PGL Teaching English overseas Chalet work – ski resort Camp America Fruit harvests Australia Travel reps

17 Part time study Arranged by yourself or by your employer Management and leadership Be your own boss Accounting Silversmithing Sea survival Patisserie and confectionery skills Painting and decorating Etc etc

18 Courses shorter than 3 years Foundation degrees – 2 years Diploma in Higher Education – Dip HE – 2years Further Education - Horticulture Vehicle repair Professional catering Uniformed services Etc etc

19 Open University Distance learning – from home – part time Degrees, foundation degrees, Dip HEs, stand alone modules…….. Huge range of subjects 120 credits = 1 year of full time Fee for 60 credits £2,500 Normal loans for tuition fees available

20 And don’t forget……… Army Royal Navy RAF Police

21 There is no longer a career path. It’s crazy paving. And we lay it ourselves.


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