According to magazine Future-Mag, over half (54 per cent) of graduates say they would think again about choosing university as a path to a job.
So whether you’re reconsidering uni after results day, or simply looking for an alternative option to a degree, these are 11 paths you could choose without the need for higher education.
5. Computer forensic analyst (cyber security)
In this role, you’ll investigate and thwart cyber crime - a growing criminal enterprise. Cyber security higher apprenticeships (level 4) are offered by major infrastructure and energy companies and the security services. Pay ranges from £20,000 to £60,000.
6. Estate Agent
To become an Estate Agent, you may be able to start on an intermediate apprenticeship as a junior estate agent, or as a trainee sales negotiator - learning on the job. Many Estate Agents work on commission, and salary ranges between £15,000 to £40,000.
7. Police officer
Policing is another profession which the government are very keen to recruit in. There’s no formal education requirement for direct application, but you’ll have to be physically and mentally fit. For apprenticeships there are some educational requirements. Pay ranges between £20,000 and £60,000.
As a PR Officer, you’ll help to manage an organisation’s public image and reputation. There’s no set entry route, but you can do a public relations assistant higher apprenticeship to get started. There is an educational requirement and pay ranges between £18,000 and £90,000.
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