Accountancy Apprentice Jamie Jones
For nineteen-year-old Jamie Jones, an apprenticeship offered him a route to becoming a chartered accountant without having to go to university.
He said: “The thought of going to university and getting into debt didn’t appeal to me and I wanted to gain work experience rather than being stuck in a learning environment.
“The apprenticeship offered me what I needed. I am learning on the job and have the support of the college.
“I thought you had to go to university to become a chartered accountant but you don’t, and in a way this is a quicker route as I am gaining my experience and qualifications at the same time.
“I have recommended it to other people and my brother, who is about to leave school, is going to follow the same path as me. An apprenticeship is definitely worth doing if you don’t want to go to university.”