Category Archives: Degree Apprenticeships

Conventional Education is No Longer the Sure Route to a Career or Job

Degrees area a commodity that don't guarantee career success. A Degree Doesn’t Provide Career Certainty Any Longer. >50% of Young People in the UK are going to University. So a Degree Has Become a Commodity.

And if employers can’t differentiate between graduates what value has a degree? Worse still some Graduate Entry Schemes no longer require a degree. And with debts for Higher Education soaring then a degree is less attractive.

To learn more about why conventional education isn’t fit for purpose read my recent article on FE News. See the link below.


Parents Don’t Understand Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are a mystery to some parentsIn my latest exclusive for FE News I look at Degree Apprenticeships and learn the dire truth based on the latest survey.

The recent CMI-commissioned Degree Apprenticeship survey, carried out by Populus, makes interesting reading.

It seems that, 83% of the 1003 parents interviewed would, if in their child’s position, prefer to take a Degree Apprenticeship with a major company over going to Oxbridge. They also believe a Degree Apprenticeship will offer better job prospects than a traditional university degree.

With the average graduate allegedly shouldering the burden of a £40,000 debt, this is clearly a factor that contributes to these findings.
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