As part of the Gateway programme I would volunteer one day a week with PFS Engineering. I had a casual chat with the General Manager and he shared his story on how he started as a tradesman doing an apprenticeship and became the GM for a highly reputable engineering company. It made me think. I did some research online and decided to do an engineering apprenticeship instead of going to university. And gaining real work experience while you earn and learn has just been amazing!
I feel doing one gives you a strong base for your career pathway and future, which is awesome. My company allows me to develop different skills and in different environments.
Show what you have learned and built up and people won’t even ask if you have a degree. Concentrate on your passion and if you love engineering, I recommend you do an apprenticeship. You won’t regret it. Trust me.