We answer the two most common worries when A-level results arrive and share tips on getting an apprenticeship

MORE than 500,000 teenagers discovered their A-level outcomes yesterday – however you don’t need to get an A* to be a star.

In actual fact, even for these with good outcomes, college isn’t the be all and finish all, with simply 24 per cent of employers preferring to rent graduates.

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Certainly, 49 per cent would fairly select an applicant with a related apprenticeship beneath their belt, in keeping with a brand new examine by the Affiliation of Accounting Technicians.

This implies you possibly can nonetheless get on to the correct profession path with out getting the marks — or the scholar debt.

We’ve got teamed up with the Nationwide Careers Service Examination Outcomes Helpline to reply two of the commonest worries after the outcomes arrive.

I didn’t get the outcomes I wished – I’m devastated.

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Bear in mind, every thing shall be OK. If you happen to don’t get the grades you anticipated, it might be fairly a shock however the very best factor you are able to do is keep calm and focus your vitality on determining your subsequent steps.

Search recommendation from the consultants, as a result of whereas households, mates and academics are well-meaning they gained’t essentially know all of the choices.

Name our free Examination Outcomes Helpline on 0800 100 900. It’s open 8am-10pm, seven days per week. In case your coronary heart is ready on college however you’ve misplaced your conditional presents, attempt clearing.

Final yr, virtually 65,000 college students discovered a spot. Go to digital.ucas.com/search — however be fast as programs replenish quick.

My outcomes are higher than I anticipated – what do I do now?

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Discover any new choices. Take into account a unique uni, or diploma apprenticeships the place employers pay so that you can examine when you work for them.

However if you wish to stick with your unique plan, perform the ending touches — settle for your uni or school place or apply for an apprenticeship.

Get the monetary help you want in place and be sure you are prepared to start out the brand new educational yr or the subsequent a part of your profession journey.

And have a good time your success — spend time having fun with the second with family members.

Tech expertise

ALICE Armstrong is among the many first folks to coach as a software program developer on an apprenticeship as an alternative of going to college.

The 26-year-old, of Newham, East London, acquired a spot on the Makers Academy software program engineering coaching scheme.

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Alice Armstrong is among the many first to coach as a software program developer on an apprenticeship as an alternative of going to college[/caption]

Alice says: “Coding apprenticeships shall be very fashionable sooner or later, due to how accessible it makes the business for individuals who didn’t think about it an choice earlier.”

Makers Academy graduates can count on to earn between £30,000 and £35,000 in London for his or her first job. These participating in Makers Apprenticeships earn round £18,000 to £25,000 whereas getting a yr’s coaching.

See makers.tech/become/apprentice.

The right way to turn into an apprentice

APPRENTICESHIPS and Abilities Minister Anne Milton says:

I need to say an enormous congratulations to everybody receiving their outcomes this week.

I additionally need to let you realize there are extra selections for you and methods to get into work than ever.

There are actually high-quality apprenticeships out there in a spread of thrilling industries together with aerospace, vogue, nuclear and educating – and as much as diploma stage, too.

Doing an apprenticeship means you possibly can earn when you study and get a headstart within the office over your friends. What’s to not like?

Name the Nationwide Apprenticeships Service helpline on 0800 100 900, or take a look at our Discover An Apprenticeship service on gov.uk.

First work issues …solved

FINDING your first job shouldn’t be taxing.

At accounting large BDO there are 360 apprentice and graduate positions out there in tax, audit, advisory and enterprise companies and outsourcing.

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Accounting large BDO there are 360 apprentice and graduate positions out there[/caption]

It has jobs in 18 areas throughout the UK and A-level leavers want three grades A* to C, excluding normal research and prolonged tasks. Additionally, you will want an A* to C at GCSE in maths and English language.

Teresa Payne, from BDO, mentioned: “Trainees are integral to the continued success of our agency. At BDO we worth them for the abilities and vitality they carry. We search for people who find themselves hungry to study and impressed to attain their full potential.”

Apply at bdoearlyincareer.co.uk by November 30.

Go NATS for air visitors jobs

TOP air-traffic controllers can earn as much as£100,000 – however solely six per cent of college leavers have been suggested on aviation jobs.

The UK’s essential air-traffic service supplier NATS has launched a marketing campaign to get extra college students cleared for take-off.

Katie Foster, head of individuals companies at NATS, says: “We’re working this recruitment drive as a result of air visitors is on the rise.

“It could be nice if extra colleges and faculties have been making younger folks conscious of the vary of careers out there in aviation, significantly air-traffic management.”

Trainees begin on a fundamental £17,000 wage together with a advantages bundle, rising to £37,000 when you full coaching.

To use, see nats.aero/careers/trainee-air-traffic-controllers.

Co-op that job

SHOPPING round for work? Attempt the Co-op’s retail apprenticeships.

Trainees obtain as much as 100 per cent of the equal retailer function, which means you pocket extra money, with a assured job on the finish.

You may even go on to review for a debt-free diploma.

Helen Webb, from Co-op, says: “When you have a real ardour for customer support, a willingness to study and a powerful sense of group, then Co-op want to hear from you.”

The Co-op has 90 vacancies. Apply at jobs.coop.co.uk/our-roles/apprentices by August 23.

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