It's nice to see in this article so many travel companies considering apprenticeships schemes to give young people who decided against university a chance. In my eyes apprenticeships are definitely worth while for both candidate and client. 

Leaving school without a clear idea of what I wanted to work as I decided against going to university unlike a lot of my friends. Needless to say the debts may have put me off as well. All I knew is I wanted to work up London, I always had. Although it wasn't as easy as I anticipated after application after application I was told I needed experience. It wasn't until I was offered an apprenticeship scheme which meant I'd be gaining a qualification as well as experience, that I got my 'big break'. After one year I'd learnt so much, experienced working life and was even approached for the role I'm at now!