Apprenticeships: key facts and figures. (photo: ABM Industries, Inc.)
Apprenticeships: key facts and figures.
24.08.2017, 12:54

A Viable Alternative to A-Levels

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Although A-Levels followed by university will be the automatic choice for hundreds of thousands of teenagers receiving GCSE results in the UK today, ABM is championing apprenticeships as a compelling alternative to degrees.

With hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK receiving their GCSE results today, young people will be considering which path to take towards a rewarding career. Whilst A-Levels followed by University may be the preferred choice for most, apprenticeships offer distinctive advantages and value that is often overlooked. 

Leading by example: ABM UK group managing director Andy Donnell is himself a former apprentice.
Leading by example: ABM UK group managing director Andy Donnell is himself a former apprentice. © ABM Industries, Inc.

In many cases completing an apprenticeship can be as beneficial, if not more so, than a degree and it is a route that facilities management services provider ABM UK wants to champion. 


With University students typically paying £9,000 per year in tuition fees, and starting their first role shouldering massive debts; apprenticeships are a viable and cost-effective alternative.


Andy Donnell, group managing director of ABM UK, comments: "As a former apprentice electrician myself, I see apprenticeships as a great opportunity for individuals to start a career, rather than just a job.


"An apprenticeship gives driven youngsters the opportunity to earn while they learn; the chance to continually upskill and gain invaluable, practical and specific industry experience."








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