Mental Health Awareness Week – Exam Stress.
We wanted to reach out to those individuals to tell them a few things they may not have realised about job opportunities that may alleviate the pressure they are putting themselves under.
Not everything on social media is a real account for what is reality! Never compare yourselves to others!
Yes, someone may have got a better grade than you in maths, but what you don’t know is that you got a better result in English. You’re exactly the same as them, just in a different subject…
It may come across that someone you are following on Instagram is having a great time partying and also doing well in their exams. Who’s to say the party they posted pictures about wasn’t months before their exams?
Getting a job...
This isn’t as stressful as you may think. If university isn’t for you, or you simply didn’t get the grades, we want you to know that there are other options out there for you such as apprenticeships; which is an awesome, alternative career path.
Many people believe apprenticeships are mainly for people who are less academic and are at dead end. This isn’t true, you can have all the grades under the sun and still be able to do an apprenticeship, which is the case for many. Apprenticeship qualifications can also equate to the equivalent of a degree! Yep, that’s right, a degree!
It doesn’t stop here, get this… you don’t need any previous qualifications! Therefore, if you don’t make the cut for getting into university you can do an apprenticeship and still get the equivalent to a degree.
The other bonus of doing an apprenticeship is you pay nothing for the courses, in fact you earn whilst you learn!
Here are our top reasons for doing an apprenticeship courtesy of gov.co.uk:
- Up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online at any one time.
- Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship.
- Apprentices are most satisfied with the relevance of their training (89%), the quality of training (87%), their assessment on the job (86%) and the quality of feedback (86%).
- After finishing, 7 in 10 apprentices (77%) stay with the same employer.
- 46% of apprentices had received a pay rise since completing their apprenticeship.
- 36% of higher apprentices report getting a promotion after completing their apprenticeship.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 (89%) apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship overall, and nearly three quarters (72%) were very satisfied.
- The majority (92%) of apprentices in work felt that their apprenticeship had had a positive impact on their career.