On the day I got my results I was happy as I had done better than I had expected. It made all the work seem worth it, the revision sessions and home studying had paid off. I achieved the grades I needed to attend my chosen college course in fashion and textiles. My plan was to go to college for 2 years then apply for Central St. Martin’s College of Arts and Design to sign up to a fashion course.
However after attending college for 2 months I realised that it wasn’t for me. I gave it a few weeks to make up my mind whether I would be leaving and decide what I would do if I did leave. That’s how I came to find out about apprenticeships. I wasn’t disheartened that I didn’t enjoy college as once I had all the information I needed about apprenticeships I knew it was the right option for me.
I would say to someone is having second thoughts about what to do next, not to worry. Something may not work out but there are always alternatives. I also found it really useful speaking to a careers advisor for some guidance on where to look for apprenticeships and interview techniques. There are loads of free advice services available to school leavers on what to do next you just need to make sure you use the services available to you. You may not come away from it with the answer you expected but they can help you to think about what is right for you and how to go about it.