One of the main reasons I chose to join The Juice Academy and not go to university to gain a degree was because of the costs involved.
University costs £9,000 a year just for accommodation and studies, let alone the costs of food and of course, drink!
The student loan system is in place but I know many students that fail to comply by the rules and their standard of living suffers.
Now I’m doing an apprenticeship, I am not only gaining valuable experience working day-to-day but I am also gaining a qualification AND earning. At the end of my apprenticeship I will be debt free and may also be offered a full time job, so I can continue my career in the working world.
When I put The Juice Academy idea towards my Mum and Dad they weren’t too keen at first – they wanted me to go to university.
But after I told them about what The Academy offers and what I get out of the programme, they quickly changed their minds.
University was not the only option for me and the quality of the companies which The Academy works with and offers to its apprentices is astonishing – the type of companies an apprentice can only dream of working for. Well-known and established brands that are sustainable and always growing.
I personally couldn’t be happier working with The Academy and my company. I am being treated like an adult and performing day-to-day tasks that people depend on, which gives me huge satisfaction.