Do what you want to do, not what they think you should do
As a teenager, there’s nothing worse than being told what you can and can’t do.
I know my parents only wanted what was best for me, but after being endlessly told that University was the best (and only) option for me, I decided that I wouldn’t be dragged through the following three years kicking and screaming.
I needed to take my life into my own hands and decide what I wanted to do, not what everyone else wanted me to do.
Apprenticeships are (wrongly) considered to be a last resort for a career and I can assure you there will be people that turn their noses up, assuming you didn’t quite ‘make the grade’.
But this shouldn’t be the case anymore.
Don’t take comfort in the idea that you’ll be guaranteed a full time job with your degree. This is NOT the case anymore, so why should apprenticeships be considered as a drop out thing?