The cap on uni places is being lifted. But should you go?Posted: 11th of May 2015 by
The new government has promised to scrap the cap on the number of university places that can be offered. This means that more young people will be able to attend university than before. Is this a good thing though?
In 2013, there were 12 million graduates in the UK and nearly half of those who were in employment were working in non-graduate roles. The question is; will an increase in university graduates simply lead to more young people working in non-graduate roles whilst suffering massive debt after studying for a degree that is of no use to them?
Will going to uni pay off?
Whether you’re considering a Higher Degree, Foundation Degree, higher level Certificate / Diploma, HND or HNC, all of which will lead to you being classed as a graduate, you want to know that your investment will pay off.
So, which subjects come top of the list? — Here’s the lowdown on which subjects have the highest employment rates and the best pay.
According to the office of national statistics and the AAT / CEBR report into university education, graduates from STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) are more likely to be employed six months after graduating than graduates of other subjects.
The truth is that some full time university degree courses result in a great deal of debt and less chance of being in full time employment in the same field within six months of graduating than others. It is also the case that graduates of some fields of study are likely to earn higher average salaries than graduates of other subjects.
In this respect some young people may be better off undertaking an apprenticeship than studying full time at university for a degree. The good news is that the creation of degree apprenticeships starting this September means that you do not need to choose between the two – there is indeed an option to do an apprenticeship whilst gaining a degree without the accumulation of fees. You can find out about new degree apprenticeships here.
When you are looking for an apprenticeship, or your first job, it’s probable that most of your attention will be focused on landing the role. ...
Applying for an apprenticeship can be a very competitive process and many organisations use video interviews as an initial screening process. Most...