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notgoingtouni was established in 2008 to help young people make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of the traditional university route such as apprenticeships, foundation degrees, diplomas, NVQ's, gap years, volunteering, distance learning and jobs.

We provide a platform for young people to engage with employers & training providers and discover that you can lead a success career without university!


Half Price Travel for Apprentices in the West Midlands

Network West Midlands has just launched a scheme which gives apprentices and trainees aged 16-18 half price travel to get to work.

From 1 October 2017, the West Midlands’ 16-18 photocard scheme, which gives 16-18 year olds in full time education access to child priced travel, has been extended to include those who are in an apprenticeship, training or work.

Thiswill allow 31,000 young people to pay child prices, saving up to 50% on most tickets.

You can become a top Chartered Surveyor without going to uni

The property industry is in desperate need of young talented professionals with the aptitude to become the next generation of leaders and experts in their field. Not going to Uni could be one of the best decisions you make in your journey to achieving this. Becoming a Chartered Surveyor is not easy - there’s no doubting that. However, working whilst you learn could place you well ahead of the competition and give you the leverage to boost your career at an early stage.

Explore the world by choosing a career that offers relocation

Going down an employment path that offers relocation options could be a great way to fulfil your travel ambitions while still developing your career.

After feeling the shackles of education for the majority of your life so far — being tied down to the same place for so many years — it’s only natural that you might feel the urge to travel or start fantasising about a gap year.

Gap years – the financial struggle

Veterinary nursing students share their research with industry at BVNA Congress!

Five Hartpury Veterinary Nursing graduates showcased their work at the recent British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Congress after their research posters were selected for presentation.The national scale event, which is a key date in the veterinary calendar, was held at Telford International Centre in Shropshire.

Why Businesses Need Apprentices

In these times of financial uncertainty businesses need to hedge their bets and make reliable business decisions; and for many businesses apprenticeships are the answer. Below, The Source Skills Academy runs through some of the advantages to businesses of taking on an apprentice and how they tick some key boxes for many companies who are looking to expand or to invest in the future:

Apprenticeships Are Cheap


Case studies

BBC Bitesize are looking for 16-24 year olds to be part of a new campaign We are looking for people who have taken different routes, maybe things have not gone to plan, didn’t get the results you needed/expected.... Read more


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