Apprenticeships

Sabrina Nuccio

struggling to choose a career

Posted: 31/08/13 by Sabrina Nuccio

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Hi My name is Sabrina, I am 17 years old, I am in sixith form and I have finished my ASLevels and in September will be starting my A2Levels. I take Health & social care double award, ICT and extended project. But I have been thinking about what I want to do after sixth form and I don't think I want to go to university, as I feel that I am more of a practical hands-on type of person. I feel that if I don't go to university that I will miss out of the whole experience but then again I feel that I may struggle with the amount of work and the structure. I am thinking of doing a apprenticeship after I have finished my A2Levels next year. But I am not sure want apprenticeship I would want to take, and I am not sure what I want to do for a career. I have done previous placement and work experience at nursery's and a lower school and I enjoy working with young children ages 0-5 and have thought about an apprenticeship in childcare but then I also like photography and I would also love to travel but that is too experience that I cannot afford. I have also been taking yoga classes and have found them very interesting and fun. But now i am stuck. My mind keeps changing from what I want to do and I am not sure what I am most passionate about, I want to have a career that I am passionate about and enjoy. I have changed my mind from from nursery teacher,artist,hair dresser,back to artist, musician,photographer,receptionist, childminder,musician again, yoga teacher, nursery teacher and photographer. I have 3 main choices go into childcare- nursery teacher, yoga teacher, or photography. but I cant decide. Any help or advice would be appreciated, also if you know of any good apprenticeships for childcare, photography, or yoga teacher.

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  • NGtU Career Advisor

    Hi Sabrina

    You do hop around a lot don't you! Although you could boil all that down to a mix of helping/teaching people and being creative so maybe teaching something creative would be worth considering. There are plenty of apprenticeships going in child care settings but they are not well paid and the prospects for getting on aren't brilliant so you should investigate primary teaching before taking the plunge. On the other hand, there are very few apprenticeships in things like photography and they are extremely competitive so without a qualification or relevant experience your chances would be slim. You could of course look into doing a course in photography as your next step.

    These links will help you get more information:

    nursery teacher

    photographer

    career planning

    Hope that helps and do get back to me if you need any further assistance!

    Chris

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  • Sabrina Nuccio

    Hi Chris
    Thank you for your help and advice! :)

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