If you’re leaving school and have decided that you don’t want to go to university, you’re probably feeling confused about your options. Going straight into the world of work can be daunting, especially if your friends have other plans. Don’t let this worry you.
You might be surprised to hear that 1 in 5 people quit their university course within the first year. This is likely because people don’t feel like there is an alternative to university, or haven’t done enough research into their other options.
You’ll be happy to hear that there are actually plenty of other options to university, and some of them are even better than getting a degree. If you’re still eager to learn new things, want to earn a good salary and do rewarding work, you might be interested in pursuing a trade career.
This infographic created by Saxton Blades looks at some of the reasons why a university might not be for you and presents the top 7 trade careers that don’t require a degree. If you’re someone who is creative, loves learning practical skills and is looking for a successful career, one of these trade jobs could be perfect for you.
Learning a trade is not only extremely rewarding but also makes you very employable. The 7 trade careers on this infographic all have great opportunities for progression, meaning you can earn a living without the student debt some of your peers will be faced with.