If you missed part 1 click here.
University has never really appealed to me, their was a short time when everyone else was applying that I thought maybe I ought to jump on the bandwagon. Honestly I feel like I’m not ready for Uni right now, but maybe in a few years I’ll be ready.
My plan is to do an apprenticeship (I haven’t decided in what field though???). I know you might be thinking ‘errr really…’, Apprenticeships get a lot of slack: ‘a cheap poole of labour’, employees in false consciousness to their exploitation, easy to hire and fire, pointless qualifications, long hours low pay (and the list goes on)…
Its not true for all apprenticeships (that’s all I’m going to comment, as if I go into any more detail, this post is going to turn into a very looooong essay!)
The kind of apprentice I’m looking for is:
- In my city (unless they provide accommodation, as I won’t be able to afford to move away from home).
- Lasts for at least 2 years but preferably 3 or 4 (I like the idea of planning out the next few years of my life and I’m not a big fan of spontaneity).
- A higher apprenticeship (they require A levels which I’ll have completed in a few months).
- One that on completion will leave me with good experience or even a job and a qualification respected by other employers.
Tommorow I’ll be posting the last section: ‘What do you want to be? part3’