School leavers better of with an apprenticeship

There was an interesting article published in the Daily Telegraph today suggesting that “School leavers are ‘better off training for a trade than going to university

The article suggests that the previous theory that graduates had greater earning power than non graduates is quickly diminishing.

We have known for some time that the apprenticeship route offers many advantages over university. Apprentices earn and learn and will not find themselves in the type of debt that their counterparts do when they leave university.

Many larger businesses are now also seeing the merits of employing an apprentice and this is being reflected in the levels of vacancies being offered.