‘I think if you are deemed bright nobody mentions apprenticeships because there seems to be the notion that they’re for less able young people, which isn’t true.’
Alexa Moore from Kidderminster is concerned that young people are too often steered towards university, without being made aware that apprenticeships are an equally valuable alternative.
Her story was broadcast on ITV News Central on Thursday 3rd December.
In the TV piece, the 24-year-old says she feels the time she spent in the workplace counted for more than her studies.
‘I did a degree, however when I went to my job interview they wanted to hear about the experiences I’d had in employment and voluntary work. That’s what actually got me the job with my current company,’ Alexa explains.
‘Young people are pushed towards going to university.
‘I do feel that teachers should be telling young people about apprenticeships.’