Not all young people want to go to University or College. Thankfully, there are now lots of options to choose from to make sure you get good experience and in some cases qualifications as well, if you decide Uni's not for you. We ran a competition over the last month encouraging anyone doing something positive instead of going to University to tell us what they're up to. We had some fantastic responses! We decided to put the spotlight on a few of them to hear their stories. Who knows, they might inspire you to do something different :)
Our winner.... Lorelle Lambert
"I decided to do an apprenticeship rather than going to Uni as I didn't know what I wanted to do, and I didn't want to choose a subject in Uni I wasn't 100% passionate about. I also wanted to make sure I would find a course suited to me as I struggled with exams in college. I am currently digital apprentice for UK Youth, which requires me to handle the social networking, help develop the website and to do lots of creative design work - at the end of my placement I'll receive a Level 3 in digital and creative media. During my time with UK Youth I spent 3 months in Malawi, Africa. Spreading awareness on HIV/aids. I am also an event host/compere and radio presenter on Reprezent radio 107.3FM every Friday from 7-9pm!"