Ian Harper, chief executive of ATG Training, said that there are many young people who a few years ago would have just gone straight from school to university, just as a matter of course.
"What we are seeing now is an increasing number of young people stopping school at 18 after thinking about what they want to do because going to university might not be the right thing," he explained.
They might not need a degree to go into their particular career or it might not be the right time for them to go to university or the costs are too high, the expert explained.
"All of these things tend to be cyclical. What we've seen, certainly with young people that we deal with, (is that) they are making much more intelligent decisions," Mr Harper continued.
For young people entering the world of work for the first time, he advised talking to a good careers advisor, then consulting as many different colleges and training providers as they can and not going with the first thing that they are told.
Whether they go to a company that will give them an apprenticeship or they decide to go to university, people need to look at all the options because there are now many different routes available, he advised.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: Salespeak News