The apprenticeship is even better than I expected. It has driven me to be independent, mature and hard working. The apprenticeship is very well organised and I feel like I can really manage the balance of studies, working and home life.
There wasn’t a topic I was interested in enough to purely study for three years so it would just be a waste of money. At this point I started to search for school leaver programmes and apprenticeships. They seem to make so much more sense: you get a structured learning plan, a professional qualification, actual work experience, all while being paid a proper wage instead of racking up debt.
This apprenticeship appealed to me, as I would be doing real legal work, whilst also studying for my law degree. This structure is hugely beneficial, as most students will leave full time university with little or no work experience, and I will leave as a fully qualified lawyer, with 6 years’ experience and no university debt.