Vocation, Vocation, Vocation! Statistics
Are vocational Courses the answer to job satisfaction and financial independence?
Research released today has shown that those in vocational courses, where you ‘earn while you learn’ are set upon a much more likely path to financial independence, job satisfaction and security!
Students who do this are likely to earn nearly £9,000 per year between the ages of 16 and 18, and not only do they feel the benefits of on-the-job training within their workplaces, but are shown to enjoy much more financial benefits too.
In fact, according to this research, vocational students are twice as likely to own their own home than their traditional University-path equivalents, whilst 40% own their own car and a third report that they are able to afford the things they want to buy on a regular basis.
The benefits do not stop in the financial sphere though. Three-quarters of vocational students are satisfied with the job they are doing, and more than 80% are secure within their role.
With only 22% of employers interviewed claiming that qualifications are still an important factor when looking at new employees, and a huge 88% claiming that a candidate’s skillset is the most important part of their process, there is clear evidence that a vocational course could allow its students to be one step above the traditional graduate on their career paths due to the experience they have gained.
Commenting on the findings, Suzie Webb, AAT Director of Education, claims that the “research shows that students who opt to study vocational courses such as AAT could have less debt, more financial security and job satisfaction in addition to the qualifications and skills desired by businesses. So going to university need not be the default option as there are plenty of vocational paths that offer just as much opportunity for a rewarding career in professions such as accountancy.”
By Jack J Collins, Editor, AllAboutCareers.com
Image courtesy of Wikipedia, 'Apprenticeships'
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