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Being an apprentice ‘better than studying for a mediocre degree’

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Eleanor Harding reported for the Daily Mail on the Sutton Trust Levels of Success report

School leavers who only have the grades to get into a mediocre university may be financially better off taking up an apprenticeship, a report suggests.

Analysis by the Sutton Trust charity found that youngsters who carry out high-quality apprenticeships earn more on average than those who go to non-elite universities.

The study will give weight to arguments that so-called ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees in non-traditional subjects at poorly performing universities are poor value for money.

Business leaders have long warned that for many jobs, hands-on industry experience can be much more valuable than academic study.

Read her full report here