University isn’t the only route to success after A-Level results

16 Aug 2019


DSC06014Commenting on yesterday’s A Level Results, John Westhead, Director of Training Services at St Helens Chamber, said:

“Myself and everyone at St Helens Chamber we would like to congratulate those who received their A Level results this week.

“Many students will be thinking about their next steps, and it’s important for them to know that University is not their only option. More and more young people are seeing great success when completing Apprenticeships; gaining not only impressive qualifications, but a wealth of work experience that their peers at University won’t have – but Apprenticeships are often overlooked by students and their families.”

St Helens Chamber work with a range of local businesses who are keen to train and recruit Apprentices.

John explains: “Employers across Merseyside and the UK are dealing with recruitment difficulties, finding it hard to source candidates with the right experience and qualifications; so these employers are keen to find and train Apprentices to fill these gaps.

“We will continue to work closely with businesses to create even more opportunities for young people to kick start their careers, and we want to make sure as many people know that there are alternatives to University no matter what your A-Level results are.”

If you’d like to know more about Apprenticeships in Merseyside, call on 01744 742045 or email