You have your results, what’s next?

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It’s a day of anticipation, nerves and excitement. This year has been even more challenging with exams being disrupted due to COVID-19. Although exams were cancelled this year, you will still get your results based on predicted grades.

If your results haven’t given you the entry requirements for your university course, there’s still lots of options including accepting your insurance offer or applying for Clearing vacancies via UCAS.

On the other hand, if your results are better than predicted, you can still accept your firm offer or you may wish to consider UCAS Adjustment, a service that allows to apply for university courses with higher entry requirements which still have places available.

Is there another path other than University?

Although you’ve received fantastic results, you may have decided you no longer want to go to university with the uncertainly that the coronavirus pandemic has created. Think carefully before deciding. You could defer your place if you are unsure.

Once you’ve made your final decision, there are many other choices available too that you might want to consider as an alternative to university. The energy & utilities sector offers excellent training and progression opportunities. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond, you earn will you learn and achieve qualifications without paying tuition fees. The sector needs 277,000 new recruits over the next 10 years to keep homes warm, the water flowing, the waste collected. Make a difference to people’s everyday lives and work for a company that is at the forefront of delivering Net Zero Carbon.

Why work in the energy & utilities sector

The energy & utilities sector has been rightly recognised on the government’s Key Workers list and during these unprecedented times the sector’s key workers are keeping the essential services of gas, power, water & waste management running.

Reaching net zero by 2050 will open thousands of opportunities around the country, so if you’re looking for a career with purpose that will help the country tackle climate change, join the energy and utilities sector.

Three reasons an Apprenticeship might be right for you:

  1. By joining one of our leading employers you will be helping the UK transition to a greener, more sustainable future.
  2. Average salaries while in training for those in an energy and utilities related apprenticeships are higher than the average of all apprentices.
  3. Excellent training, development and progression opportunities

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