When I was a kid, there was an air of exclusivity that came with having a degree, much of which came from the fact that they were only accessible to well-off families who could afford to send their children to university.
The amount of young people out of work and study is creeping up and I believe it?s down to the culture of university brainwashing.
I hate to say it, but I told you so. No, I take great pride in saying it – working towards an apprenticeship is better than studying for a mediocre degree.
This period of economic recovery has brought with it much to be proud of, but I found myself banging my head against the wall when I saw that university numbers have swollen.
The employment rate of graduates across England is at 87.5 per cent, the highest level since 2007, according to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Experience is most valuable to employers, rather than grades or the university attended, according to a new report. What about those who want to start up their own businesses?
Prime minister David Cameron has outlined how the government will roll out nine new degree apprenticeships designed by industry, including key areas such as chartered surveying, aerospace engineering, and nuclear.