Keeping her options open after sixth form, Year 13 student Maya considered both university and a degree apprenticeship. After plenty of research, Maya applied to study the mathematics, operational research, statistics and economics (MORSE) course at university. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, Maya has been unable to attend the usual open days at universities. Instead, Maya attended virtual ones which she found really useful.
Maya also looked in to degree apprenticeships. A degree apprenticeship combines working with studying part-time at a university. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, and spend part of their time at university and the rest with their employer. This can be on a day-to-day basis or in blocks of time, depending on the programme and requirements of the employer. These programmes are being developed by employers, universities, and professional bodies working in partnership.
Maya applied and has just completed the interview process for a consulting, management and leadership apprenticeship with the global organisation, Ernst & Young.
The Thomas Adams Sixth Form has helped Maya decide what to do after her A Levels. Maya previously had no idea what university course to take, or that the one she decided on even existed. The MORSE degree combines her interest in business and maths very well. The sixth form has been incredibly supportive to Maya during the long interview process for the Ernst & Young degree apprenticeship and with all her university applications.
Maya has really enjoyed her time at Thomas Adams Sixth Form. Today, Maya has received the great news that she has been accepted for a degree apprenticeship.
Maya is looking forward to starting with Ernst & Young in September 2021.