James chooses espressos over university life
Youngster attracted to apprenticeship
UNIVERSITY is not for everyone and James Cadwell is proving you can learn a lot on the job.
James, 20, of Ickenham, landed A-levels last summer in psychology, sociology and business, but instead of heading into higher education he headed to Harrow and the branch of Starbucks in the St George’s Centre.
A year on, he has completed a level two customer service and barista mastery apprencticeship and will be starting a level three management and leadership apprenticeship this year.
At the end of his training he has a guaranteed job and meanwhile gets paid a wage.
James said: “I was looking at university and was so unsure about what to do or where to go. I was much more excited about the thought of taking the apprenticeship route.
“I saw the Starbucks apprenticeship as a great opportunity to earn some money, get some handson experience and also gain some qualifications, all at the same time.”
Thousands of pupils got their A-level results earlier this month and many students will be contemplating their future and the next step to take.
Meanwhile, GCSE results were released last week. Check www. getwestlondon.co.uk to see how local schools fared.
n EXCITED: James Cadwell says the Starbucks apprenticeship is a great opportunity