Last week saw a lot of trumpets being blown about apprenticeships.
Not really surprising, seeing as it was National Apprenticeship Week.
But the more I find out about these things, the more I realise I maybe shouldn’t have gone to university.
If I’d done an apprenticeship in journalism, for example, I wouldn’t now be seeing money taken off my monthly wage to pay back my student loan.
I also might have got on sooner, have plied my trade more quickly and had less of an opportunity to develop a taste for red wine of varying qualities.
There are no losers – kids get jobs, employers get staff trained their way, and the economy gets a boost via the tax man and fewer benefits.