A degree will obviously put you in a better position for employment in life but it can be incredibly expensive. Many recruiters, particularly in the marketing industry, are starting to realise that degrees don’t always equip students with the key skills necessary in the workplace.
Degrees from British Universities are some of the most highly regarded in the world and carry a lot of weight on the international stage, but they are not internationally recognised in the same way as some non-formal qualifications like CIM. If you’re looking to go into a more specific career like marketing, a non- formal diploma qualification in that area can often be more relevant and give you better training.
Plus, you won’t end up with hefty student loans to pay back!
What’s more, the world of work is increasingly seeing ‘degree saturation’. As more and more people attend university, most candidates applying for jobs will now have a degree. Because of this many people are now finding that their degree’s value is being ‘diluted’. It’s now becoming more and more necessary if you want to impress employers, to go a step beyond degree and pursue further education or specialist training in your specific field.