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GCSE Results 2017: What to do now

Date: 24 August 2017

After weeks of sleepless nights and anxious waiting, GCSE results day is finally here, leaving school-leavers around the country to ponder the big question: what next?

Whatever the results in that envelope. the decision about carrying on to A-levels, further education or the world of work is not an easy one. Yet with an increasing variety of options now open to them, young people no longer need to make such an all-or-nothing choice between study and employment.

Available in a wide range of fields, apprenticeships combine education with vital hands-on work experience - allowing apprentices to learn and earn at the same time. From an employer's point of view, apprenticeships are a great way of attracting future talent to a business and at British Gypsum we certainly see the value of nurturing the next generation in this way.

At our plant in Barrow-upon-Soar, the team have gone out of their way to improve the facilities for their electrical engineering apprentices – with a purpose-built training and testing bay for them to hone their skills in a safe and secure environment.

Watch this video to find out more about their experiences of working and studying with British Gypsum.

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