Young adults should not rush into applying to go to university as other options may be better-suited to their talents.
That is the advice of Sally Wells, managing director of Thomas Education, who has urged people entering the final stages of their compulsory education to think long and hard about their next move.
Ms Wells explained that it "very much depends" on the individual in question as to whether or not completing a degree is in their best interests.
"For some, almost certainly apprenticeships or other forms of work will be a much better fit, while for others university is the right choice," she added.
The expert went on to say it is vital for those facing this dilemma to make sure they get some proper work experience under their belt prior to making a final decision, as this will help them better understand the professional environment they are thinking of entering.