As students up and down the country get their exam results, we've teamed up with one of the UK's leading Teenologists, Sarah Newton, to urge students to explore all further education opportunities and not make a rush decision.

With latest research figures indicating that the rise in university tuition fees has seen graduates earning power decline by 75%, Mitchells & Butlers are offering 1,700 apprenticeship places across the UK this year, versus just 50 retail graduate positions. We are looking to educate students and their parents that apprenticeships are fast becoming a savvy choice for a strong career path.

Illustrating this, Mitchells & Butlers cohort of apprentices across the past year have rewarded the company with a 70.3% retention rate, over double the industry average. Plus, around 90% of its learners are in a supervisory role after 12 months.