OXFORD, England, August 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The debts associated with a university place are persuading a growing number of would-be professionals to find alternative routes to career success. Many astute young people are exploring the option of taking a job in their field of interest and undergoing professional training to get the academic background they need for promotion.
They are earning while they're learning rather than incurring mountains of personal debt. And even better, many of them are finding that switched-on employers are willing to support them with their studies.
This proven route to career success is perfect for self-starters who want an independent life at 18 - and beyond - and don't want to burden themselves or their parents with debt. It's also highly winning formula.
The Oxford College of Marketing has seen many students with A' levels go on to do the Professional Certificate in Marketing, followed by the Professional Diploma in Marketing and finally the Professional Postgraduate in Marketing. From there they can become Chartered Marketers - the highest marketer in the world and a recognised rank generating status and income. It is also a good idea to get digital training - as this is an essential skill to have these days.
One of our own tutors is an example of how this can work. She came to the Oxford College of Marketing with A Levels. Having worked her way up to postgraduate level she is now a Chartered Marketer.
But it's not just marketing where this route can work. Many professional institutes offer professional training - for instance the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations or the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Of course career success is as much about position as salary. But many non-graduates are concerned that their pay levels will always be behind those of their graduate colleagues. But by the time most of our self-starters get three years' work under their belt and the Professional Diploma, they are at the same level as their graduate counterparts - some even earning more.
Now isn't that something worth working for?
How to work your way to career success
- Decide on the sector you would like to work in - financial services, publishing or so on
- If your goal is a marketing career get a job as an assistant in the marketing department
- Talk to your prospective employer about how your professional training could help them - they might be willing to provide financial assistance
- Ensure you give enough time to do the reading, homework and assignments associated with your course. It helps to put aside a regular time to study each day or week.
About OxfordCollege of Marketing
Oxford College of Marketing is one of the largest CIM and CAM accredited Marketing Colleges in the UK. With study centres in London, Uxbridge, Croydon, High Wycombe, Gatwick, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Reading, Brighton, Sheffield, Hull, Bournemouth, Birmingham and of course Oxford, the College has been running Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) courses since 1997, with superb student results. The College offers CIM and CAM courses through a number of study options, part time evenings, intensive weekends as well as distance learning and short and one-day marketing courses and tailored in-house training programmes.
About The Chartered Institute of Marketing:
The Chartered Institute of Marketing is the leading international professional marketing body with some 45,000 members worldwide. First established in 1911 it has for almost a century defined the marketing standards that operate in the UK and is the global champion of best marketing practice. The Institute exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners, enabling them to deliver exceptional results for their organisations. It does this by providing membership, qualifications and training to marketing professionals and businesses around the world. For more information please visit: http://www.cim.co.uk
To book an appointment call Jane Young on +44(0)1865-515255 e mail Janey@oxfordcollegeofmarekting.ac.uk
SOURCE Oxford College of Marketing Rosie Phipps Principal