Well paid jobs without a degree

Well paid jobs without a degree

Do you think university automatically means big pay? You might want to think again. Although you can enter high paid jobs through a university degree there are plenty of well paid jobs that don’t require a degree from train driving to landing planes and many more! And guess what? You can get into them through an apprenticeship!

Which well paid jobs without a degree can I do?

  •  Air Traffic Controllers

Do you want to help aeroplanes land safely? As an air traffic controller, you’ll be doing exactly that. With thousands of airport departures each day this guarantees to be a challenging but rewarding role.

Well paid jobs without a degree

What’s the pay like?

Whilst training you’ll receive a significantly lower wage but once qualified you could be earning anything from £40,000 to £80,000+.

How can I become an air traffic controller?

You can become an air traffic controller through an Apprenticeship meaning you’ll get paid to learn. Find out more information from NATS.


  • Train Driver

Do you want to be responsible for your very own train? Train drivers carry passengers and cargo to a range of destinations, so this is a huge responsibility!

What’s the pay like?

Once qualified you’ll earn over £30,000 and this will increase with experience.

How can I become a train driver?

You can become a train driver through an Apprenticeship allowing you to obtain all the skills, qualifications and experience needed for a long and successful career. Find out more from Virgin Trains.

  • Police Constable

Are you aged 18+? Do you want to help protect the nation? As a police constable you’ll be doing just that.

What’s the pay like?

Starting salaries are between £20,000 and 23,000 but with experience you’ll see an increase plus there’s plenty of room for progression.

How can I become a police constable?

You’ll need to be keen to learn, free of offensive tattoos and able to communicate effectively. You can become a police constable through and Apprenticeship. Visit College Police for more information.

  • Project Manager

Do you have what it takes to lead a team? Project managers plan and manage projects ensuring deadlines are met and budgets are agreed.

What’s the pay like?

Project managers can earn anything from £30,000 to £65,000+.

How can I become a project manager?

To become a project manager, you can do an Apprenticeship or certification like PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments).

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