Alan Furley: There's more to life than university

“If a client wants a university qualification as a minimum, is it just a lazy way to filter?”

My son came home from school the other day and said he’d been asked what he wanted to do when he grew up – he’d duly replied “X-ray technician”.

As he’s only five, such clarity raised my wife’s and my eyebrows. We later realised the class had been learning the last letters of the alphabet, and this particular job had come up for the letter X.

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