I have been working in a kitchen for nearly two years, firstly as a kitchen porter and now helping with food preparation at a hotel in Woodstock. Recently I had the opportunity to work for two days in the kitchens of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, which I enjoyed immensely. They advised me to seek an apprenticeship at somewhere less prestigious - they do not usually take staff on at 16 - and to reapply in the future. I have now been offered a place at Bournemouth College on the specialised chef course this September, but I think I would prefer an apprenticeship scheme. Please can you let me have your thoughts on which route to pursue?