The highest paid jobs you can get with GCSEs and no A-Levels or degree earning up to £40,000 | The Sun

If you’ve just got your GCSE results and don’t fancy going back to studying, you can still land a job with a bumper pay packet.

There are plenty of jobs out there that don’t require additional qualifications, such as a degree or even A-levels.  

And after years at school, many young people will no doubt be keen to get out into the world and start earning cash.

Some of the highest paid jobs you can get with GCSEs alone pay almost £40,000 a year.

Top of the high earning roles you can do without A-levels in a list compiled by job site Adzuna is an air conditioning refrigeration engineer, followed by an electrical technician.

You will likely need training as part of these careers, but many companies will offer training at work for roles like these – so you can earn while you learn.

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These jobs are also perfect for people who don’t like the thought of sitting at desk all day.

On the other hand, if you want the camaraderie of working in an office, you could consider applying to be an executive assistant or word press developer – both of which can expect to pay upwards of £39,000.

Many of these roles offer room for progression so you can go on to earn even more as your career progresses.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of job search engine Adzuna, said: “While the traditional and more common route after GCSEs is to study for A-levels, school leavers who dislike studying can go straight into work to gain hands-on experience or go through vocational training and apprenticeships to hone an industry-specific skill set.

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“There are plenty of lucrative options paying close to £40,000 a year available now.

“School leavers who like identifying and solving an issue can go for problem-solving roles like air conditioning refrigeration engineer, electrical technician, and plumber.

“Jobseekers who enjoy sitting in the office and interacting with others can consider executive assistant, car sales executive, and call centre analyst.”

You could also earn over £39,000 as a live-in nanny, car sales executive or plumber.

We spoke to one plumber who lives in millionaires' playground Kensington, West London, and even goes on luxury holidays to the Maldives earning £200,000 a year.

And you could still earn more than the average salary in the UK – currently around £33,000 – by becoming a maintenance fitter, fire alarm service engineer or lighting technician.

If you have just got your GCSE results and considering your career options, we have also looked at the best paying office jobs.

As well as the best-paying flexible jobs that don't need a degree.

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