“Congratulations to those getting their BTEC results, the culmination of many years of hard work.
“Whether they decide to enter employment or pursue further study, the qualifications students have gained will help them on their chosen path. But grades only tell part of the story. Employers value a wide range of characteristics like strong communication and teamwork.
“As school leavers start the next chapter of their lives, firms will provide support through jobs and training. Meanwhile, universities will do whatever they can to help students progressing onto higher education by showing as much flexibility as possible on admissions decisions.
“Young people should be proud of the determination and resilience they have shown over the last two years. These are the exact qualities firms look for when hiring.”