Myles Blood is 18 and from Cardiff. He is a catering trainee with ACT Training. He says he stayed in school to do his AS-levels, but wishes he had gone down the vocational route earlier.
He told our Political Editor Adrian Masters "if I started this at 14, I think I'd be a year into a job, and a professional demi-chef."
The Welsh Conservatives have proposed a streaming system in Welsh secondary schools, where pupils are separated between academic and vocational streams at age 14.
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Road closures are in place until 3pm today as the Cardiff Triathlon gets underway in Cardiff Bay.
It is going to stay fine and dry through the night with light winds.
It is going to stay fine and dry throughout.