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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