Former Apprentice contestant Alex Mills has been in Cardiff today giving advice to youngsters who have just received their GCSE results.
Those with successful results might choose further study, but figures show 40 percent of students who didn't do so well say they fear they won't be able to find a job.
Alex, who started his own business, told ITV News that students who felt disappointed with their results shouldn't see it as a barrier to climbing the career ladder.
He said: "I failed my GCSEs miserably! But I've benefitted more going into a workplace scheme and working, and then getting up the career ladder that way."
More top news
A bike stuntman, known as the 'Kangaroo Kid', has been injured after falling off during a live performance at the Royal Welsh Show.
Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay are the favourites to win the popular ITV2 programme, which has frequently drawn in about two million viewers.
Research by Age Cymru found that 58% of those scammed said they were too embarrassed to report the scam to an official body.