Best route for a career in engineering?


Hi Folks

My son had just finished sitting his GCSE exams and thinking of taking up engineering as a career.
He is thinking of whether to study a BTec course in engineering or perhaps an apprenticship and then eventually going to university in both cases.

Could someone be kind enough to advice us the best route to take - either BTec or apprenticeship, or are there other routes which could be better?

Finally,he doesn’t know what type of engineer he wants to be. What things does he need to take in to consideration when deciding this?

Thanks in advance for your responses