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Hard work, no reward?

Ryan

Active Member
#1
Hi all

This was quite a good life lesson for me, and although you may think I'd take it to heart, if anything it's motivated me...

Basically, as you can read from my other topics in the Apprentice Stories forum, I've been enjoying my spell at the company - I feel like I've made friends, and working in the office with people with more experience in life, they've helped me a lot.

Admittedly, sometimes I've felt like I'm doing way too much work for what I'm earning - plus, I'm passed the "learning stage" now, and I'm effectively just working full-time now.

I've been told that I most likely won't get a job at the end of it, and I think about between 3-5 months away from finishing it, so I've applied for a job in the RAF in the offices - if I am lucky enough to be accepted and I get offered to join soonish, I'll by all means leave without finishing my apprenticeship and join the RAF.

So, I'm not gutted I won't be at the company for much longer as the can't afford to keep me on, it's just motivated me to get into a career where your job is more safe :)
 
Orangeo

Orangeo

New Member
#2
I had this when i was in the second part of my apprenticeship. You spend the first part really enthusiastic and learning loads, but then you settle into your job role and find that you aren't learning as much - and because the apprenticeship is a full time job, it feels like you're getting ripped off for being paid so little whilst doing a full time job!

But on reflection, this isn't the case - although it seemed that way it at the time. I felt that i wasn't learning as much from the course, but i was still gaining invaluable experience from my job role. Learning through an apprenticeship is not all about the course, but the job role too.

So my advice would be to stick at it, keep trying hard to learn new things and be enthusiastic in your job role - especially to prove to the company that you deserve a job when you finish your apprenticeship.

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