If you were a 21 year old ****head who decided to drop out of high school with no qualifications, then came across an opportunity to be either an apprentice IT technician earning £10,000/year, or a full time postman for a great company earning £12,500/year, which would you go for?
Although I did spend a lot of my between between the ages of 16 and 20 getting smashed in night clubs, trips to Amsterdam and snorting ****-loads unknown white powders which may, or may not have contained quantities of cocaine...
I did spend a significant amount of time building websites, learning about HTML/PHP, SQL databases, Search Engine Optimization and marketing.
Combined with some competent knowledge in hardware attained from building my own gaming PC's, and dabbling with hardware all the time, my self attained skill-set has landed me an apprenticeship opportunity in a relevant role.
On the other-hand, another opportunity has also arisen which will allow me to be a postman for a highly established international company, which would of course include a better salary and some decent perks by the sounds of it.
I have been in a situation like this before, employment opportunities for me always seem to come in flurries of many, or none at all and judging by the past I always tend to make the wrong decision.
Apprenticeship vs Real Job Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-08-2013 18:12
- TSR Support Team
- 15-08-2013 18:19
Well, the apprenticeship would give you both a better prospect for your skills and could offer a better career (salary, job perks etc.) later down the line - I'd go for apprenticeship, but it depends whether you think you could take the apprenticeship through to full time career.