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    Im 24 and i have been doing an apprenticeship with an alarm company to become an engineer. The course is 3 years and im 7-8 months in. However im pretty much convinced that this was the wrong decision. The job just isnt a good fit for me. I had a choice between this and dental nursing which is what i really want to do but i was kind of pushed towards the engineering.
    Im sort of stuck now and wondering if anyone else had a similar situation and how they fixed it.
    I dont want to waste 3 years on something im not benefiting from. Thanks in advance

    Is there anything in your contract that could penalise you for leaving early? (having to pay back education costs for example)

    If not, get yourself set to go on to what it is you want to do, then leave. If there's no detriment in leaving, put it down as a year in industry, and go.

    I'm 26, and switched jobs from a good wage to an apprenticeship to get into a more suited industry.
    • Thread Starter

    No theres nothing that states that i would owe anything. It says that i am treated as a regular emoloyee and that termination notice is 4 weeks.
    Ive already prepared emails for the career i want to pursue.
    Thank you for your reply.
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