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No social life doing apprenticeship !! :( can't meet anyone new watch

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    I'm doing an apprenticeship in accounting in a small town, now everyone says how great apprenticeships are but I feel like I am really missing out on meeting new people and experiences.

    This is poorly written and a bit ranty so I apologise but i am just wondering if someone can help? I feel like I am stuck in this town and job but I won't meet anyone new, friendship wise or romantically .I know that people say join clubs or sports teams but even they are hard to form friendships in as many people are different ages and already have other friends.

    I guess I feel university is a bit of a fresh start and chance to meet new people and live a bit. at the moment I feel in a lose lose situation, if I stay I keep doing the apprenticeship but potentially miss out on so much in life... But if I go to uni I potentially study something that will put me in a lot of debt and not get me a job! Ahh someone please help? I'm 20 btw so have had 2 years since a levels

    I just feel uni is an experience that can help to meet people and make new friends and also a relationship ? I'm in such a small town and don't know if the risks of unemployment after uni are better than being lonely here!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know that people say join clubs or sports teams but even they are hard to form friendships in as many people are different ages and already have other friends.
    Can I just ask before I do any further thinking about this, do you know this from experience of having actually participated in these sorts of things recently or is it an educated assumption you've made?
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    Can I just ask before I do any further thinking about this, do you know this from experience of having actually participated in these sorts of things recently or is it an educated assumption you've made?
    I have been doing karate for over 3 years, you meet people who you get along with but not in the sense that you would do anything else outside of it with these people.

    There is also a small gaming community but it is the same problem, you get along fine with the people there but outside of the club everyone already has their own friends and sort of goes back to doing their own thing. It is hard to form strong relationships as people have their own lives and are at the club to play games etc.

    I feel like at university you are sort of forced to make friends haha, it's like a fresh start. The issue with the apprenticeship in my case is that it's in a very small town and everyone has their little groups already so I'm finding it very hard to sort of break in and make any new friends or relationships!

    Thanks for your reply
 
 
 
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