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    Hello TSR,

    I am writing this as I really don't know how to move forward in my currentsituation.

    I am 19 now. I left college about a year ago after achieving three A levelsgrade C and above. I also passed all my GCSE's at C level, mostly B's.

    I started an apprenticeship in IT support 5 months ago and I feel as thoughI may have made an incredibly stupid decision. I took up this apprenticeship toget more experience in the IT field as when I applied for various IT supportjobs they were asking for experience.

    My role in the company is basic IT support, solving common IT issues,password rests that sort of thing. I do a week’s training every month or so andlearn things such as networking, virtual machines, diagnosing issues withsoftware/hardware.

    I have two main issues with this. The first being I feel like I have taken astep back in education. I feel as though I’m re-learning everything I did incollege in just a bit more detail. I almost feel I am overqualified and shouldhave taken another path.

    The second being how much work I do. I feel like I do almost double whateverybody else does and I am on half the money. I understand that this is an apprenticeshipbut I somehow feel I am being exploited as cheap labour. I work very hard everyday and get pennies for it.

    I'm losing a lot of sleep over this. Will this lead to opportunities for acareer in IT? Have a made a massive mistake? If you could offer any kind ofguidance I will be extremely grateful.


    What role are you offered at the end of it?

    Will your role at the end be the same as what you're doing now?

    I found with mine the initial stages were a step back and repetition of what I was already doing, but found the program accelerated after the first year.
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