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    Hi

    I have just recently started an apprenticeship in investment operations, and i am having some concerns.

    The apprenticeship scheme is really good, or so they say it is, because i get to move to a new section every 2 months or so. This means that i will get to work in the front office - which are client facing roles, something that i would love to do.

    However, i have started in the back office, which is basically administration and it is already getting me down because i find the work so tedious, and i know this is definitely not what i want to do. So my dilemma is, do i stick it out for the next year and a half until i finally get moved to the front office (which would mean a year and a half of doing something i hate) or do i stick with it for a bit longer and then go to uni next year, to do economics?

    Another thing that is getting to me is not going to uni, i feel like i am potentially missing out on what could be some of the best days of my life. I didn't even apply for uni, but now i have started this apprenticeship i wish that i had gone.
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    If it's a job you definitely want to do long term, stick it out. You're in the door already and you'll have the job you want.

    Uni's great if you want to spend a few years sleeping too much and clearing up other people's bodily fluids, but in general, I think getting yourself on track is more beneficial than the party lifestyle. I've been through both, and I'm much happier on my apprenticeship. It's like being a student but rich.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    If it's a job you definitely want to do long term, stick it out. You're in the door already and you'll have the job you want.

    Uni's great if you want to spend a few years sleeping too much and clearing up other people's bodily fluids, but in general, I think getting yourself on track is more beneficial than the party lifestyle. I've been through both, and I'm much happier on my apprenticeship. It's like being a student but rich.
    Thankyou for the advice
 
 
 
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