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    I'm 17 and doing a retail course + work experience at a college...but i haven't got a remote interest in the retail course but i do like the work experience aspect (i work in a IT/Computer repair store twice a week) and i want to become a computer technician in the future.

    I've got an interview for a full time job as a butcher in a supermarket (first job). I plan to do an IT apprenticeship next year when i'm 18.

    If i were to get the job, should i quit college (means quitting the work experience too) and start working in the supermarket?

    I know it wont get me an IT job, but its better getting an actual wage instead of unpaid work? Its experience atleast and more money..


    Hey I actually take an IT course and know how the field works. Last year I had a friend who takes same course thinking about doing the same thing. I’m just going to give you the advice I gave him, the bet thing to do is finish your study’s ( I’m guessing it’s alevels ) as it makes you a better candidate in comparison to someone who’s only got GCSEs.

    Never forget you are in a time where there is a constant development in Technology which means, you need to learn as much as you can especially going into a future where you will be surrounded by technology.

    If your serious about working you will definitely find a better job than a supermarket, I have another friend ( yes I have more friends) who takes the IT course and works part time at Currys plus he’s 18.

    As you said it doesn’t hurt getting Expirence but in my opinion get the experience while finishing your studies, it just shows that you are able to handle the work load. Making you a stronger/perfect candidate.

    Really hope this helps if you have any thoughts just let me know, happy to continue this topic
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