I want to be a contender.
June 22, 2011 8:08 AM Subscribe
I'm languishing in my job. I have no career path. I'm closing in on 35 and I like beer. Apprenticeships for the underachieving?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (13 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I've been in the same job, doing the same thing for ten years and, to be honest, it hasn't done me any good. I haven't gained any skills. Windows haven't opened. I really haven't even developed much as a person. (In fact, I think I've regressed and lost a few IQ points too.) I'm tired, down, low on self esteem, and generally grey. All in all, my current job is bad for me.
I want out. But it's not simple. I need my job. I need the money.
Evening classes and correspondent courses are out of the question; prevented by lack of time and funds. I have no savings nor any chance of savings.
Deep down, I know I need a major re-education. I need to get good at something. I left school with so much promise but that promise was never built upon. Now I'm in need of a fairy-godmentor.
In an ideal world, I would quit my job and go back to full time education -- take some time to 'develop' -- but I have debts to pay and mouths to feed. Besides, I'm not sure what I want to do any more. I've lost my passion for things and I find myself complaining about everything.
And so, my question:
Are there any opportunities in the UK where an employer (or other money giving entity) will say: "Well, you show promise in X. I know you're only a novice, but let me train you. Your starting salary will be £25k."?