Hi essentially due to the same extenuating circumstances around my money thread and wanting friction with savings, I also struggle with life generally.
NHS sucks, but let’s put this to one side. I am 17 & currently enrolled in a CS course, I have worked for 2 American companies and helped with maintaining dedicated servers and managing databases, custom email servers on Linux and keeping out of spam, stuff like that. (I have a reference also that mentions replying to customer tickets etc)
In my downtime, I have read about banking, also experiencing the phone tree of most banks with the silly kiddo accounts that are laden with restrictions.
I am disillusioned with college, have likely failed Unit 1 exam on Flowcharts and Pseudocode due to sheer anxiety and being unable to concentrate without focusing on trauma. Part of the lack of motivation, likely is not helped by knowing I am not being paid to be there, the environment is naff, we have a high turnover of lecturers, and I am likely not going to come out of it with much, and if I get the diploma, I imagine it won’t be so helpful outside of applying for uni, which is not my jazz.
Edit: in part due to turnover / poor environment & also MH issues and feeling odd on meds.
I have applied for 30 roles on Indeed, ranging from Contact Centre, in banking, insurance, telecoms and IT. I have a few interviews. This is the CV I wrote: Copy of Anonymised CV - Google Docs (anonymised)
I have put my DOB into a few of them… I am hoping it will not be an issue, given I’ve right to work 40 hours a week.
Technically you are supposed to be in FTE until Age 18, which is in 9 months for me. My course would end in september though.
I imagine I could totally get a job offer, sign it all, start, and withdraw, but are there any long term repercussions? I find it hard to think about the future regardless, but what’s stopping me from doing a 6 month stint at X place I have video interview for (I have passed several assessments and exams via Indeed with “very proficient”.) and then going back to another college for a 1 year IT course whilst I can have funding?
Edit: I think routine and the motivation to get out of bed, by getting paid to be there, and gaining experience for the CV is a plus to me, really.
You guys say what you mean, and are blunt, have at me.