I am currently on a years student placement at my company and have spent the last 6 months as an application developer. I have enjoyed this job and learnt a lot of useful skills but I have come to realize that this is not a career path I will want to pursue.
As part of my placement, I have been given the opportunity to work with a variety of different teams within the organisation and spent the first 5 months on a IT service desk.
I've now moved onto a new team and I'm really enjoying it. The problem is that my old manager (application development) is very keen to get me back and working on my old projects. I have mentioned that I would like to spend longer with this team as I only have 3 months left of my placement, but he seems to think that an extra week or so would be sufficient.
I don't want to tread on my old managers toes as the only reason I was able to move to this new team is because of a contact he had within the department. However the idea of going back to staring at code all day makes me feel a little ill.
How should I approach this scenario?