I'm a 19 year old IT student, currently doing an apprenticeship where I do 3 days a week at my employer and 2 days a week in school. My course is 2 years, 1 year and 2 years to end with a diploma after five years.
I'm ending the first 2 years phase and I want to ask my boss if he will hire me again for another year, but I'm pretty uncomfortable about this.
My company has only 5 employees, that's a start-up. My boss, a secretary, one developer that was on an internship at the beginning (2 years ago), another new student doing an apprenticeship and me.
I'm doing a good job: I'm now autonomously working. This week, the principal developer is in vacation, so I'm deploying in production and fixing a production bug. I think this is a pretty high level of responsibility for a student with only 1 year of experience.
So how should I ask? I did ask 5 months ago, but my boss told me that as a start-up he couldn't be sure about this.
I'm also wondering when to do this - should I do it with other employees near?