I applied for a job somewhere as a 'software engineering' apprentice. Having had previous experience in doing front-end development and knowing the fundamentals of programming from college, I was very optimistic to start since the job outlined I would be doing programming, adding functionality to a product and also working on bespoke functionality in the form of ASP web service development, with the use of C# and the .NET framework. HTML & CSS were in the list of things I would be taught but I am already very proficient in these.
Despite this proficiency I've been sat plugging content into a layout and making it look pretty for 2 months... I've done no programming, haven't been taught any of the skills that were listed for me to be taught, haven't had the opportunity to learn or exercise those skills.
I basically feel like I've been conned into a job I most certainly did not apply for, in the interviews I made it clear I already had experience in some areas and the job description outlined that I would be doing some sort of engineering, problem solving etc
What I'm doing now is so demotivating and makes me hate the job. The problem is my boss has been very good to me, helping me relocate to the job, this is my first real job at 18.
I'm unsure of how to discuss this with my boss to a satisfactory outcome without seeming ungrateful for the lengths they have gone for me to be working here. I get nervous talking to my boss or asking for things in general.