I have been working as a junior coldfusion developer here in central london for about a year now. I really like the atmosphere here at this company, its really laid back, you can wear your own clothes to work and there is a really good social vibe also. We all go out together and work provides a free bar on friday.
In terms of day to day work, things are good, though im not being mentored anywhere near as much as I would like to. I would like to learn alot more from the senior developers, but I have pretty much being teaching myself the whole time.
Anyway, as london is so expensive I thought I should look for a higher paid job, because when I brought up the chances of promotion at my current company they gave me a £1500 pay rise but my role has stayed exactly the same. It wasnt really a substantially change in my financially circumstances.
I have been offered another job following an interview, the offices and area are really nice, and the people who I would be working with are also nice. However, for some reason I feel really scared about leaving, like i might be making a mistake.
The new role would just be me working with one senior developer, whereas now I work in a team of about 15. It makes me feel unsure about opportunities to learn and collaborate. Also, the type of work is not ideally what I am looking for, as would love to work for an agency.
However, it is a £10,000 pay increase and would allow me to live more comfortably. I am just worried about leaving where I am at the moment, but its difficult to get such an opportunity considering how little commercial experience I have.
Any advice would be appreciated.