I have been with my current employer for nearly five years and have been in my current position for nearly two. I like my job but despite working extremely hard, putting in more hours than my colleagues and taking on any jobs / tasks that I am asked, I feel I am not progressing and am not being given enough opportunities.
A vacancy has opened up in another team in my department which is more advanced and has a much better chance of progression. However, I am torn. If I leave my team they will obviously have to replace me but because I have taken on so many extra tasks, it isn't straight forward. In several of the tasks / jobs I do, I am the only one trained to do them which to be fair was rather short sighted of them.
What would you do? Stay loyal to your team or take a risk and apply for the new job? I may just be jumping ahead of myself though as I have not applied for it yet and if I do, I might not even get it!