I am based in UK. About 4 months ago I started a job that turned out to be different to what I expected. Responsibilities are below my qualifications and ambition; I was basically sold dreams during the hiring process.
As they have half a year probation, I am considering leaving on the basis of not being the right person for the role. The problem is that the first weeks of employment was training with some external coaches and there is a statement in my contract that says resignation before 1 year of employment implies paying for the training taken. It does not state how much exactly I will have to pay.
My question is, do I have any right / chance to refuse to pay it if I am still on probation and I think the role is just not what I was promised it will be? I personally think the training did not benefit me in anyway: it was mainly coaching and lectures – no certifications whatsoever that I can use further in my career.