Thanks for your response. By saying that 2:2 is better in Engineering, I did mean that the demand is higher and that your chances of getting a job are better if you get a 2:2 in engineering than a 2:2 in another degree.(Original post by KrazyKoala)
So many companies don't specialise in engineering yet have engineering positions. That's fine. And if not, the engineering department may have contacts/engaged with other companies. Doesn't hurt trying. If you have experience with that company, it makes it a huge amount easier to get a job at the same company, especially if you had a good reference for it. It might suck being abroad of 1-2 years, but once you've got a decent amount of experience, you can always leave to another company. Because then you'll be trained and degree classification won't matter.
A 2:2 isn't better in Engineering than another course. It's just that Engineering is a very useful degree and there's big demand for it. Hence it ain't as competitive for jobs once you've done the degree.
Try applying wherever you can, see what happens. Your prospects of landing a job are still good. I agree with Last Day Lepers, apply to small firms too. Be proactive. Even if you can't get a permanent job, maybe offer to work as a trial basis. They let you work for them for a while, and if they think you're good enough, offer a permanent job. Something like this is a lot more attractive to smaller firms. And even then, good work experience.
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- Thread Starter
- 13-07-2014 15:28
(Original post by muffingg)
- 23-06-2015 15:23
I just graduated a few days ago with a 2.2 in BEng Civil Engineering from The University of Nottingham missing a 2.1 only by 1.4% due to extenuating circumstances that I had in my second year, which really brought my average down.
Now, my question is, what are my options for life? What are my chances of applying for a 2.2 or unspecified minimum degree requirements? Would employers still prefer 2.1 and first students over me for those jobs? I've done a lot of extra curriculars throughout my university and life and have also had relevant work experience (though in South Asia).
My preferred fields are renewable energy, transport engineering, railway engineering, or surveying.
Does anyone know any experiences of similar cases? How should I go on about this?
- 01-07-2015 00:56
Oh well, the same situation here. I'm an international student, who got 2:2 BEng from Sheffield Uni. From my expirience there is no chance for me securing a job in UK, since most of the companies who provide sponsorship require at least 2:1 and you have to be very communicative and out going person.
My current plan is to go home for maybe 1-2 years and get some industry experience. At the same time, I want to spend some time thinking through my further options and understanding which specialization of civil engineering I want to do. As of now, I realy like the idea of moving to Canada and doing Masters there and hopefully stay there for graduate position.