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    What are salaries for engineers like? If anyone knows go through various fields...

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    (Original post by kellyLP4)
    What are salaries for engineers like? If anyone knows go through various fields...

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    Try www.prospects.ac.uk then it should have salary info on engineering. If you can't find it post here and I'll provide a link.
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    (Original post by WilliamFoster)
    Career rankings:

    1:Management Consultancy (I love to travel, though I hear it becomes a pain later on)

    2:Investment Banking (Any front office job but Corp Finance where your hourly wage isn't much more than the bin man).

    3conomist (can command v.high salaries in IB's)

    4:Medicine and Dentistry (Great job security, but hours suck too and also not paid enough)

    5:Law (Highly competitive but worth it in the end)

    6tockbroker (nice earner for smoothtalkers, your degree won't help you here)

    7:Civil Service-Faststream (Application process more difficult than job itself)

    8:Techie (goodbye eyesight)

    9:Accountant (yawn)

    10: Pilot

    Are these in terms of starting wage or when you are at the highest level?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    Are these in terms of starting wage or when you are at the highest level?
    No, just my personal preferences. But the highest paying do tend to be a the top.
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    Are these in terms of starting wage or when you are at the highest level?
    If you go into corpoarate finance its not about the hourly wage its about bonus + percentage of deals.....
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    (Original post by WilliamFoster)
    7:Civil Service-Faststream (Application process more difficult than job itself)
    That really isn't true - it's only a day of tests (locally) and a day/two days of interviews.

    I've had almost as much to go through to get a temping job than I did to get through to the fast stream - and the fast stream process was much more enjoyable
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    That really isn't true - it's only a day of tests (locally) and a day/two days of interviews.

    I've had almost as much to go through to get a temping job than I did to get through to the fast stream - and the fast stream process was much more enjoyable

    They've changed it - it's more intensive now. They made standard graduate entry an assessment centre thing (2 days for SO/EO and equivalent), and are changing/have changed the fast-track system to be a bit more heavy duty.
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    They've changed it - it's more intensive now. They made standard graduate entry an assessment centre thing (2 days for SO/EO and equivalent), and are changing/have changed the fast-track system to be a bit more heavy duty.
    It was a 2 day assessment centre that I went through (after passing the 1 day of tests...which to be honest could have been done in an afternoon but they gave us loads of breaks) - it wasn't that bad, just a bunch of interviews and mock assignments individually and in groups.

    Like I say I've had more gruelling interviews/tests for temping jobs (specifically an interview for Nat Wests business banking division in bournemouth...it only lasted an afternoon but it felt far far longer than the 2 days in london).
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    Just had a look at the website and they've got rid of the testing day (replaced with online testing) and they've cut the 2 day assessment in london down to one day: http://www.faststream.gov.uk/index.asp?txtNavID=97
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Just had a look at the website and they've got rid of the testing day (replaced with online testing) and they've cut the 2 day assessment in london down to one day: http://www.faststream.gov.uk/index.asp?txtNavID=97
    It's about to change again - the new info is already live on the gsi intranet. I guess if will filter down fairly soon. certainly internal candidates put forward have to under go the new process - may be a trial I guess for go live next year. Will ask my Grade 5.
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    It's about to change again
    Sounds about right...tweak things as often as possible so year on year comparison isn't possible
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    So it's concluded that high pay salaries are definitely within the maths field? My AS grades just came out and it wasn't as I expected.....
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    (Original post by MRLX69)
    I know that there are a few threads on this topic already but the ones which I look at are of jobs of extreme diversity, eg. a top lawyer could earn loads but those are only a few at the top. I'm after a very well paid job without having to go to the top. I heard surgeons may earn over 100k p.a. but i'm going to study maths and economics, or maths and something else, (a degree which I may go into many fields with). Please give me information or links on the highest average salaries of jobs!!!
    Why do you want to know? Surgeons do earn a lot of money ( 100 k per year in the RAF as a GDMO ) but you need to have had a lifelong ambition to become one as well as dedication before you can even begin the course.
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    (Original post by McGeadie)
    Why do you want to know? Surgeons do earn a lot of money ( 100 k per year in the RAF as a GDMO ) but you need to have had a lifelong ambition to become one as well as dedication before you can even begin the course.
    I didn't say I want to be a surgeon, I was hoping that people would give me career ideas relating to maths because as I mentioned before that i'm going to hopefully take a maths degree.... if i get in
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    Who would recommend getting a Phd in maths? or is it best to do a masters course (4 years) then get out to find a job?

    (Original post by WilliamFoster)
    Career rankings:
    0: Software Hardware Internet COMPUTER SCIENCE

    1:Management Consultancy (I love to travel, though I hear it becomes a pain later on)

    2:Investment Banking (Any front office job but Corp Finance where your hourly wage isn't much more than the bin man).

    3conomist (can command v.high salaries in IB's)

    4:Medicine and Dentistry (Great job security, but hours suck too and also not paid enough)

    5:Law (Highly competitive but worth it in the end)

    6tockbroker (nice earner for smoothtalkers, your degree won't help you here)

    7:Civil Service-Faststream (Application process more difficult than job itself)

    8:Techie (goodbye eyesight)

    9:Accountant (yawn)

    10: Pilot
    Software Hardware Internet COMPUTER SCIENCE??/// :confused:

    (Original post by Nik P)
    Computer science and computer related jobs have gone down the drain, the bubble has burst... I know loads of people with computer related degrees and they are finding it VERY diffocult to find a job... why?... because it is cheaper to outsource them...
    #

    Why are they all waiting for changes to happen? Some of them should get together and form a group and write some real software or even re design some parts of the internet etc and they would surely become quite rich out of it and it may become highly successful they could list it on the stock exchange and be mega rich all in their early 30's etc/

    The reality is though, very few of them have that drive to start up and take risks.
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    (Original post by Isabelle_D)
    Otherwise who the heck would want to earn 33k when they'd be better off earning 30k.
    Not correct. Having grimaced a couple of years ago when I first crossed the 40% tax level, you pay 40% tax on your earnings above £30500. Hence any extra pay you receive over £30500, you actually pocket 60% of it. It doesn't mean you have to pay more tax on earnings in the 22% bracket.
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    (Original post by capslock)
    "free private education for your kids"

    In a public sector job at the cost of the taxpayer? How ridiculous.
    It's not free, it's subsidised. It's to cover the disturbance to a family with regular postings. The forces provide a relatively modest amount of money per term to assist with the costs, and only if you send your kids to an approved school. I can't remember off-hand what it is, but even at one of the cheaper schools they're only paying just under 50%.
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    If you manage to survive the five years and successfully qualify (pre-registration), you can then apply to be a force doctor. Application to these posts requires a rigorous officer selection process, which tests both physical and mental suitability for a career in the forces. If you survive this, then maybe you're in with a chance.
    Then you can get yourself through officer training too. Admittedly easier on the Specialist Entrants "Vicars and Tarts" course than it is on the long course, but it's still no picnic.
 
 
 
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