I did a degree in engineering and have done a lot of voluntary and work experience related to engineering during and since uni. Currently I do both work experience and voluntary work. But lately I’ve been thinking this isn’t for me. The reason is that I believe engineering is a dead industry. It is a really tough industry to be in and speaking to many engineers, none of them paint a pretty picture of it. Some have even advised me not to get into this field and I know why. The chance of getting a job is really rare and promotion is none the better. Companies are folding left, right and center and there is no job security. Through this, morale is often very low and it does feel like the stench of death fills the industry. That is why I’m thinking I have to change career and do something that has more opportunity, prosperity and job security. The reason why I currently think this is because the company where I do my work experience has laid of half the workforce and only 4 people remain! The only reason I keep my position, is that I’m not paid for my wok experience.
Your thoughts and views?
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- Thread Starter
- 15-03-2011 21:38
- 15-03-2011 21:44
if engineering is not safe, go into banking!