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    So I've seen a few posts of graduates (in different fields, not only engineering) who've graduated from good universities with a decent qualification but can't find a job or end up earning £15k a year.

    Im hoping to start civil engineering and it got me thinking how civil engineering graduates are doing. From my research apparently civil engineers are one of the most underpaid professions starting around £22k (which still sounds a whole lot better than £15k ), but I want to hear from the real people rather than some stats I find on the internet.

    So civil engineering graduates, did you manage to find a job after graduating and was it related to the degree? Also was it hard landing a job? How's the pay? And is the general job life how you expected?
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    Have you solved this?
    I'm also interested in studying civil engineering and am interested in knowing the information you require.
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    Have you solved this?
    I'm also interested in studying civil engineering and am interested in knowing the information you require.
    Unfortunately no. I have however done more research and there are definitely jobs out there, but I think we really need to be at the top of our game, i.e, a good qualification, good university, good people skills, extra curriculum activities etc.

    It would be nice if any civil engineering graduates would post their experiences though!

    I'll be starting the course in a few weeks so I guess I'll have the chance to talk to professors and people in the profession.
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    Hello eggfriedrice,

    I graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering at the university of strathclyde therefore I may be of some help.

    Before finishing the course I would say that roughly 80% of students had already secured graduate positions in varying disciplines. After graduation the number is now upto around 90-95% with another small % going travelling or taking a gap year. (My course had around 70-80 students at the end).

    So to conclude, YES there is plenty of jobs out there in every field in Civil Engineering and the opportunities are endless. The salaries aren't too bad either but vary depending which field you go into.
 
 
 
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