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    Hi guys, i want to ask for your opinions on which course i should take? I've narrowed it down to these two engineering, petroleum and mechanical. I have passion for both but its been pretty difficult to decide due to the ups and downs of the economy, my main focus now is the future, will mechanical engineering be a competitive job employment, or will there still be fuel when i finish my degree? Its best i ask now rather than later. With technology advancing pretty quick, it feels like renewable energy can just swoop in anytime and destroying jobs for those taking petroleum engineering...

    Furthemore , does petroleum engineering only works in oil n gas companies? Will they be needed in any renewable?


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    (Original post by LuWee)
    Hi guys, i want to ask for your opinions on which course i should take? I've narrowed it down to these two engineering, petroleum and mechanical. I have passion for both but its been pretty difficult to decide due to the ups and downs of the economy, my main focus now is the future, will mechanical engineering be a competitive job employment, or will there still be fuel when i finish my degree? Its best i ask now rather than later. With technology advancing pretty quick, it feels like renewable energy can just swoop in anytime and destroying jobs for those taking petroleum engineering...

    Furthemore , does petroleum engineering only works in oil n gas companies? Will they be needed in any renewable?


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    Take mechanical and go into the oil industry; that's what I did.
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    Petroleum would have more a scope for progression into control rooms and entering management depending on where you start.

    There's a range of apprenticeships you can get in to that cover both, maybe a better option than taking an academical route into industry.

    in oil and gas:

    http://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/marecruitment - modern apprenticeship with disciplines including mechanical and process operations(petroleum)

    http://www.opito.com/uogitt-modern-apprenticeship disciplines including mechanical and process operations again. opito also do a subsurface mechanical apprenticeship sponsored by schlumberger in aberdeen.

    edf energy, eon, drax power, ineos, petrofac, ecitb are a few companies that also offer technician/engineering apprenticeships.

    I was going to do HNC petroleum engineering after my NC in measurement and control, but if I can get in an apprenticeship Ill be laughing. Opito being the first choice though with some apprentices going onto 60k salaries straight after completion.


    edit. The opito apprenticeship applications start on the 30th January and are only open for 2 weeks this year, theres been as many as 4000 applicants for 100 places in previous years.
    the forth valley apprenticeship closes the end of this month,
 
 
 
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