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    Outside of the blue chip companies it seems like almost every single grad-level Engineering job is through a recruitment agency.

    Why is this? Anyone got any ideas on how to avoid the agencies?
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    Why are you against going through an agency? It wouldn't hurt to use one and look elsewhere. Try contacting companies directly and even sending off some prospective applications.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Why are you against going through an agency? It wouldn't hurt to use one and look elsewhere. Try contacting companies directly and even sending off some prospective applications.
    With agencies there's no real contract, for example you could be told to leave at any time without notice. The agency also takes 10-20% of your wage, so you are better off being employed directly by the engineering firm in that respect alone. I'm sure theres many more disadvantaged to going through an agency (though there some benefits i.e. its easy)
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    (Original post by Noybb)
    With agencies there's no real contract, for example you could be told to leave at any time without notice. The agency also takes 10-20% of your wage, so you are better off being employed directly by the engineering firm in that respect alone. I'm sure theres many more disadvantaged to going through an agency (though there some benefits i.e. its easy)
    I'm not sure that those are the kind of agencies the OP was speaking of. A lot of the jobs are advertised by recruitment consultants on behalf of recruitment agencies which get paid to find suitable candidates. Rather than employment agencies like Adecco which do actually take a cut of your salary.

    In response to OP the reason this is common outside of the bluechip companies is as its easier for them to pay someone to sort out this side of business for them.
 
 
 
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