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    I have recently been accepted onto a 12 week course to become a smart meter engineer. The course costs 6k but I will walk into a job starting on 24k and rising to 27k in the second year plus bonuses.

    I want your opinion on whether this is a good option for me (a maths and physics graduate). Is there reasonable career progression? Is it a good investment of my money?

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    despite what the recruiters aretelling you this is not an Engineer role , this is a semi skilled fitter role.
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    Any decent employer would be paying for the training themselves. For you to shell out £6k sounds a little dodgy.

    You also need to be aware that this will be a relatively short career route - once smart meters are rolled out, there will be a lot of people trained like you (there are huge recruitment drives where there are short term targets to get smart meters in homes) but far less need for all those people to work.

    And as someone has mentioned, this is an installation role. You will be going into homes and installing smart meters, in the same way BT engineer comes in and installs/fixes phone lines.


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    Don't do it, you're too qualified to do something like that
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    Still considering this role as nothing else has come up as of yet, still think it is a bad idea?

    What would be my options after the rollout has finished?

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    (Original post by harryloughton)
    Still considering this role as nothing else has come up as of yet, still think it is a bad idea?

    What would be my options after the rollout has finished?

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    If you are going to do it, find a way where you don't have to pay for the course.


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