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I graduated with a 2.1 degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL and I am still unemployed for a year since graduating.

Everyone gets shocked when I tell them that I am.
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I graduated with a 2.1 degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL and I am still unemployed for a year since graduating.

Everyone gets shocked when I tell them that I am.
How do you cope and keep yourself busy?

Do you do a part time job or anything?

I finished university at the end of last month and graduate end of July officially. I'm already losing my ****ing mind lol
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How do you cope and keep yourself busy?

Do you do a part time job or anything?

I finished university at the end of last month and graduate end of July officially. I'm already losing my ****ing mind lol
It's tough. I'm just thankful I have food on my plate and a roof over my head thanks to my parents.
I have applied for thousands of jobs.

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It's tough. I'm just thankful I have food on my plate and a roof over my head thanks to my parents.
I have applied for thousands of jobs.

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It's great you have such supportive parents.

Thousands? Sorry you've been so unlucky with the job search

What's the furthest you've been through an application process?
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It's great you have such supportive parents.

Thousands? Sorry you've been so unlucky with the job search

What's the furthest you've been through an application process?
I've been through interviews. Unfortunately in this area, there is not as many jobs as in London.
It feels different too. Like all the people are elderly or are families. Very few people our age.

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I've been through interviews. Unfortunately in this area, there is not as many jobs as in London.
It feels different too. Like all the people are elderly or are families. Very few people our age.

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That's unfortunate. I live in a small town as well, so there's not many graduate jobs going.

Do you drive? Guess that would makes thing easier. I'm probably going to move away and rent somewhere when I find a graduate job, I'm not too bothered about where the jobs I apply for are situated.
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What do you think is the reason why you can't find anything? Maybe if you do apply for a job in London you can might be able to rent out a place obviously living poverty student mode again but it can maybe get your foot in the door to something further?
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I graduated with a 2.1 degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL and I am still unemployed for a year since graduating.

Everyone gets shocked when I tell them that I am.
wtf hows that even possible ?? are you sure your applying properly?

a 2.1 in mechanical engineering definitely means your fixed for life mate , dont understand how you are jobless
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It's tough. I'm just thankful I have food on my plate and a roof over my head thanks to my parents.
I have applied for thousands of jobs.

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It sounds like your CV needs improving or that you need to work on your interview technique.
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Wow a UCL degree and unemployed? One of the best universities in the world too... Crazy how volatile this job market can be.

I'd suggest trying to find opportunities in bigger cities to possibly lead to more paths later. Good luck though
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You aren't far away from large scale engineering projects in the UK. I can reel off the number of railway lines being electrified in the next 6 years. But then if you can't or won't work in an orange suit then I'm not sure what will help you
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wtf hows that even possible ?? are you sure your applying properly?

a 2.1 in mechanical engineering definitely means your fixed for life mate , dont understand how you are jobless

Everyone says that. It's just not that simple. I am applying to everything and anything using totaljobs etc.

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That's unfortunate. I live in a small town as well, so there's not many graduate jobs going.

Do you drive? Guess that would makes thing easier. I'm probably going to move away and rent somewhere when I find a graduate job, I'm not too bothered about where the jobs I apply for are situated.
The problem is that I will need money before starting the job to pay the rent. Back to the chicken and egg thing.

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Everyone says that. It's just not that simple. I am applying to everything and anything using totaljobs etc.

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you definitely need to see a careers adviser ASAP
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You aren't far away from large scale engineering projects in the UK. I can reel off the number of railway lines being electrified in the next 6 years. But then if you can't or won't work in an orange suit then I'm not sure what will help you
Tbh I'll do anything. I've been rejected from Asda, Tesco, the local pub and the local off license.

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The problem is that I will need money before starting the job to pay the rent. Back to the chicken and egg thing.

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Ah right. Maybe you could just get any job, even bar work, or a job in retail, and just save up a bit of money whilst you apply for graduate jobs?

^ Sorry didn't see message where you said you're applying for anything

Good luck, something seems seriously off. I'd visit a careers advisor like study beats suggested.
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Ah right. Maybe you could just get any job, even bar work, or a job in retail, and just save up a bit of money whilst you apply for graduate jobs?
I've applied to all of them. It's a pile of rejections. They are looking for people experienced in their field. I have no experience in bar work.

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I've applied to all of them. It's a pile of rejections. They are looking for people experienced in their field. I have no experience in bar work.

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Hate this country, you have a degree in engineering and people won't hire you for bar work because of 'experience', what a ****ing joke.....
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Hate this country, you have a degree in engineering and people won't hire you for bar work because of 'experience', what a ****ing joke.....
A lot of people have been telling me that I'm over qualified.

But honestly this area is ****. Like literally a village.

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What feedback have you got from recruiters?
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