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Hi guys , I have been offered by my company to become an “ electrical control and instrumentation “ technician rather than going down the normal mechanical route .
Some advantages of this are better pay from the company and less “ work “ .

I am not sure what to choose mechanical or the EC and I .
When I thought I was definitely going to do mechanical I looked at future career paths and saw things for example working on the railways at TFL or even moving onto the aeroplane manufacturing industry or anything like that.

What are my future career opportunities if I take the EC and I route ? Would I still be able to work on railways or in the aeroplane sector for example ??

Anyone who has any experience with this please advise me on what you think is better for me to do .

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(Original post by Steven672k)
Hi guys , I have been offered by my company to become an “ electrical control and instrumentation “ technician rather than going down the normal mechanical route .
Some advantages of this are better pay from the company and less “ work “ .

I am not sure what to choose mechanical or the EC and I .
When I thought I was definitely going to do mechanical I looked at future career paths and saw things for example working on the railways at TFL or even moving onto the aeroplane manufacturing industry or anything like that.

What are my future career opportunities if I take the EC and I route ? Would I still be able to work on railways or in the aeroplane sector for example ??

Anyone who has any experience with this please advise me on what you think is better for me to do .

Thanks
Personally, I think a key question here is which one will you enjoy most?

The aerospace and rail sectors are massive, so I don't see any reason why either course would be a barrier to entering either industry. Do you have a specific role in mind in either of those sectors, as that could be a deciding factor?
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(Original post by brainzistheword)
Personally, I think a key question here is which one will you enjoy most?

The aerospace and rail sectors are massive, so I don't see any reason why either course would be a barrier to entering either industry. Do you have a specific role in mind in either of those sectors, as that could be a deciding factor?
well personally, I don’t really have a preference . Both are really appealing to me and both do overlap and are similar .
However due to what I have read and heard I am slowly leaning towards doing the electrical EC&I route.

For the sectors I don’t really have a specific role in mind - anything maintenance based I would be able to go into as that is what I am currently based in .


Do you know of any / can give me some ideas on careers I could go into in the future by following the EC&I route and how hard it will be to get into them ? ( preferably in the sectors I mentioned , but I am open to other ideas aswell ) .
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