• Question: Is it hard to find jobs with a degree in in Engineering?

    Asked by ashraf549 to Usaid on 12 Mar 2012.
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      Usaid Rauf answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Hi ashraf549,

      I would like to answer your question with my own example, if that’s OK? I’m sure you’ve heard of the “recession” and how the UK’s economy is in a bad state, right? Well, do you remember when it all started? The UK went into recession around December 2008. I graduated from University in summer 2009, so was one of the first graduates into a job market where a lot of people were losing jobs.

      A degree in engineering gave me a really wide range of skills. I found that I could apply for jobs in banks, IT and science. I decided to stick with engineering, because it’s what I always wanted to do. I got more than one job offer, which I think was really lucky, considering the state of the job market at that time.