The HND in Computer Automation and Networking got me into my first job, and from there on it was becoming an incorporated engineer (IEng) over a number of years – I was very lucky that the company I then worked for supported on-the-job training and mentoring by older and experienced engineers. I think if that didn’t happen, I would have done my Plan B and studied for a degree!
My degree – I graduated from uni with a masters in Motorsport Engineering. GCSEs and A-Levels are needed to get into the course – but if you don’t have the right grades there is a foundation course which bridges between A-Levels and the degree. Without the degree I wouldn’t have got the job I have.
Interesting. Id say a whole sequence of qualifications led to this job. The crunch is to do with being Chartered CEng MICE but before that I had a degree and Alevels and GCSE’s etc. But in addition you need some less tangible qualifications like a passion for engineering, team work, creative, flexible and ambitious. Less easy to measure but just as important.