• Question: You are already a person who gets lots of money from your job, what makes you want to have £500 more ?

    Asked by gwedegs01 to Rain, Andy, Bill, Grant, Kayleigh on 13 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by janjew, walkeraj15, bradgunningham98.
    • Photo: Rain Irshad

      Rain Irshad answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      Oh ho if only that were true. Sadly, Engineering is probably not the field you want to go into if you want to be filthy stinking rich. Not my kind, anyway. If you’re looking for big bucks, I’d head for London and aim for Investment Banking or Law. Possibly management consultancy.

      The great thing about schemes like this is that, whatever happens, it’s the schools that win. The money won from this competition has to be spent on making Engineering more open, engaging and available to the public. The engineers just get to decide on exactly how that’s going to be managed.

      I grew up in a single parent family on a council estate in Oldham – if it wasn’t for programmes like this, I would never had been able to get to where I am. That’s why I think this competition is really important, and everyone should get involved!

    • Photo: Andrew Hearn

      Andrew Hearn answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      Hmm. I could work very hard and get stressed out a lot in a job that I hate, just to watch my bank account get huge (for what I don’t know), or actually wake up in the mornings to look forward to go to work and do something I really enjoy (which I think I’m lucky as one or two of my mates are always moaning about how fed up they are with their jobs) !

      I think we aren’t allowed to keep the £500…. 🙂 But it is even better that we get to show students what it is really all about, and nothing like the boring lessons at school!

    • Photo: Kayleigh Messer

      Kayleigh Messer answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      Hopefully the £500 will benefit the students in the schools in this zone as I intend to buy some interesting books about science/engineering careers so if you need any more information after these two weeks then you’ll be able to get it!

    • Photo: Bill Price

      Bill Price answered on 22 Mar 2012:

      I think I may have answered this. I dont get that much money but the £500 is for us to redirect rather than ‘have’. I plan to redirect it to the music project in Zambia.