UK-Muscle.co.uk Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
_
Joined
·
1,876 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright lads, anyone switched careers from mechanical engineering to data science or software engineering etc.
I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering about 4/5 years ago but have struggled to find work in the field (so much for shortage on engineers bollox), have been working in either mechanical technician roles or maintenance engineering but don’t really fancy doing this for the foreseeable.
I find the idea of remote working quite attractive and am led to believe that the above career types are the way to go. Has anyone made the change or knows how to get started?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
619 Posts
How old are you?

It's quite easy to get into IT through an apprenticeship (some companies are paying good money for apprentices) and then springboard from there onto whatever aspect of IT takes your fancy.

Feel free to PM me if you want more info.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,542 Posts
How old are you?

It's quite easy to get into IT through an apprenticeship (some companies are paying good money for apprentices) and then springboard from there onto whatever aspect of IT takes your fancy.

Feel free to PM me if you want more info.
Hi, how would one get into tech finance, or best approach please?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,839 Posts
Not changed specifically, but been doing mechanical engineering for nearly 30 years.
Transitioned in to a quality technician role a while ago. Much less workload and off the tools now.
Need to make more decisions and investigate problems, but now I delegate which department needs to rectify the issues
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,220 Posts
Working as a maintenance engineer for a few years will give you the hands on knowledge of what problems commonly occur and if you’re as smart as you clearly think you are should allow you to use things like kaizen and CI to show employers that you’re all you’re cracked up to be.

At the minute it sounds like you’re trying to run before you can walk and a whipper snapper who’s just out his time with all the gear and no idea.

If you’re wanting to develop into the software side of things like PLC programming etc you picked the wrong trade to begin with. So you sound like a bit of a fcuking halfwit truth be told.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
619 Posts
Hi, how would one get into tech finance, or best approach please?
Fintech is just an IT specialism. You can probably start with a good base knowledge of finance and build your tech knowledge. I know for sure you can start with the base tech knowledge and build it the other way too. Hedge funds, traders, hnw mortgage providers, brokers, etc. are the client base there.

Feel free to PM me.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
854 Posts
How good are you at programming? if you have never done it then that would suggest you have little interest in it which is not a good indicator of success - to be any good at it you need to be swimming in this stuff.

Now, you might dip your toe in and then develop a real fascination and get pulled in but then again you might not. No harm in giving it a go, there are more free resources online than you can ever imagine.
 

·
_
Joined
·
1,876 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Working as a maintenance engineer for a few years will give you the hands on knowledge of what problems commonly occur and if you’re as smart as you clearly think you are should allow you to use things like kaizen and CI to show employers that you’re all you’re cracked up to be.

At the minute it sounds like you’re trying to run before you can walk and a whipper snapper who’s just out his time with all the gear and no idea.

If you’re wanting to develop into the software side of things like PLC programming etc you picked the wrong trade to begin with. So you sound like a bit of a fcuking halfwit truth be told.
Lol, ok Karen
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,178 Posts
[
Not changed specifically, but been doing mechanical engineering for nearly 30 years.
Transitioned in to a quality technician role a while ago. Much less workload and off the tools now.
Need to make more decisions and investigate problems, but now I delegate which department needs to rectify the issues
So you turn up say its ****ed and Dave will fix it then go home
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,216 Posts
Alright lads, anyone switched careers from mechanical engineering to data science or software engineering etc.
I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering about 4/5 years ago but have struggled to find work in the field (so much for shortage on engineers bollox), have been working in either mechanical technician roles or maintenance engineering but don’t really fancy doing this for the foreseeable.
I find the idea of remote working quite attractive and am led to believe that the above career types are the way to go. Has anyone made the change or knows how to get started?
Are you looking further than your home town for work? As you said, they're screaming out for them. A quick job search shows a butt load of vacancies
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,087 Posts
Alright lads, anyone switched careers from mechanical engineering to data science or software engineering etc.
I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering about 4/5 years ago but have struggled to find work in the field (so much for shortage on engineers bollox), have been working in either mechanical technician roles or maintenance engineering but don’t really fancy doing this for the foreseeable.
I find the idea of remote working quite attractive and am led to believe that the above career types are the way to go. Has anyone made the change or knows how to get started?
That’s the problem with SE and working remotely mate… so much is outsourced overseas now to sh1tholes where you’ll get an entire ERP system built for a couple of kilos of chickens feet.
Look into going down the designing instead of building route if you can.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,503 Posts
That’s the problem with SE and working remotely mate… so much is outsourced overseas now to sh1tholes where you’ll get an entire ERP system built for a couple of kilos of chickens feet.
Look into going down the designing instead of building route if you can.
Genuinely burst out laughing at that sentence brohomo 😂😂😂
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top