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Hello all,

Well i'm in my last year (last few days actually) of a degree course in Motorsports. Years of hard work.. and guess what.. no job prospects whatsoever.

I have however, a 10K student loan to pay back, CSA payments and now need to find somewhere to live as I live in Uni accomodation.

I just cannot think of one reason to stay in this country anymore, have sent my CV out to over 100 companies and i've not even sucured 1 job interview.

Sorry this is off topic, but i'm pretty fed up as you may be able to imagine. :unsure::o:unsure:

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Well i'm in my last year (last few days actually) of a degree course in Motorsports. Years of hard work.. and guess what.. no job prospects whatsoever.

What job prospects were you expecting?

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did you use a spell checker in your quest to sucure a job?

c'mon, you should have guessed by now that higher education is there to keep you off the government unemployment stats - and the working population is paying for this labour spin through taxation...

welcome to the real world ;)

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A job that payed in excess of £20K a year, is that too much to ask??..

if you have just finished your degree then yes, it is a bit much - what skills do you have that are of use to an employer that would entitle you to near the average wage? are you selling them well? how do you compare with the competition? how much actual experience do you have?

why did you waste your time and money getting a degree?

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This is blatant trolling - degree in motorsports :lol::lol:

even if this was true, what the hell possessed you? :lol::lol:

i've heard of more bizzare ones before now

just pile 'em high and get them off the unemployment stats...

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Sorry to sound harsh but you're problem is you. It was your decision to take the course that you selected. If you hadn't worked out what 3 year's study was going to be worth in the medium-long term then the lack of jobs you perceive now is your fault.

I'd suggest you face up to the reality of your mistake and work out what the lessons to be learned are. Then decide what you want, make a plan of how you can achieve it, and then start work again.

We all screw up, blame the country for its mistakes sure but don't confuse them with your own.

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This is blatant trolling - degree in motorsports :lol::lol:

even if this was true, what the hell possessed you? :lol::lol:

Perhaps he's interested in motor sports. Good for him for deciding to pursue something he enjoys!

Get a life DoctorJ.

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Sorry to sound harsh but you're problem is you. It was your decision to take the course that you selected. If you hadn't worked out what 3 year's study was going to be worth in the medium-long term then the lack of jobs you perceive now is your fault.

I'd suggest you face up to the reality of your mistake and work out what the lessons to be learned are. Then decide what you want, make a plan of how you can achieve it, and then start work again.

We all screw up, blame the country for its mistakes sure but don't confuse them with your own.

So positive!

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This is blatant trolling - degree in motorsports :lol::lol:

even if this was true, what the hell possessed you? :lol::lol:

Guessing the course was at UCLAN?

Only the OP can answer the 2nd question...

As for the job search, concentrate your CV on what transferrable skills you could take to a different sector of employment if you are struggling to find work in the motorsport/automotive industry.

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Can Someone Please Give Me 1 Reason, To why I should stay in this ******* country

Answer - you can do pretty much any subject in degree level. I dont think any other country can offer that.

However, certain degrees should carry a risk warning, that it might be difficult to get a job at the end of it. Such degrees are for personal interests only.

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A job that payed in excess of £20K a year, is that too much to ask??..

My first job out of uni, 8 years ago, paid 14k, probably equivalent to about 17k-18k now. I was very hesitant about accepting it because I thought the pay was on the low side, but it was a foot in the door in an industry I wanted to work in. I'm still there now, earning just over 50k - not a fortune, but well above the national average. My point is: being a graduate does not give you the right to a well payed job instantly, especially now when over a third of people go to university. There are very few jobs where a degree is an absolute prerequisite - you'll be in competition with people who already have 3 to 5 years experience. Find a job you want to do then work out how to get there, even if it means starting on a lower salary than you hoped for.

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what are the practical, life skills one learns while studying motorsports?

or are you one of the generation who has been tricked into thinking that you could study anything you wanted, and there would be a man with a cheque book waiting for you at the end to hand you a career on a plate.

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If i remember rightly a motorsports degree involves a lot of design and engineering, its not just watching f1 and moto gp then sitting a test. I think TVR used to take on quite a few graduates.

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Guessing the course was at UCLAN?

Only the OP can answer the 2nd question...

As for the job search, concentrate your CV on what transferrable skills you could take to a different sector of employment if you are struggling to find work in the motorsport/automotive industry.

Yes an associate college of UCLAN, correct!

Thanks for the advice!

(I did say I was going to go didn't I lol)

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I just cannot think of one reason to stay in this country anymore, have sent my CV out to over 100 companies and i've not even sucured 1 job interview.

Maybe identify the individuals within the companies who make hiring decisions personally, write to them, follow up with a phone call. Sell yourself; enthusiasm & keenness helps. Maybe even some kind of post degree short term work experience. Track down Ecclestone and write to him. Or try to get a masters with funding with industrial experience. Engineerng Phds at Cranfield were easy to get into a whole ago. Apply for something like this: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/study/mext_postgrad.html - I dunno, marketing for some Honda hybrid racing or something - Get a one year working visa for Australia and try getting a job with Holden motorsport, etc etc

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To be fair, the motorsports field has done a darn sight better than a lot of other science/engineering fields in terms of employment over the last decade or so.

Having said that any specialist career-positioned higher level paid for education should be carefully controlled, teaching insitituions should not be allowed to promote courses (or course numbers) that simply provide a stream of income into the university purse when they know damn well there are not the jobs availble. In fact maybe there should be a kickback - anything over a percentage of specialist course graduates that fail to find a job then the institution starts betting fined/taxed accordingly, that would sharpen a few minds and get a few lecturers and chancellors off the gravy train.

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A job that payed in excess of £20K a year, is that too much to ask??..

Don't let these miserable knob heads get you down. Good for you for getting a degree in something you enjoy rather than claiming benefits and sitting on your ****.

If there is nothing to stop you leaving the UK I'd get out now. Do a bit of research first and see where you can get work in Europe somewhere.

You'll get a life unlike many berks on this forum!! :P

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what are the practical, life skills one learns while studying motorsports?

or are you one of the generation who has been tricked into thinking that you could study anything you wanted, and there would be a man with a cheque book waiting for you at the end to hand you a career on a plate.

Brid.

I'm a mature student, my previous experience is as follows:

16 years in the automotive industry (12 of these self-employed)

Never signed on the dole once since I left school (Might need to do shortly though)

Skills:

Mechanic, cars, LGV and HGV

Welder and Fabricator

Hold a LGV driving Licence

Customer relations

2 years experience in a Motor-sports workshop (While studying for degree)

Can operate all Microsoft Office programs, design Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, some experience with PHP and Dreamweaver

I did this degree to help further my career prospects, and to obtain a job which paid more... lets face it £20K is peanunts these days

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Perhaps he's interested in motor sports. Good for him for deciding to pursue something he enjoys!

Get a life DoctorJ.

:lol::lol: I furkin love it

Fair enough enjoy it but then don't bitch about it. Let the people be free - but if it goes tits up don't blame the government.

Whats your degree in Cockrobin? Drum making :lol::lol:

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Leave the country. Probably the best thing you can ever do.

The way things are in the UK is starting to get scary.If you're not convinced buy a copy of 1984 and sit and read that.

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