Career Change Candidates

Use this section to understand how you may be able to go about securing a position in an engineering company on the island.

If you find yourself getting a bit bored in your current role, fancying a career change to challenge yourself or maybe the organisation you're currently employed with is downsizing and you like the sound of engineering, then maybe the island's engineering and manufacturing sector might be able to offer you a different career.

With engineering being a disciplined working environment you may have already developed some of the personal attributes we need such as:

  • mechanically minded,
  • methodical,
  • attention to detail,
  • logical thinker,
  • flexible, 
  • eager to learn,
  • creative,
  • good communicator, and
  • careful 

Couple this with some of the more technical skills associated with roles such as plumbing, electrician, maintenance, construction and vehicle mechanics you may find that with some further training you could be considered for employment in the sector as an entry level machine operator for example.

Vacancies in the sector are always very fluid and so people should always send their details and CV into companies regardless of the current situation for vacancies. That way companies can consider you against their current and future skills needs and if there is the potential of a good match they may well contact you.

Equally, using the Careers Service (use link here) and making them aware of your desire to work towards getting into the sector will be captured. If enough people with similar retraining needs are found, then between the Careers Service and the sector some retraining may be created leading to potential employment. The Careers Service is a member of the Engineering Sector Skills Group where skills needs are regularly discussed and actions put in place to create the skills needed. Use the link here for more information on the Engineering Sector Skills Group. 

It is never too late to have a career change - what have you to loose by asking? 

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

Charles Darwin (English naturalist and geologist best known for his contributions to the theory of evolution.)