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Old 06-09-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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Is it difficult to be an engineer in Singapore?

I came across this STJobs article that talked about how engineering was losing its appeal to Singaporeans, and it lamented the fact that today we've got lots of vacancies but not enough (local) talent to fill these spots. Something must have happened to have led to this. My thoughts on this:

1. Influx of foreign talent. It's an argument I've heard more than once now, that engineers from India and China are taking up spots in SG.

2. Yet at the same time, a lot more (young) people lean more towards banking and finance now. There is something shiny and cool about being in finance, I suppose? The above article also mentioned the image of engineers in Singapore is a boring, laborious, and soul-killing thing. I don't know how true that is.

3. Does it also have to do with remuneration? Are we not getting paid enough for us to want to take on engineering roles in today's market?

Anything helps. Thanks all!
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:38 PM   #2
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When I was a student I always thought it was easier for engineers to secure jobs at companies like siemens or schneider electric since there will always be a need for engineers. If engineers were in demand, that would be the case right?

But I also have friends from Biomedical Engineering, who haven't been able to find any permanent jobs yet so

Biomedical Engineering is the hype which government advocate that it will bring good career and atas feel, ultimately all my friends went to business banking or finance instead of what they graduate from

sad career advice from poly
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:47 PM   #3
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Its just an execuse for tjem to bring in more foreign thrash to take over yiur rice bowl.
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