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When it comes to engineering, it is a broad spectrum full of multiple opportunities and career paths to go down that are based mainly on science, maths and technology. If you want to get into engineering, there is definitely a route that will suit you. Although each role is different, you will come to find that engineers, from medical to mechanical, often have a lot of common personality traits. In this blog we are going to take a good look into a few of them. You may be surprised to find out that you yourself have some of the traits mentioned. So, let’s head straight into it!
There is no job in the world that will ever be deemed as ‘easy’, however having the right attitude towards the role you do will help massively. If you are someone that often takes pride in the work you produce, then you will excel as an engineer. All engineering roles require you to be a go-getter, you need to be someone that is hard-working and wants to produce the best work in order to do well in the role. If this comes naturally to you, then you’ll be good to go!
This may come as a shock to you; since most people believe engineers are mainly logistic people, but if you have creative traits, putting them to use in engineering can get you far! This is because, as an engineer, you need to be able to think of new ideas constantly and view things from different perspectives in order to produce quality work. So, if you have creativity to offer, engineering may be a direction for you to go in.
Do you find yourself meeting deadlines on time or turning up to work early? You are a born engineer. Like the majority of workplaces, you need to be reliable and dependable otherwise you won’t get very far. Most of the time you will be working on strict deadlines or have commitments that have been agreed upon and in those cases delays are not acceptable, so you need to be able to manage the time you’re given effectively to meet the client's expectations.
Being able to predict what could happen, whether good or bad, during a project is extremely important in engineering. If you’re a forward-thinker that uses initiative on a day-to-day basis, you may not be aware that you can use this skill to become a successful engineer! Engineers have to have this trait so that all possibilities can be ruled out. Of course, things can sometimes be out of your control, but it is best to eliminate anything you know could happen.
Do you relate to any of these mentioned? If you do then you may be happy to know that you can most definitely start a future in engineering. You don’t need to be a genius in maths or science. It’s about what you can bring to the table!
At the University of Bolton, we have a range of engineering courses that our Faculty of Engineering and Creative Tech offer with amazing facilities, such as our National Centre for Motorsport Engineering which is the only one in the UK! Start your journey on the right foot by choosing #UniAsItShouldBe. Follow the link here to see all the amazing courses we offer at our friendly, supportive and inclusive campus. For any further information contact us at email@example.com or call us on 01204 903903.