How to find a job with your Civil Engineering qualification?
Many Engineering students are lucky to get a job with a company right after their first year at university. Civil Engineering is one of the careers in South Africa the government is hoping to increase, from 40% careers in the past 50 years to maybe 60% in the future.
The basics things you can do to ensure you find a job as a Civil Engineer is to get good grades, your degree, specialise in the field of Civil Engineering and do an internship programme with any creditable company. These basics take effect in any Engineering field.
But then, some people want more qualifications in Engineering to ensure a better job and a better pay. For Civil Engineering, you can apply with an institution like the South African Institution of Civil Engineering where you can do one of their courses and gain CPD credits for professional skills in Civil Engineering.
The average salary for a qualified Civil Engineer is R246 420 per annum, and the average age for this salary is 30 years according to mywage.co.za. A qualification from SAICE can help you get there.
As a member at SAICE you will be able to reap the following benefits:
- Networking: Which means that you will be able to attend events and conferences hosted by the institution and get a chance to network with government officials and Civil Engineering bosses. Basically, it is a ticket to an extended network of like-minded individuals.
- Marketing: From being able to network with like-minded individuals, you have an opportunity to present your ideas to the very same people. This means you have easy access to funding opportunities for your great ideas.
- Editorial: This means that you will have access to updates on the occurrences within the industry through their award winning Civil Engineering magazine and two top class technical journals every year.
- Continuing Professional Development: Are the credit points you receive from every course that you do with the institution. Their courses are always reviewed and endorsed by the most professionally skilled individuals in the Civil Engineering industry.
- Representation for Civil Engineers: Because SAICE is involved in the structural developments of policies and standards in infrastructure departments in South Africa, and across African borders as well internationally recognised by UNESCO, this means that you have professional backing as a Civil Engineer.
SAICE has many divisions and branches across the country in Gauteng and our nine provinces. Visit SAICE and find out what they can do for you.
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