Whilst there is a lot of demand for engineers and STEM graduates in the UK job market, that doesn’t change the fact that many engineering degrees, apprentices and jobs are highly competitive.
In our latest Engineering Resource, we look at how you can set yourself apart from the crowd. Whether it’s writing a UCAS Personal Statement for an engineering degree or responding to a job advert for an engineering apprenticeship, many students will feel the pressure to set themselves apart from other candidates.
Universities and potential employers look favorably upon applicants who can demonstrate a passion for their chosen career path – and there’s no better way to demonstrate your passion in a subject than having a portfolio of relevant extracurricular activities you can point to.
As well as proving that you have strong aspirations to be an engineer, extracurricular activities can also help you to showcase soft skills that you’ll need in your future career, as well as helping to set you apart from other candidates and applicants in a competitive higher education/job market.
But what are some of the best extracurricular activities for an aspiring engineer? In this article, we’ll explore some of the extracurricular activities that could really help to boost your engineering CV.