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Membership:why bother?

Disillusionment with the world of work in the years immediately following graduation affects most people. But it seems to hit civil engineering graduates especially hard. One minute the student is sitting rapt as his tutor paints a picture of a lifetime of adventure and recognition, the next he's setting out a drain on a Scottish hillside, at night, in the rain, during the winter - and being told he's doing it wrong by a cantankerous 'senior' engineer with the man management approach ...

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