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Minus degree


The Big Debate (11 January) on the skills shortage in the industry made for interesting reading.

What dismayed me was that although people in high paid jobs such as banking do not have career-specic degrees, this requirement for civil engineers is what stops companies recruiting from a vast resource of graduates.

I am amazed at how limited the choices for physics and maths graduates are outside the nance and management sector when industries such as ours require their skills but overlook them on a technicality.

James Kelly, assistant engineer, Transport Planning Services, Environment Directorate, London Borough Richmond upon Thames, j. uk

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