Originally posted by: Div
I am 30 and have just completed my HNC in mechanical engineering, which I took because I had a great interest (and wanted a change in career) in mechanical engineering, automation, autocad(design) and control.
So which of these 4 do you have the 'great interest' in then? I suggest that you decide where your interests are and then look at what jobs are available and what the requirements are and then look at the gaps between what you have and what is required for the jobs. Also take the time to register with a few 'engineering' staff agencies and take some advice from them. I would suggest that rather than do a HND in mechanical engineering at this stage that you consider something which will make you more 'multi skilled', preferably in an area which interests you, which compliments your current HNC and for which there are jobs about.