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Should ask for extra for my accomodation?

Post by aerotekk » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:15 pm

Hi, I recently graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the UK (in 2010).

I am a 32 year old male, and since my graduation I have worked at Airbus and Rolls-Royce , as a development technician, and also as a technical author/illustrator.

I currently make s$3500 per month in the UK.

Should I be asking for an allowance for accomodation on top of that?

Thanks

p.s if any one has heard of any good aero engineering or CAD jobs, then please PM me.

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:51 pm

Worry first about getting a job.
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Post by beppi » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:52 pm

As usual, your negotiation position depends on which special skills you have that the employer cannot find locally. If they are desperate to get you, ask for the sky and you might get it. But if you compete on skills with local engineers, you will on salary too. S$3500 is high for a recent graduate here!

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Post by aerotekk » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 1:05 am

are the prospects aro ngieering any god?

include in that any fluid dynamic and design elemets i.e gas / oil pipe CAD work

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Post by beppi » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 2:14 pm

aerotekk wrote:are the prospects aro ngieering any god?
Sorry, I don't know if "Aro Ngieering" is a God.
At least I haven't heard of such a religion.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 3:41 pm

Don't know how good they are, but my future SiL graduated about a year ago with his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering (along with a Masters & Batchelors in the same field), but went to work for Halliburton several months ago.........

Having said that, yes, RR have a plant here and are expanding so it's somewhere you might pursue. The entry level salaries are not going to exceed 3.5K but might do 3~3.2K to start. Housing? Doubtful.
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Post by aerotekk » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 7:07 pm

"Aro Ngieering" is a God.

My wireless keyboard keeps cutting out.

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Post by aerotekk » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 7:09 pm

i would be happy with 3k.

and i would most likely try to find a house share to save bucks

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 8:45 pm

aerotekk wrote:i would be happy with 3k.

and i would most likely try to find a house share to save bucks
You won't have any other options at 3k/month.

Except maybe a tent in East Coast Park.

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Post by aerotekk » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 8:50 pm

as nice as my current apartment is, I would happily trade it to live in a tent in Singapore.

Any Ex-pats from the Midlands would surely agree?

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Post by the lynx » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 9:47 pm

Hmm 3K is still decent, depending on your expectation on living conditions.

And no, housing allowance is less likely for your range. So you gotta find your own place.

If you rent a single room in a HDB, it will be between SGD400 to 1000 depending on where you live. The closer you are to the city or the popular spots (like Holland Village), the more expensive it will be.

Double that amount for a single room in a condominium.

So where you will be working will play a role in this.

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