How to become a dinghy design?

Discussion in 'Education' started by peterhalswell, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. peterhalswell
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    Location: Exeter, UK

    peterhalswell Junior Member

    Dear all,

    I'm a second year engineering student at exeter university. My dream job is to become a dinghy designer, ideally designing boats for Laser, RS or someone similar. But I have no idea how to get there!!!

    Can someone please help me;
    -What are employers looking for? Is a mechanical engineering degree enough or are there better courses.

    -Where would I go to get a summer placement/work experience. Laser and RS have no schemes and can not help me.

    -Who would potentially employ me or is it free lance work. When I rang RS they said that it was free lance but Laser said they had a design team.

    Any advise welcome, whether its answering the question or just good tips and pointers.

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