This post is available if your degree in Engineering can be recognised in the UK. In case the British Government doesn’t recognise your education, the only solution is to go to school again, here. But, if your diploma can be recognised, you have all the chances to work as engineer in the UK.
Step 1: NARIC
This is the national agency that can recognise your studies abroad. The procedures is fairly simple, cheap and fast. In 2016, I applied for Statement of Comparability of my Bachelor Degree in Medical Engineering. It costed me 75 GBP, had to send a scanned copy of my documents and, in 2 weeks, I received the statement at home. Although it’s not mandatory to have a Bachelor Degree to work as engineer in the UK, the document received by NARIC helped me add my grades into CV, in a way that employers can understand. Plus, I had very few work experience in this field, so this statement increased my credibility.
Step 2: Technical English lessons
While you wait for the NARIC to send you an answer, some English lessons for engineers would be very helpful. You might speak this language very well, but knowing the relevant words for work is essential. Without them, you won’t understand the tasks and your performance will be severely affected. See here an article about types of English lessons. Also, if you prefer the lessons offered by us, on Udemy you can find a surprise.
Step 3: Decide for the keywords from your CV
Take a look on the most popular job portals, on the job titles that suit your experience. With a text analyser, see what keywords are used. Then, make sure your CV contains those keywords, in order to pass through the applicant tracking system (ATS). Also, it would be a good idea to read which softwares, technologies and tools is required. If you already have experience with them, mention it in the relevant sections of the CV. Does it sound too difficult and complicated? You can always hire a specialist to write your CV, at a reasonable price.
Step 4: Start sending the CV
Once you received the documents from NARIC and your studies are recognised, update your CV. Then, start applying at the relevant job positions. In short time, you should receive the first call that invites you to an interview.