A graduate from the University of Bath has become so frustrated with his
job hunt that he has now pitched up outside Bristol Temple Meads railway station in an effort to be noticed
by local employers.
Bader Abdel-Razeq, of Hartcliffe, in the city has
so far failed to secure one of the many fresh graduate jobs
in UK despite sending out more than 1,000 job applications.
Despite holding a 2:2 degree in mechanical engineering Mr.
Abdel-Razeq has struggled to make the first step onto the graduate career
ladder. To ramp up his efforts to secure a position he has now pitched himself
at the railway station from 6.30am until 6pm, in the hopes that a passing
commuter can help him with his plight.
plenty of smiles, people wishing me good luck and a couple of phone numbers to
ring but no firm job offers,” said Mr. Abdel-Razeq, whose efforts secured an
interview for a customer service role.
down 50 copies of my CV to give out to people who may be interested and gave
out about 30.”
So far Mr.
Abdel-Razeq’s dreams of working in aviation have been dashed and he was
unsuccessful at the only interview he managed to obtain.
figures have shown that the graduate is one of many to find it difficult to
find work after leaving university.Up to a fifth of graduates are
without work six months after finishing their degrees.
On his struggle to find work the Mr. Abdel-Razeq added:
want to work in aviation but it’s a case of needs must and I will take what is
available,” he said. “I have been to companies and recruitment agencies – I
have tried everything you can think of to get myself a job.
find myself getting ignored or told I don’t have enough experience. I can only
assume it’s down to a combination of the recession and lack of jobs. Now it is
a case of desperate measures. Of course I would like a job in engineering but
to be honest it has reached the stage where I will have to take what is on
Have you struggled to get graduate electronic engineering
jobs? Would you be willing to take such drastic steps?