Breaking into investment banking from a career in engineering
ME: Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at this post. I wont keep this description long, I am a Technical Manager working for an offshore firm, have three years of work experience, a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, I have some project management experience and I am based in the UK, age: 25
PROBLEM: I work long hours when I am in the office and away from civilization for about three or four weeks when I am not working in the office. For the amount of work I do, I do not think I am financially compensated well, I do not get any job satisfaction from my current position. I have been thrown at the deep end for the most part of my career, but I have bounced back from them but again, the rewards have been pretty poor: I mean i still live with my parents and cant even afford to buy a decent car, I havent had a holiday in three years.
I dont mind working long hours unless there is brighter lights at the end of the tunnel and entry level positions will not bother me, I do not mind staying away from home or family if required. I dont mind even going as further as quitting my job and doing a financial course if required.
REASON FOR FORUM POST: I have no clue where to start in investment banking, I am not aware if I require further education at a Masters level or is my current degree and work experience enough to break in, What sort of level of employment should I aim for? How long would it take me to get to the big leagues? Any advice would help guys!