What a depressing letter from Graham Loakes (Letters, 14 July). He hopes that young engineers work hard to `move up the ladder, and thereby realise their potential’. I have been a mechanical engineer for 36 years and my burning ambition has always been to be a sought-after engineer.
Instead of indoctrinating young engineers into thinking that it is imperative that they move into a management role, how about changing our culture so that it is possible to earn big money as an engineer? These are the people who design and develop the goods.
In my view, there is no higher position than engineer. This is where the top is.
Larry Curley, Huntingdon
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