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A good outcome is passing your Viva which you have done.
Major revision just means you have a lot of changes to bring it up to the necessary standard to have it published. Nobody cares about this sort of thing but it can dent your confidence a bit to be told you have major corrections.
It probably won't take you 6 months and honestly I would just swallow your disappointment and get it finished so you can move onto the next stage of your life.
I imagine that PhD applications to all positions are going to be through the roof right now with next to nobody apparently hiring the latest crop of graduates (or anyone else at the moment).
I'm afraid you are going to have to keep trying in the current climate.
This all seems to hinge on some vague description of whether or not you are "technically" still a full time student.
You really need to get some independent advice on this from perhaps Citizens Advice.
A simpler method might be to phone the UC hotline and tell them exactly what you've said here.
I would ignore the academic requirements of those jobs unless you have no degree at all.
Experience trumps qualifications in almost all cases when it comes to industrial engineering unless you want to go into industrial research. You'll probably find quite a few older employees in engineering still don't have degrees at all.
Good luck with this.
TQ, if changing research interests is genuinely the case then that probably is a better approach. The problem is that if you pretend the problem is one thing when it isn't, you risk having your bluff called. Whatever approach is taken, my advice would be that it is grounded in reality. If you are caught lying about the reason for wanting to move supervisor, he might see straight through it and that might cause more problems than it solves.
It's a difficult situation without a doubt.
In which case I would tell him that I needed more supervision than he is able to provide and would ask if he would support another supervisor taking that task on.
How you phrase these things needs great care to ensure it doesn't sound critical or aggressive but him being very busy is the leverage you need to make the change.
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