Why you should choose a career in engineering


Engineers are in demand

According to the Royal Academy of Engineering, Britain will need more than a MILLION new engineers and technicians by 2020 – double the current number of annual engineering graduates and apprentices. Statistics show that 85% of engineering graduates go into paid work or further study within six months of gaining a relevant qualification.

There’s something for everyone
Automotive, Civil, Aerospace, Rail, Aeronautical, Scientific, Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical & Electronic with disciplines such as Design, Development, Maintenance, Quality, Process, Project - there’s bound to be at least one that takes your fancy. Click here to view all careers in engineering.

According to the job board www.reed.co.uk the average engineering salary in the UK is £34,969. Money might not be your main motivator but with an excellent entry-level salary averaging at £25,000 - it’s definitely a perk!

You don’t have to go to uni
There’s a variety of routes you can use to secure a job in engineering.

School leavers - If university is not for you, apprenticeships can help you get ahead in your career - straight from school. Earn money whilst achieving your qualification and gaining experience. 
You will be able to move into the industry once you have a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, HND or Advanced Diploma.

REMEMBER- it’s never too late to change career. If you’re bored in your job and seeking a more fulfilling career, maybe you should consider heading back to the books to be a mature student?

If you want to find out more about how to get into engineering or opportunities available, call our expert Sue Amer on 01622 236796.


Sue Amer

Senior Recruitment Consultant  
Specialisms: Engineering & Surveying
Tel: 01622 236796
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