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Engineering graduate careers advice

Whether you want to engineer the world’s infrastructure, develop life-saving or environmentally-friendly technology, or work on cutting edge projects such as self-driving cars, our advice will help pave your way to the job you want. And these are just a few of the career routes open to budding engineers – you can use our sector overviews, written by engineering professionals, to explore even more possibilities.

Engineering is an exciting and innovative industry to work in. You can earn a great salary and your work can take you all over the world. However, you’ll face stiff competition, especially for openings with the big employers. So make sure you stand out from the crowd with the help of our advice on applications, interviews and technical tests. We’ve also got you covered on applying to SMEs, your postgraduate study options and achieving incorporated or chartered status.

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Industry sectors

Skills and competencies

Internships and placements

Pay and progression

Training and qualification

Women in engineering

Alternative careers

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