Career Prospects

7.5 / 10

(based on 42 ratings in 2017)

2017

"If you try to get yourself known and speak to your manager about your goals or moving up then they will be happy to help. On top of this, your manager will approach you if they think you're ready for more responsibility."
Graduate, Glasgow
"I began as a graduate almost two years ago and am in line for promotion to consultant level at the moment. If you can prove that you can do the job to the next grade up from you, this is usually recognised and, if not, managers are happy to discuss what you need to do to reach promotion level."
Graduate, Leeds
"There are chances to move up the company through project-leader roles and we're encouraged to strive for chartership from day one."
Graduate, Blackburn
"Many colleagues have been with the company a while and have progressed up the ladder. There is a very well defined career path with specific achievements required for each milestone."
Graduate, Croydon
"Promotions up to chartership are fairly automatic with pay rises approximately twice a year. After that, promotion is merit-based but the natural through-flow of employees means that it is fairly natural to rise up the ranks."
Graduate, Cambridge
"There are lots of opportunities in different sectors and different countries."
Graduate, Liverpool
"As with most companies, hard work and loyalty will give you the chance to be noticed and to move up the ranks. There is the possibility to move into management or become a head of an engineering discipline."
Graduate, Peterborough

2014

"Initially, progressing your career is fairly difficult but it is largely in your hands after you become a chartered member of a professional institute."
Graduate, Cambridge
"There is fairly standardised progression in engineering industry, aiming towards Chartership first and then onto either managerial or technical focus."
Graduate, London
"The company is very keen to get their graduates chartered. In doing this, they look to promote from within the company rather than hire in from elsewhere."
Graduate, Glasgow
"If you are prepared to work hard, get your professional qualifications and justify why you should be promoted, then I think it is fairly straightforward to progress in the company."
Midlevel, Inverness
"Due to the significant age gap between senior and graduate engineers there appears to be good opportunities for graduates entering the company, as these older engineers will be retiring in the near future."
Graduate, Croydon
"It is very possible to move up but of course from a graduate level in particular will require a lot of hard work, improving and learning as a engineer to move up through the ranks."
Graduate, Lerwick
"Progression is normally based on your experience and professional qualifications. No barriers though. And managers have been willing to explain requirements."
Midlevel, Reading
"In my experience promotion requires many years of experience and potentially specific technical qualifications."
Graduate, Greater London
"In my experience, getting a promotion is difficult but not unfair. It requires a lot of work but that is only to be expected."
Graduate, Manchester
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