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Jobs & Careers magazine | November 23, 2017

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University’s not for me. How can I become an engineer?

May 29, 2014 |

Great earning potential, undeniable job prospects and a well-publicised current demand for engineers and technicians to fill the skills-gap: it’s no wonder more and more people are beginning to consider engineering careers.

Here we’ll be exploring four of the non-traditional … Read More

Discover MoD careers with Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

March 12, 2014 |

Welbeck is the place where learning meets adventure and engineers meet their future!

Welbeck is a unique sixth form college that prepares young people for an amazing career as an engineer.

Of course there are military routes through Welbeck, but … Read More

What do engineers like best about their jobs?

February 28, 2014 |

Good salaries, a strong skills demand, a huge range of career options, a variety of routes into those jobs, as well as excellent opportunities for career development and professional recognition.

In a previous blog post we’ve written about the advantages … Read More

Engineering – is it what you know or who you know?

October 3, 2013 |

Will Butler-Adams is the boss of iconic British folding-bicycle manufacturers Brompton. He got this job through networking, something not always associated with engineering careers.

Butler-Adams was talent-spotted aged 28 and appointed managing director of Brompton following a chance meeting on … Read More

Five reasons you should choose a career in engineering

July 16, 2013 | 1

Great salary

The average starting salary for engineering and technology graduates is £25,762. This is above the average for all graduate starting salaries in the UK, which is £22,364. Engineering graduates will also earn over 30% more in their working … Read More

Three construction career paths

June 21, 2013 |

Intrigued by the construction trade, but not sure what type of roles are up for grabs? Wonder no more with our handy guide to three construction career paths…

Building Services Engineer

The life of a Building Services Engineer revolves around … Read More

Considering an engineering apprenticeship?

June 4, 2013 |

Engineering is responsible for making things work – and so hands-on, practical skills are the lifeblood of the industry (and its closely linked partner, manufacturing). Of course then, apprenticeships and engineering make for the perfect match: an opportunity to get … Read More

Engineering: inventions, fashion and earning potential

June 3, 2013 |

The telephone, the ATM, and the hypodermic syringe. All three engineering triumphs made The Radio Times’ 50 greatest British inventions list. All very different creations, but all equally invaluable to society – and very much indicative of the UK’s thriving … Read More

Job profile: civil engineer Sue Hitchcock

May 28, 2013 |

When comedian David Walliams swam 140 miles along the River Thames for charity in September 2011 he inadvertently highlighted a serious engineering challenge facing London by contracting “Thames Tummy”.

It’s possible this was caused by the 39 million tonnes of … Read More

Working with wheels

May 27, 2013 |

Bentley, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce: just four of the UK’s automotive greats. And, while the UK’s manufacturing sector may not lead the pack the way did in the 1950s (when we were the second-largest exporter of cars; we’re now … Read More