Graduate Project Manager (Chemical/Science)

Borehamwood Unknown
Excellent role on offer for a science or Chemical Engineering Graduate, looking for an exciting developmental role, working on specialist prototype equipment in a company offering expert training and

Graduate Engineering Geologist – Nottingham

Nottingham Unknown
Graduate Engineering Geologist – Nottingham Salary – Competitive + Package JY186 Penguin recruitment is currently working with an excellent multidisciplinary engineering firm with interna

Graduate Engineer Civil/Structural/Mechanical

West Bromwich, Sandwell Unknown
Graduate Engineer Civil/Structural/Mechanical West Bromwich Are you a Graduate Engineer with a 2:1 or better in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering? Are you interested in become an expert in t

Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Chester Unknown
We are looking for a Graduate Mechanical Engineer to work on a permanent basis for an engineering client based in the Chester area. Salary is c£20-25,000 per annum, depending on experience. Our

Junior/Graduate Product Design Engineer

Ludlow Unknown
Junior/Graduate Product Design Engineer £18,000 – £21,000 + Training + Pension Ludlow, Shropshire Are you a Junior/Graduate Product Design Engineer looking to join a growing team wit

Graduate Analyst

City of London Unknown
Graduate Analyst £20,000 – £25,000 pa Monday – Friday, 8am till 5pm Central London An amazing opportunity has become available, to join one of the UK's largest Facili

Graduate Support Engineer

Bracknell Unknown
Sector: Tech A blue-chip specialist enterprise is looking for well-rounded graduates determined to excel. A household name that operates nationwide, they have the resources and proven inclination to i

Graduate Civil Engineer- Manchester

Manchester Unknown
My client, a market leading, UK based Engineering Consultancy, is searching for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join their friendly and supportive Team of Engineers and Consultants based in Manchester.

Graduate Geoenvironmental Engineer

Buckinghamshire Unknown
REF: NE(phone number removed) Graduate Geoenvironmental Engineer – Buckinghamshire – £Negotiable A fantastic position has arisen for a Graduate Geoenvironmental Engineer to join our

Graduate Application Engineer

Nottingham Unknown
Job Title: Graduate Application Engineer Our client is looking for a talented and charismatic graduate engineer who would be passionate about problem solving for other engineers using their software.

Technical Estimator - Graduate

Yate Unknown
An exceptional employer which has seen strong and sustained growth over the last two years is continuing to expand and seeking to recruit a Technical Estimator to develop within the business.  Yo

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer

Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown
Our client is an independent and well established consulting engineer based in Central Newcastle. They provide engineering solutions to Civil Infrastructure and Structural Engineering sectors to a bro

Trainee/ Graduate Design Engineer (Civil or Mechanical)

Maidstone Unknown
Excellent role on offer for an Ambitious Graduate looking for a role within a Market Leading, Multi-National company that will offer extensive training in their specialist industry. Do you have experi

Graduate / Junior Engineer

Staffordshire Unknown
Graduate Mechanical Engineer / Technical Support Engineer with a minimum of two years’ experience required to work in a Technical Support capacity for a major manufacturer. The role requires an

Graduate Calibre Engineer - Mechanical & Automation Systems

Oxfordshire Unknown
Graduate Calibre Engineer Excellent Starting Salaries & Structured Development Plan Permanent Oxfordshire (37.5 Hours – Flexible Working) A specialist manufacturing company in the Oxford ar

Engineering Graduate Jobs & Engineering Graduate Schemes.

The latest Engineering Graduate Jobs can be found on this page. In this section we take an indepth look into Engineering Graduate Schemes & Engineering Graduate Jobs. We’ll discuss engineering graduate jobs in London and UK wide. The salaries, training and rewards for engineering graduate programmes.

Engineering Graduate Jobs

What is Engineering?

Engineering is the side of science and technology looking into the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

Job Titles for Engineering Graduate Jobs.

Here are a few engineering graduate job titles. Engineering can be split into so many sections, that we have only listed some of the major ones. You might like to further research some of these. There are links to useful sites at the bottom of this article.

    Aeronautical Engineer.
    Automotive Engineer.
    Biomedical Engineer.
    Chemical/Process Engineer.
    Chemists and Materials Scientist.
    Civil Engineer.
    Communications Engineer.
    Computer Hardware Engineer.
    Control and instrumentation Engineer.
    Electrical Engineer.
    Electronics Engineer.
    Environmental Engineer.
    Health and Safety Engineer.
    Industrial Engineer.
    Maintenance Engineer.
    Manufacturing Engineer.
    Manufacturing systems Engineer.
    Materials Engineer.
    Mechanical Engineer.
    Mining Engineer.
    Nuclear Engineer.
    Production Manager.
    Sound Engineer.
    Quality Manager.
    Technical Sales Engineer.
    Telecommunications Engineer.

Duties in Engineering Graduate Jobs.

The duties in Engineering Graduate Jobs will differ on comapny, job title and specialism. Here are some typical duties across many functions.

    Planning. Calculating dimensions, timescales and planning projects.
    Designing. Using computer packages such as CAD for developing detailed designs.
    Research. Technical and feasibility studies including site investigations.
    Assessments. Considering the project sustainability and environmental impact.
    Budget Management. Managing projects to fall within budgets.
    Scheduling. Equipment, materials and contractors.
    Liaising. Communicating with clients and professionals.

Large Employers with Engineering Graduate Jobs.

Each year the Guardian releases the The Guardian UK 300. It's worth looking out for this. There is a section for top engineering, design and manufacturing employers. Here are the top 10 for 2014/15.

1. Rolls-Royce.
2. Jaguar Land Rover.
3. Airbus.
4. BAE Systems.
5. Siemens.
6. BMW Group.
7. Dyson.
8. Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.
9. DSTL.
10. Network Rail.

Where are the Engineering Graduate Jobs located?

Engineering Graduate Jobs are more spaced around the UK than other graduate sectors. Yes London has a lot of Head Offices, but actual engineering plants and factories are based in areas of cheaper land. They are quite often in more rural areas.

Requirements for Engineering Graduate Jobs.

Engineering Graduate Jobs & Engineering Graduate Schemes usually require an engineering degree. The degree specialism such as Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical will define suitability.

In terms of the grades required. Often a 2:1 is required for the top, popular competitive schemes. However 2:2 degrees are often still accepted. Graduate Engineers are sometimes not so easy to find. Therefore especially in more rural areas, employers will consider all grades for the right person.

In addition for places on Engineering Graduate Schemes, candidates will need to demonstrate:

    Organisational skills.
    Creativity skills.
    Problem Solving skills.
    Team working and communication skills.
    Management skills.

What are the salaries of Engineering Graduate Jobs?

There is quite a large fluctuation dependent upon specialism. An Entry level engineer working for a rural company might start at £18,000. A Graduate Engineer starting within the Oil & Gas industry might start on £35,000.
Within the most popular UK Engineering Graduate Schemes the salary usually sits between £22,000 and £29,000.
The AGR Graduate Recruitment Survey Summer Review reported that the median graduate starting salary with AGR-affilated engineering and industrial companies was £25,250.
The High Fliers report states that the Oil & Energy starting salaries are £32,500 for 2015. Please note though that this has a large London & Oil & Gas Industry bias.
The report also looks at Median Graduate Salaries by sector. Engineering & industrial Graduate starting salaries were £24,000-£31,000 for 2015.

What are the Rewards & Benefits of Engineering Graduate Jobs?

Engineering jobs can lead to exciting careers. It can be a satisfying job, seeing a project delivered from concept. There is also commonly scope for UK and International travel.

Benefits fall inline with typical jobs. Here are some of the stronger benefits:
Joining bonus/Welcome bonus. Some engineering graduate employers provide a welcome bonus. BAE Systems, Network Rail, Rolls-Royce and National Grid all give a £2,000 joining bonus.
Performance-related bonuses. These can be in the bonuses up to 20% of salary or shares.
Travel cards. Large employers, particularly in London might offer free or discounted travel cards.
Travel & Health Insurance.
Employee Discounts.Most Medium/Large Employers offer discounts on gyms and shopping.

What Qualifications do Engineering Graduate Schemes work towards?

This is dependent upon the Engineering sector the graduate is pursuing. Here is a selection of the most popular, with links to further information.

IMechE - Institution of Mechanical Engineers
IET - Institution of Engineering & Technology
The Engineering Council
IPEM - Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
CIBSE - The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
ICHEME - Institution of Chemical Engineers