Graduate Sales Engineer

RG24, Old Basing, Hampshire Unknown
Have you recently graduated with an Engineering degree? Maybe an Electrical Engineering or Engineering Design degree? Are you a people person who likes to be involved with decision making, new designs

Graduate Structural Engineer

Exeter, Devon Unknown
You've obtained a 2:1 in your Civil or Structural Engineering degree from a UK university and are looking to kick start your career as a Structural Engineer. Here, you'll benefit from the ex

Graduate Environmental Technologist

London Unknown
Our client is an Environmental Consultancy based in London. They are currently looking for a Graduate Environmental Technologist to join their team and gain invaluable experience working within the En

Graduate Engineer (Civil/Structural - Site Based)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Unknown
A rare and exciting opportunity for a recent Graduate in Civil / Structural Engineering or Building Surveying looking to join a rapidly expanding and leading company, working on historical sites throu

Graduate Engineer (Water Industry)

WN1, Wigan, Greater Manchester Unknown
We are seeking a Graduate Engineer (Water Industry) to install & configure equipment and repair & maintain valves on the Water Network in and around your region. This is a full-time permanent

Graduate Geo-Environmental Consultant

Warrington, Cheshire Unknown
My client, a growing Engineering consultancy are looking to expand their team in Warrington with a Graduate Engineer. You will be working on a diverse range of projects across aviation, residential, c

Graduate Infrastructure Engineer

London Unknown
Conrad Consulting is working with a large engineering firm, with offices throughout the UK, Australia and across Europe. They have an opportunity within their London office for a Graduate Infrastructu

Graduate Internal Sales Engineer

Worcestershire Unknown
An Internal Sales position has become available with my client who are leading manufacturing of measurement systems, switches and associated equipment. The role would ideally suit a recent graduate or

Graduate Engineer

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire Unknown
Our client is an independent and well established consulting engineer based in Hull. They provide engineering solutions to Civil Infrastructure and Structural Engineering sectors to a broad base of cu

Graduate Product Engineer

Poole, Dorset Unknown
Graduate Product Engineer Poole £18,000 – £22,000 + Training + Progression + 23 Days Holiday + Free Parking + Perks Do you want to work for a dynamic company who will provide you ful

Graduate Civils Technician

Gloucester, Gloucestershire Unknown
Graduate Civils Technician Gloucester £20,000 – £23,000 + Training + Progression + 25 days Holiday + Company Benefits Are you a Civils graduate looking to take the first step in your

Graduate Draughtsperson

Reading, Berkshire Unknown
Graduate Draughtsperson Location: Reading, Berkshire. Salary: Competitive, DOE. Contract: Full time, permanent. About us Specialised Steelwork Limited provides Detailing and Project Management solutio

Graduate Sales Co-coordinator

Feltham, London Unknown
Brilliant role on offer as a sales co-ordinator where you will be extensively trained to become a technical expert and have the opportunity to progress. Do you have a degree in an engineering related

Graduate Mechanical Project Engineer

Milton Keynes Unknown
A pioneering design, development and manufacturing business in the Milton Keynes area who have been the ever present market leader since their inception over one hundred years ago are seeking to recru

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