Your career

Our graduates work for a range of public and private sector organisations, from major international petrochemical companies to world-leading research institutes.

CBE students in the ideas space

90% of our our MEng graduates are in a managerial or professional role or undertaking further study within 6 months of graduation

Your career matters to us

Your employablity after graduation is importance to us. We encourage all our students to make the most of the opportunities here in the department and give themselves the best chance of walking into their dream job.

Sectors you might work in

Our students go on to work in the food, fuels, medicines, plastics, energy and high-technology industries. Specific examples of sectors our graduates work in include:

  • Biofuel
  • Chemical plants
  • Construction
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Environmental agencies
  • Government agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power systems
  • Processing plants
  • Recycling plants
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nuclear industry
  • Water
  • Further study/research
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Companies our graduates work for

  • Agip
  • Amec
  • Aventis
  • BASF
  • BG Group
  • BNFL
  • BP
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Croda, EDF
  • Eli Lilly
  • Entec
  • Esso/ExxonMobil
  • Foster Wheeler
  • Drax Power
  • GSK
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • National Grid, Npower
  • Pall Life Sciences
  • Petronas
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Rolls Royce
  • RWE Engergy
  • Shell, Siemens
  • Tata Steel
  • Total
  • Unilever
  • UK Environment Agency
  • Yorkshire Water

Careers service

Help with your career

Get one-to-one advice

As an engineering student at Sheffield there are weekly opportunities to arrange an appointment with a career advisor and placement officer.

Careers Service

Search for graduate jobs

Graduates and current students can search for jobs, browse events or send the Careers Service queries. 

Career Connect

Opportunities while you're studying

While you're studying at Sheffield you can use the Student Jobshop to look for student jobs and work experience including part-time paid work, summer internships, placements, vacation work and voluntary work.

Student Jobshop

Help with placements

Whether you are looking for a short term placement over the summer or a placement year as part of your course, we'll help you find the perfect scheme to enhance your skills and employability.

Placement support

Year in industry - Faculty of Engineering