Career Opportunities

Many of the essential items we use on a daily basis are either powered by electricity or are made possible through the creative use of electricity. Electricity is now so vital to modern living that power outages make the headlines around the world. The diversity of industries supported by electricity provides a plethora of employment opportunities from the small-scale consumer electronic devices (such as mobile phone), passed automotive sector and medical systems, all the way to airliners and ocean tankers. All of these consume electricity during their design, manufacture, use and disposal.

Our graduates work in all of the sectors described above and many more. Their average starting salary is £25k and within a few years they are C.Eng. qualified and manage their own projects. Others choose to set up their own businesses. Although many of our graduate choose to pursue a career in engineering some choose a different path such as teaching or finance. Below is a summary of the recent destinations by employment sector (Hover your mouse over them to see more detail).

Variety of careers

Electricity generation and distribution

National Grid
Siemens
ABB

Consultancy

Arup
Atkins

Aerospace

Goodrich
Rolls-Royce
Westland

Automotive

Mercedes F1
Jaguar Landrover
Ricardo

Digital

ARM
IBM

Defence and Surveillance

BAE Systems
Selex

Semiconductor

NXP
Diodes
Fairchild

Consumer Electronics

Pace
Philips

Non engineering disciplines

Barclays Capital

Further details of what our graduates do