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Working in Engineering
Engineering is an expansive field which requires its applicants to understand at least one of several disciplines. Covering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, these fields require different specialist knowledge however to get a job in each of these, candidates would be advised to demonstrate skills that are applicable to all the specialisations. Graduates from these disciplines should be aware that there is nearly always a demand for talented, driven and ambitious Engineers. The field is an excellent one for a graduate to pursue as it offers not only a challenging and interesting career but also very good financial rewards.
Graduates from these fields would usually have attained these already, but applicants are advised to have a solid set of academic qualifications behind them. These must include the core GCSEs of Maths, English and Science that are achieved to a high grade. Candidates would be advised to make sure they had relevant A levels, including Maths and the relevant Science to their field. Employers might not ask for these, but it would be advised to demonstrate a commitment to excellence throughout a candidate's academic career.
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The Engineering sector is a varied and niche path for a graduate to enter. Academic credentials are key to making it. Success in applications would be nearly impossible if a candidate did not have a degree in some form of Engineering. A BEng or even a MEng are critical for applicants to be successful, when applying to a relevant field. Candidates from other disciplines might struggle, however if their background is Science or Maths related, employers might take a second look at their application. As some of the work within the sector requires graduates to be working on dangerous projects with hazardous materials, many employers look for a 2:1 or above to make sure of solid sector knowledge.
Specialist knowledge is definitely required for candidates to be successful in the Engineering sector. Obviously, candidates will follow the route of their degree dictates, however graduates need to go further than that. When applying it would be beneficial for candidates to go into more detail than that, they should reference specific projects that they done on their course to what the company does. Just stating that they have an Electrical Engineering degree won't necessarily swing in their favour. However, if a candidate can make an example of a university project that involved working with large transformers, for example, employers at somewhere like the National Grid will be able to relate the candidate to a working position. The same applies across all the spheres of Engineering, candidates need to prove specifically why they are the person for the job and how their understanding relates to the position.
Problem Solving is one of the most important skills for a graduate to use when trying to get a job in Engineering. The work that Engineers are required to undertake, across Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Civil, means they must be excellent at assessing problems and working out ways to tackle them. Evidence for this can come from degree work, such as individual tasks or group projects. Candidates should make a real effort to demonstrate these skills as they will impress the employer and become very useful if they get the job.
For a candidate to make it in any Engineering application process, they need to demonstrate analytical skills, accuracy and excellent maths. Candidates for Engineering roles need to be on the ball and clinical with the work they conduct. This requires them being very thorough. Any mistakes in their application, be it typos or missing words, would lead to doubts being cast on their suitability for the role. Analytical skills and Maths should be evident from their degree, however do not be surprised if there is some form of competency test during the application process. This could involve maths and analytics, but candidates should be prepared for these.
Applicants must understand that, while they might be a brilliant Engineer in the making, they will not be doing everything themselves. Team working and communication skills are important for getting on in companies. Rarely will Engineers be given individual projects to undertake, but be required to cooperate with people at a similar level and progress as a team. Evidence of team working skills should not be restricted to when a candidate has led a team, but rather supported different elements of a team and not just delegated. A candidate could suggest project work where they have discussed issues to reach a successful outcome with differing parties. Employers want to see candidates that are able to work as a collective as well as an Engineer.
Many of the larger employers run summer schemes or internship programmes; candidates would be advised to try to attend these to get to grips with applying their knowledge in the working world. These summer schemes can not only give the candidate a wealth of experience but also show the employer how proactive they have been and how committed they are to a career in the industry. In some cases, candidates have worked over the summer or had placements at firms and impressed enough to be asked back to take on a role there full time after university. Summer schemes and placements are excellent for candidates to really see what they are learning at university is practical outside campus, leading to more enthusiastic studies and better overall results.
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Anglian Water supply water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. Our services are at the heart of every single family and community in our region. We clean water to the highest standard, deliver it to millions of homes, and carefully manage it to ensure it never runs out.
Accounting, Customer Service, Engineering, Computing & IT, Legal & Law, Management, Science & Technology, Environmental, Finance, Energy & Utilities
Home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands, including Cravendale, Anchor, Lurpak and Tickler, Arla Foods UK supplies a full range of fresh dairy products to the major retailers and foodservice customers. Not only is Arla the UK’s number one dairy company, by turnover and milk pool, it is the largest supplier of both butter and spreads and cheese in the country. The business has a yearly combined milk pool of circa 3.2 billion litres and a turnover of £2 billion.
Engineering, Management, Science & Technology, Food & Drink & Catering
ABF is one of the biggest Food Manufacturers in the UK; it is also a major international business with a turnover of £13.3bn and over 113,000 employees working in 47 countries.
We are an FMCG business that requires our people to be adaptable, resilient and comfortable working at pace in an ever changing environment.
Advertising / Public Relations, Distribution & Logistics, Engineering, Management, Manufacturing and Production, Marketing, Sales, Food & Drink & Catering, Research & Analysis
At Atos we power progress. We’re more than just a global leader in digital services.
We help organisations fulfil their potential. We listen to our clients and use genuine technical understanding and strategic business acumen to produce innovative answers to our clients’ business challenges. We bring together people, technology and business to power progress.
As worldwide IT partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Atos business technologists deliver on an extraordinary scale, under the scrutiny of the entire world. We believe a dynamic and changing business environment requires a unique sort of person, and we call them Business Technologists. Someone who is able to understand complex problems and produce innovative solutions; a good all-rounder, with a proactive, flexible approach and a commitment to delivering strong business motivation and clear communication.
Consultancy, Engineering, Computing & IT, Management, Science & Technology
Babcock is the UK's largest and most dynamic engineering support services business, employing c27,000 people. A FTSE 100 company with revenue of circa £3.5bn in 2014, we’re the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation. Operating in sectors as diverse as transport, energy, defence, telecommunications and education, Babcock provides a depth and breadth of expertise to its customers that is simply unrivalled.
Accounting, Engineering, Computing & IT, Management
We recruit ambitious graduates like you at every stage of the energy life cycle - from geoscientists sending shock waves through the earth to find new oil and gas reserves and engineers building platforms in the ocean to extract them, to traders anticipating and reacting to changes in the markets around them.
Accounting, Banking, Engineering, Management, Science & Technology, Finance
We’re a growing organisation of over 40,000 people, operating in diverse markets and locations, across the globe. Since our foundation, we’ve been delivering ground-breaking infrastructure projects and essential services that have touched millions of lives, in extraordinary – and extraordinarily different – ways. From building the world’s largest public library to its most visited art gallery, from keeping major hospitals running smoothly to regenerating local communities, together, we’re making tomorrow a better place.
Architecture & Construction, Consultancy, Engineering, Health, Human Resources, Finance, Energy & Utilities
The National College for Teaching and Leadership is part of the Department for Education (DfE). We are responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. We can advise you on the different routes into teaching and which one is best for you and also provide a comprehensive programme of support and guidance all the way through the application process.
Advertising / Public Relations, Education & Teaching, Engineering, Computing & IT, Languages, Science & Technology, Accountancy, Banking & Finance
FDM Group is an international IT services provider, with over 200 blue-chip clients in various sectors and offices in the UK, Germany, Luxemburg, New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.
Banking, Consultancy, Engineering, Computing & IT, Science & Technology, Finance
GCHQ – the Government Communications Headquarters - works in association with MI5 and MI6 to make up the UK's National Intelligence Machinery. Our operations relate to national security matters, the prevention and detection of serious crime and the UK's economic well-being. GCHQ relies on the latest technologies to intercept vital information which is decoded for delivery to branches of the military or government to help inform on foreign policy and affairs. GCHQ also works to protect and secure information on Government IT and communication systems from hackers and other threats. This work is carried out by CESG, a specialist organisation within GCHQ and the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.
Engineering, Computing & IT, Public Sector & Services, Science & Technology, Telecommunications