29 May 2020
Writer and STEM ambassador Sarah Anderson takes a look at the basics of engineering, the variety involved in the sector, and the first steps required to embark on a career in engineering.
Using principles of science, technology and maths, engineers can find themselves performing a wide variety of jobs. This includes researching and designing ways to remove plastics from the ocean, building and maintaining software systems, developing or maintaining advanced communication systems, helping steam turbines to run more effectively and much more besides.
With an average starting salary of £26,536 – higher than most graduate careers – and a shortage of engineers in the UK, there’s never been a better time to kick-start your engineering career. In this guide you’ll find out more about the different types of engineering careers available and what skills and qualifications you’ll need to get started. We’ll also explain where you can find internships, placements and job opportunities.