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A CAREER IN ENGINEERING … is it for you?

Did you know? Globally, engineering positions are the second hardest vacancies to fill. According to the ManPower Group Talent Shortage Survey 2012, engineering jobs are some of the hardest to fill in the world. Engineering jobs came second only to Skilled Trades Worker roles, narrowly beating Sales Representative positions into third.

Source: ManPower Group Talent Shortage Survey 2012 p.7

How do you know if engineering is right for you? If the answer to these questions are ‘yes’, engineering could be right for you…. • Do I enjoy solving complex technical problems? • Am I good at maths and science, especially mechanics and physics? • Do these words describe me and my skills?

Which engineering sector is right for you? So you’ve decided engineering is the right career choice for you, but which sector best suits your skills and interest?

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What qualifications are needed for engineering jobs? Qualifications for careers in engineering vary depending on the sector you select, but the following are the basic requirements for most engineering jobs: Graduate Route GCSEs (generally A*- C) A-Levels (incl. Maths and Physics) Undergraduate Degree in IT Design Physics Mechanics Applied Technology Engineering (various disciplines)

Non-Graduate Route Apprenticeship schemes Requires 5 GCSEs Scheme includes study towards engineering diploma and progression to Operator Higher apprenticeship Requires A-Levels in relevant subjects Apprenticeship leads to HND or Foundation Degree, leading to incorporated Engineer roles.

Membership of The Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), or Institute of Electrical Engineers (ICE). Professional Qualifications: CEng., IEng. & EngTech.

How much can I earn as an engineer? £80,000 £70,000 £60,000 £50,000 £40,000 £30,000 £20,000 £10,000 £0

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