Careers in Engineering

As a student at The School of Engineering you will benefit from the University's Careers Service (including a link Careers Consultant) and the School’s dedicated Placement Team.

The Engineering Placement Team and the Careers Consultant linked with the School work closely together to support students by providing them with tailored guidance to the Careers Service’s resources, information about our the School’s placement programmes and organising workshops to prepare you for your future career.

We also work with employers to foster industry engagement opportunities for our students, both for our industrial placement programmes and wider internship and graduate opportunities. This includes a Careers in Engineering Fair and hosting employer presentations.

engineering students in discussion walking down a corridor

Our Careers service is here to open your eyes to the wealth of possibilities ahead of you, while at university and beyond. We’ll help you to explore new avenues, tap into your talents and confidently shape your future.​

We offer careers information, education, advice and guidance including drafting CVs and preparing for interviews, both throughout your student journey and for up to two years after you graduate.

Careers service​

MEng placements

The School of Engineering Placement team coordinates the MEng Placements. We maintain strong relationships with our industrial partners and can support you to find a placement by advertising opportunities, organising supporting events, guiding you through the process and providing advice so you can make the most of your experience. The following MEng degree programmes have a 6 month placement option:​

  • Chemical Engineering – 6 month (paid) project placement in industry
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering – optional 6 month (paid) project placement in industry
  • Electronics and Computer Science (part of the Electronics & Electrical Engineering programme) - optional 6 month (paid) project placement in industry
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (part of the Mechanical Engineering programme) - optional 6 month (paid) industry-based placement
  • Mechanical Engineering – optional 6 month (paid) industry-based placement​

School of Engineering Summer Vacation Internships

We fund a minimum of 20 scholarships each year to enable students to work on research or teaching focused projects over the summer and gain relevant work experience here in the School. Five scholarships are allocated to each of the four disciplines: Chemical, Civil, Electronics & Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Applications are open to non-finalist undergraduate students who are at least in the second year of their programme.​


Summer work experiences that are typically more career-related than a casual summer job and are often structured around a project or significant piece of work. They are a great way to test out a career idea and can sometimes lead on to other opportunities. Many companies ask us to share their summer internship vacancies with you, or we can support you to apply speculatively to companies that appeal to you.​

Find out more at Employ.Eng.

We hold an engineering-specific careers fair every November with around 30 recruiters invited to speak to you about summer internships, MEng placements and graduate jobs.​

Additionally, the University holds a 3-day recruitment fair in October for students of all subject areas, as well as smaller fairs and themed weeks throughout the year.​

Flagship careers events​