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Engineering students finding graduate jobs

Published: Friday, 18 December 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

Despite the current economic climate, new research has shown that former engineering students are landing graduate jobs within three years of leaving university.

EngineeringUK found that 94.3 per cent of those with degrees in the field found employment within three years of graduating, with 74 per cent working within the sector.

The not-for-profit body's Where Do Engineering Graduates Go? study also revealed that workers at industry firms earn an average salary of £28,000 - with only medicine, dentistry and veterinary science receiving a higher wage.

Paul Jackson, chief executive of EngineeringUK, told New Civil Engineer (NCE): "Whilst numbers of engineering graduates continue to increase due to strong employability and salary levels, there remains a rising trend in overseas engineering applications compared to home students."

NCE editor Anthony Oliver, recently wrote on the magazine's blog that graduate job candidates should be proactive in seeking out the engineering firms that are realising the importance of investing in university-level talent.


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