Good news for engineering graduates: JCB, the leading plant hire manufacturer, has created in excess of 100 jobs for young people.
JCB has appointed 103 graduates and apprentices as part of its Young Talent programme, which was inaugurated in March with the aim of developing the next generation of engineering and manufacturing talent.
The Rochester-based firm dug deep to find the £3.5 million which they invested into the programme, which has seen more than 100 young people gain employment at their UK factories.
Miles Pixley, JCB's HR manager for technical excellence and core skills, said: "The graduate and apprenticeship places were very highly sought after and we received hundreds of applications from across the UK to be part of the programme.
"JCB places huge importance on developing workforce skills and the recruitment and development of young talent will ensure we are well placed to grow our business in the future."
And with the company turning over profits of £355 million after recording sales of £2.75 billion, it is no wonder that the places were very much in demand. Having employed more than 850 people in the past year, it seems the firm is looking to significantly expand its workforce – so it could be a good place to start looking if you are considering a career in engineering.
But what are some of the other options available for engineering graduates?
If you are looking for electronic engineering graduate jobs
, there are a wide variety of career paths out there, as electronics affects almost all areas of human activity. You could find yourself working in acoustics, defence, medical instruments, mobile phones, nanotechnology, radio and satellite communication and robotics. You will see projects through from start to finish: from research to design, from developing to testing precision components and systems.
Those interested in automotive engineering graduate jobs
will combine their engineering skill with their aptitude for areas such as commerce, research, design, development and the production of ground-based vehicles such as automobiles, buses, trucks and motorcycles – as well as their respective engineering subsystems. Once you have established yourself, you will usually specialise in a certain area, for example, exhaust systems or structural design.