Industrial Experience, Career Opportunities & Employment - After Graduation

Students on graduation dayOur Engineering graduates are well placed to play a part in the development of new technologies as a result of their broad engineering background. Their creative talents and problem-solving skills, which are developed during their time in the Department, make them highly desirable to many employers. The largest proportion of our graduates find their initial employment in the industrial sector, although many also become either management or computer consultants. Some choose to pursue an academic or research career by studying for a PhD. Others opt to change direction and go on to careers in finance, teaching, broadcasting and the media.

The market for engineers remains strong. Engineering opportunities include the aerospace, construction, consultancy, defence, electronics, automotive, oil, nuclear and telecommunications industries.

Known Career Destinations of Engineering Graduates (2012)

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Some of our graduates, particularly those studying Manufacturing Engineering, make use of the analytical and managerial skills developed during their university education to follow a career in business, often in finance, general management or as entrepreneurs.

The average starting salary of Cambridge Engineering students who graduated in 2012 was £29,500 per annum.