Career prospects for engineering graduates continue to be excellent; many receive several firm offers of employment even before graduating. A report from industry body EngineeringUK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers within the engineering sector in Britain.
Engineering enterprises in the Humber region have an overall turnover of £61 billion and offer a range of challenging and rewarding positions for talented engineering graduates.
The region is rapidly emerging as Europe’s renewable energy capital – 'the energy estuary’ – with engineering giant Siemens and its partner Associated British Ports investing £310 million in a wind turbine production facility at Green Port Hull and Vivergo Fuels’ nearby plant set to become the country’s largest producer of bioethanol.
The expertise you gain as an engineering student – your mathematical abilities, problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams – is much in demand in all areas of engineering, and this is reflected positively by starting salaries and average earnings.
You will also find that your engineering degree makes you highly sought-after by leading companies in the global marketplace: your engineering degree from Hull can therefore lead to a career anywhere in the world. Our graduates have gone on to work with companies such as Alstom, BAE Systems, Corus, GlaxoSmithKline, the armed forces and the Health and Safety Executive.
Alternatively, many students decide to stay in Hull to study for higher degrees at Masters and PhD level.