Looking for an exciting job in the engineering industry? Here we’ve listed and explained some of the UK’s most fascinating engineering careers that talented and enthusiastic graduates may choose to pursue.
Biomedical engineers typically work in the healthcare and medical industry, designing and developing ground-breaking solutions that improve the care provided by medical professionals. From MRI scanners and artificial organs to joint replacements and prosthetics, they’re constantly trying to advance the surgical systems, instruments and equipment that healthcare specialists utilise on a daily basis.
The innovative advancements that you work on will be of direct benefit to the lifestyle and health of thousands of patients, so a career in this field of engineering can be incredibly rewarding.
With the world we live in becoming more and more digital every day, there has never been a more exciting time than now to work in the software engineering industry. They’re responsible for not only designing and developing software programs, but also testing and managing them in a wide range of environments.
Many technical advancements are being created every day and with even more expected over the coming years (such as autonomous cars and further development of the internet of things (IoT) to name just two examples), it’s likely that skilled software engineers will continue to be in particularly high demand for the foreseeable future.
Some of the biggest and most advanced engineering projects currently underway in the UK are within the rail industry. High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail 2 are two of the best-known examples, and reflect the government’s plans to improve railways across the country. Many talented rail engineers and experts are likely to be employed in a wide range of roles throughout the completion of projects like these in an effort to make sure they meet their deadlines.
Working on these types of developments can be extremely fascinating, first-hand experiencing the state-of-the-art technology that is going to shape the world we live in.
Marine engineers specialise in the design, construction and maintenance of seafaring ships, structures and vessels. The vast majority of their day-to-day tasks revolve around internal technical systems of the ship, such as the propulsion system and engine, repairing and testing them to make sure they’re fit for purpose. Many careers in this sector require you to work offshore for prolonged periods of time and often present great opportunities for progression.
The sea trade is anticipated to double in the next 20 years, so the need for a strong workforce of marine engineers and other offshore experts is expected to soar in the upcoming years.
With the UK dedicated to making sure 15% of its total energy is produced from renewables by 2020, there’s unlikely to be a shortage of opportunities for engineers in the renewable industry in 2019. The wind energy sector in particular is at the core of these plans, so competent maintenance engineers who can service and maintain turbines and wind farms are bound to be highly sought after.
The United Kingdom’s wind sector is currently seeing record levels of employment, and this is only anticipated to grow in the near future. Whether you work in the wind, bio fuels, hydropower or solar power, you’ll be having a having an impact on the world we live in and contributing to a more sustainable future for the coming generations.
Automotive engineering refers to the design and production process of cars, buses, motorcycles and other land-based vehicles. Engineers in this sector exploit cutting-edge technology to drive innovation and improve the essential subsystems/operations of all-types of vehicles.
This field of engineering is incredibly fast-paced as car manufacturers strive for advancement. With driverless cars, electric vehicles, biometric vehicle access and plenty of other exciting developments in the pipeline, it’s certainly an exciting time to be working in the automotive industry.
Mechanical engineers are responsible for designing, installing and maintaining mechanical systems. They’re needed in a wide range of industries, particularly the medical, defence and construction sectors, as they’re providing efficient solutions that enable businesses to solve their everyday problems/tasks. The need to not only understand the principles of mechanics, but also have the skills to tailor the system to customer specifications.
As mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse disciplines, there’s plenty of opportunities for talented individuals in this field to work abroad and on a range of varying projects.
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