Nevertheless, regardless of whether you are looking to join one of the big competitive graduate schemes, or looking for something more niche or local, landing any graduate engineering job isn’t an easy task. It may be a fantastic time to be an engineer due to demand outstripping supply, however, companies are still in need of candidates that have the right skills, personality and employability.
We’ve listed out 5 tips below to help any engineering graduates improve their chances of landing a graduate job. (N.B. If you’re currently searching for an engineering job, make sure you upload your CV with us here at BMR Solutions. We specialise in helping engineers land their dream jobs).
Applying for graduate schemes and jobs is a two-way process. It is as much about you finding an organisation that suits what you want out of a career, as it is an organisation finding top talent. Graduates shouldn’t look to apply for every scheme they can find, as it’s unlikely all these schemes will suit them.
Understand what it is you want from a career and research what each graduate job offers you. This may highlight specific jobs that are better suited to you.
Not all graduate schemes are the same so understanding what is expected of you and what you can expect from the role/organisation is certainly a worthwhile exercise. This will also help in any potential interviews as you can impress employers by appearing confident in what you are looking for from a graduate scheme.
Being prepared and researching all the possibilities will also ensure you know what dates applications open/close which can often catch candidates out.
An engineering recruitment agency can often help you understand the market better and shed light on more specific job roles out there too.