I want to work in ...Engineering (Specialisms)

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Engineering is a profession in which scientific theory is applied to develop, design, analyse and find innovative solutions to real world problems. Branches of engineering include civil, chemical, software, mechanical, electrical, and industrial, which all have numerous sub disciplines and specialisms. Graduates from engineering disciplines have a wide range of options open to them in industry sectors such as aerospace, health, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), construction, oil and gas and many more.

Once you’re working as a graduate engineer, you can do further professional qualifications such as those offered by professional bodies such as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng), can improve your earning potential and career prospects.

Accoustic Consultant

Association of Noise Consultants includes careers and member directory

Institute of Acoustics careers guide

Sound Engineer job profile - Prospects

Institute of Sound and Communications Engineer 

Job Sites and Specialist Recruitersr

Accoustic Engineer jobs - Just Engineering

Accoustics jobs - GradCracker

Broadcast jobs

Grapevine media jobs board

Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) member directory

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Complete Music Update

Aerospace Engineer (Prospects)

Aeronautical Engineer (AllaboutCareers)

Life as a Aerospace Engineer

ADS (Aerospace Defence Security Space) - member directory and useful annual industry facts publication.

Aerospace Technology - listing of contractors and suppliers.

Scottish Aerospace Industry - Scottish Enterprise site includes Scottish Aerospace and Defence Directory of companies.

ADS Group - Premier Trade Organisation for companies in UK Aerospace, Defence Security and Sapce Sectors.

The UK Space Industry - Introduction to UK Space Industry (pdf)

UK Space Agency

UK Space Directory - Comprehensive list of UK companies within the Space Industry

Job Sites and Specialist Recruiters 

Aerospace jobs - (Just Engineers)

Aerospace Engineering Opportunites - (GradCracker)

Aeronautics Opportunites - (GradCracker)

Careers in Aerospace

European Space Agency

Space Careers - specialist jobs board and industry directory

Space Careers UK - website created by UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Sapce (UKSEDS

Automotive Engineer (Prospects)

Automotive Engineer (TARGETjobs)

Institute of the Motor Industry - is a professional body for individuals working in the retail motor industry.

SAE International - knowledge source for mobility Engineering

FISITA Society  - The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies.

Transport Engineer - Articles and news for the automotive sector, published by the Institute of Road and Transport Engineers. (part of SOE)

Retail Motor Industry Federation

UK Motoring Directory - recruitment companies, agencies and employers who specialise in the automotive industry.

Job sites and specialist recruiters

Motor Industry Recruitment

Automotive Engineer jobs - (Just Engineers)

Automotive Engineering opportunites - (GradCracker)

Biomedical Engineer (Prospects)

Biomedical Engineer (TARGETjobs)

Options with Biomedical Sciences (Prospects)


Association of British Healthcare Industries membership database

Biomechanics (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences)

Medical Devices - sector information from Enterprise Ireland

NHS Health Careers - Medical Engineer

NHS Health Careers - Prosthetist/Orthotist

NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP)

Life & Chemical Sciences Scottish Directory

Designing a career in Biomedical Engineering - A Biomedical Engineering careers guide from the EMB

Job Sites and Specialist Recruiters -Biomedical Engineering

Brunel Institute of Bioengineering


GE Healthcare

GetReskilled listing of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the UK


Johnston and Johnston

Medical Engineers



List of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in Ireland from Innopharm blog

Philips Medical

Siemens Medical

Smith and Nephew

Toshiba Medical 


Job sites and specialist recruiters - Prosthetics and Orthotics

Alternative Limb Project



Limbless Association - directory of private clinics

NHS Scotland

NHS England and Wales




Chemical Engineering

Chemical (Process) Engineering - (TARGETjobs)

Institution of Chemical Engineers careers guide including information on becoming chartered

Why Not Chem Eng (IChemE)

IChemeE:Graduates - information for graduates on becomming a Chartered Chemical Engineer

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) - Where Science meets Business

TARGETjobs: Engineering Jobs & careers advice for engineering students & graduates; includes advice on technical interviews

Scottish Engineering

Scottish Renewables Renewable energy trade body. Industry news, careers information & Member Directory

WISE Campaign Women into Science, Engineering & Construction


Job Sites and Specialist Recruiters

Chemical/Process Engineering Opportunities (GradCracker)

The Chemical Engineer jobs

The Chemical Engineer News and jobs from the Chemical, Biochemical and Process engineering sectors.

Engineering Magazine

Electronics weekly jobs board

Engineering and Technology jobs including directory of employers

Euroengineer jobs

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Prospects)

Electronics Engineer (TARGETjobs)

Electrical Engineer (TARGETjobs)

Electrical Engineer (Prospects)


New Electronics  industry's leading magazine and a central hub for design engineers.

Energy Networks Association is the trade association for the electrical industry in the UK.

Institution of Engineering and Technology an international organisation electronics, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals.

Electrical Review - industry news

The Engineer Online Magazine Careers section has useful articles

Engineering Careers

Job sites and specialist recruiters

Electrical Engineers (Just Engineers)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering jobs (GradCracker)

TARGETjobs: Engineering Jobs & careers advice for engineering students & graduates; includes advice on technical interviews

Electronics weekly jobs board

Engineering Magazine

Engineering and Technology jobs including directory of employers

Engineering Jobs - GreenJobs


STEM graduates (including specialist Women in STEM section)

Knowledge Transfer Projects

TRS (Talent Retention Solution) - supports careers in manufacturing, engineering and technology




Marine Engineering

British Antartic Survey - careers information and jobs board

Careers in naval architecture from RINA

Hydro International  searchable database of companies

Institute of Marine Enginering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) - careers information, industry news and jobs board

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) - careers guides

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) member directory

On shore and at sea - Employer Q&A section of blog produced by Newcastle Careers Service  

Subsea target careers and industry guide

Job Sites and Specialist Recruiters

Marine Engineering jobs - (Just Engineers) 

Marine Engineering jobs - (GradCracker)









Mechanical Engineer (Prospects)

Mechanical Engineering (Prospects)

Job Sites and Specialist Recruiters

Mechanical Engineer jobs (GradCracker)

Mechanical Engineer jobs (Just Engineers)

The Engineer jobs

New Scientist Jobs



Engineering Sport blog from the Centre for Sports Engineering Research

International Sports Engineering Association ISEA




List of UK Professional Engineering Associations and Affiliates - The professional engineering community.

Cogent: Careers - the Cogent careers website, Science Career Pathways, has a vast range of case studies, job profiles and career resources (including a careers pathway tool, showing progression between different roles) relating to industrial science and nuclear careers.

The Engineer - The Engineer Online is an online resource for the engineering industry, providing the latest news and features.

Engineering UK - a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the contribution that engineering and technology make to society.

Royal Academy of Engineering - the UK's national academy for engineering, providing analysis and policy support to promote engineering in business, education, and public opinion.

The Student Engineer - news, advice and careers information for engineering student.

The Year in Industry (YINI) - Offering young people the opportunity to gain professional development by working in industry

Association for Consultancy and Engineering ACE

Epc Directory Engineering procurement and construction portal

LGBT InterEngineering - information, events and webinars for students. 


Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.

Royal Academy of Engineering -  contains information on education from school age through to postgraduate level and continual professional development and this includes details of awards and initiatives.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - UK Research and Innovation is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations,  businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. It is one of seven national research councils in the UK. It also manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community. The Council also directs, coordinates and funds research, education and training.

UK Research and Innovation Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Institution of Engineering Designers - The UK's only professional body representing those working in the field of Engineering Design. Members work in a diverse range of industries that span product design, architecture, mechanical, automotive and aircraft design, design education, IT and computing.


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