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Why work in Engineering?

Whether you’re looking to be a Quality Engineer, Technical Support Engineer, CAD Design Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Security and Fire Alarm Engineer, or perhaps a Control Systems Project Manager, opportunities in engineering are diverse. Take a look at just why a job in the engineering sector may be perfect for you.

Job Satisfaction

It’s important to find a career that you enjoy. After all, you’ll probably be spending at least eight hours a day, five days a week, at your job. If you like a challenge, engineering roles can provide a lot of satisfaction.

Job Stability

There is a constant demand for engineering professionals across various sectors to help keep society running like a well-oiled machine. So, if you are not too picky, you’re always going to have job opportunities. In fact, an engineering degree is respected across all fields and the tools it gives you are great for all kinds of situations.

Making a difference

You can opt to work on projects that benefit the greater good, such as cleaning up the environment, finding new sources of energy, or even trying to alleviate the world’s hunger problems.


Creating the best solutions to difficult problems also requires collaboration and clear communication with customers, suppliers, and colleagues alike. It’s a key ingredient of a successful career in engineering.

Opportunities to grow

There are plenty of opportunities to work in different types of companies and organisations to develop professional skills, and there are a lot of chances to climb up the professional ladder.

Exploring the world

The demand for engineers isn’t just limited to the UK. There are opportunities across the globe to work in various engineering fields due to the transferrable and universal skills involved.

A good salary

Of course, one perk that can’t be overlooked is the level of salary on offer across the industry. Employees are well-compensated across the different engineering disciplines.

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