Each year EngineeringUK publishes a “State of UK Engineering” report. It is a fairly hefty tome (some 235 pages), but to help those of us short on time there are some fascinating info-graphics which summarise topics such as: money, perception, business, demand, education & skills, employment and gender – many of which relate to careers.
- Engineering employment has grown by 2.3% to more than 5.6 million.
The number of engineering companies in the UK grew by 6.9% to 651,000.
90% of engineering enterprises have fewer than 10 employees.
- Engineering generated 26% of the total UK GDP, some £486bn.
The average starting salary for engineering and technology graduates is £25,880 compared to £22,000 for graduates of all subjects.
Engineers are very employable: 68% of engineering and technology graduates were in full-time employment within six months of graduating compared with 58% of all graduates.
So good news for engineers… BUT there’s no room for complacency: a degree never guarantees a job! Use your Careers Service and its resources to ensure that your graduate destination is a positive one.
You can see more of the info-graphics here.