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Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of our engineering and advanced manufacturing sector - and the opportunities are both vast and impressive. 

Graduate Opportunities

A graduate role is your opportunity to kick start your career and begin shaping the future of the engineering and manufacturing. As a recent graduate, professional registration will be an important future step on your career ladder. The first stage in becoming registered is to join a professional engineering institution.



Headstart – Engineering University Taster Programmes

Headstart is a taster programme run by EDT for Year 12 students who are studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and are potentially thinking about university but need more support to inform their decision. 

The residential courses take place at some of the top universities in the country and are designed to give a flavour of many different aspects of engineering and what career opportunities a degree course might offer. 

There is an attendance fee to cover your tuition, food and accommodation costs.  

For more information, visit the Headstart website.


UKESF Scolarship Scheme

This scheme connects companies with the most capable Electronics undergraduates at the UK’s top universities.

It provides industry placements, helps to develop employability skills and encourages innovation, and provides financial support to students. They have a registered pool of over 200 highly capable undergraduates who are looking for summer placements through the UKESF Scholarship Scheme.

Joining the UKESF scholarship scheme is one proven way that companies can tackle the skills challenge. Find our more here or contact stewart.edmondson@ukesf.org.


Jon Dennison Bursary Fund

The Aerospace Growth Partnership has created a bursary to honour the late Jon Dennison, who had a distinguished career in aerospace engineering.  

This will fully fund 15 students on Headstart courses, plus support travel expenses where needed.  There will be a number of courses with strong aerospace elements at UK universities: Loughborough, Salford (girls only) Strathclyde, Sheffield, Queens Belfast, Coventry and Liverpool, as well as access to Headstart’s other general engineering courses.

If there are any schools local that you are partnering with that you think could have students interested in applying for the bursary, please contact Susan Harris at EDT by 30th October 2016 for more information. 


Professional Engineering Institutions 

These institutions offer resources that might help you in your studies and career development, such as monthly journals, networking and development opportunities, mentoring and careers advice. Your chosen institution will guide you through the registration process and help you to decide when you’re ready to apply.

The full list of engineering institutions licenced by the Engineering Council can be accessed here.


Engineering Job Opportunities

Here is a list of websites that advertise engineering graduate job roles.  You can also visit individual companies’ websites to see the current opportunities they have, or sometimes they will advertise jobs on their Twitter feeds.