Would you like to shape the future? Could you develop products that will change our lives for the better? Then why not think about a career in high-tech industries?
Working in manufacturing, engineering and technology is all about making things better, faster, greener and safer – whether it’s cars or electronics, computers or tools, medicines or machinery.
It’s a rewarding and challenging career choice if you’re interested in how things work. You’ll find there are many exciting professions where you can get involved with new technologies, processes and materials.
What’s in it for you?
A good salary: jobs in high-tech industries are among the best paid because of the level of skills they require and their importance to the economy. Starting salaries for engineering and technology graduates are around 20% higher than the average.
Bright prospects: you’ll work in a professional environment where you can receive on-the-job and formal training, with lots of opportunities to gain further qualifications, climb the career ladder quickly – and even travel the world.
Push the boundaries: from renewable energy to aerospace, national security to transport networks, you’ll be operating at the cutting edge of innovation, working with the most up-to-date technology.
A sense of satisfaction: some of our greatest achievements have come from the world of manufacturing and engineering. You could help solve problems and make advances that will have a positive impact on quality of life for millions of people.
100,000 new science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates are needed every year until 2020 to maintain current employment numbers – according to a study by the Royal Academy of Engineering.