Engineering and Manufacturing

Getting Started

Engineering & Manufacturing

Within the engineering and manufacturing sector you could be looking at a wide range of occupations. Prospects has a useful list of job profiles each containing relevant information about key responsibilities, skill requirements, starting salaries, entry requirements, career prospects with links to major employers and current graduate vacancies.


Job profiles

Job roles in this sector include:


Keeping up to date

Below are some key resources to help you research opportunities available. The knowledge gained through your research prior to your search for opportunities may help you to target your applications and will help when preparing for interviews.

  • Insitution of Engineering and Technology – Professional engineering institution providing information on latest news and features from the IET knowledge network.
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers – IMechE is an independent society that represents mechanical engineers.
  • TARGETjobs – Provides information and advice for graduate engineers. Find out what industry sectors you can work in, how much you could earn and how to apply for jobs.
  • TARGETjobs – Also offers an online guide, providing comprehensive information on engineering sectors, employers, recruitment processes and postgraduate study.
  • The Engineer – An online resource for the engineering industry and provides the latest news and features, and details on new products and forthcoming events.
  • Industrial Technology – A site which provides events of interest and importance happening in the engineering and manufacturing world.
  • Mark Allen Group – Links to a range of online magazines in the engineering and manufacturing industry.
  • RaceChip – offers a resource specifically for Automotive Engineer students to help them learn more about the industry.
  • Space Crew - An online jobs board for finding jobs in engineering and manufacturing in the space sector. 
  • Make UK – A leading supply chain sourcing and development service representing the interests of businesses in the defence, aerospace, space and security sectors.
  • Institute of Manufacturing – The Institute of Manufacturing is a professional body for the manufacturing industry.
  • Institute of the Motor Industry – Provides careers information and resources for those interested in the motor industry.



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