Employability is a key goal of our programmes, and we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career in 21st-century engineering.
Career prospects for engineering graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive several firm offers of employment even before graduating. A recent report from industry body EngineeringUK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers within the engineering sector.
The Humber region is rapidly emerging as 'the energy estuary’ and 29% of all enterprises are engineering-related, with an overall turnover of £61 billion. This has created a range of challenging and rewarding positions for talented engineering graduates.
The region’s petrochemicals industry – worth £6 billion per year – has a particular need for control and instrumentation engineers. The growth in the avionics, biomedical, aeronautical, energy and space science sectors has also increased opportunities within them.
The expertise you gain as an engineering graduate – your mathematical abilities, problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams – are much in demand in all areas of engineering and this is reflected favourably in starting salaries and average earnings. You will also find that your degree makes you highly sought-after by leading companies in the global market place; an engineering degree from Hull can therefore lead to a career anywhere in the world.