Why Pursue a Career in Engineering

over 1 year ago Carys Pegrum
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​A hands-on industry that produces high-standards of products and services, the field of engineering is full of innovation. A fulfilling career that is broad yet helps to benefit society, there are a wide variety of roles in the Gloucestershire area. But what makes engineering stand out? In recent years STEM has been a buzz word - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - where it has become an exciting, enticing and creative environment for like-minded, knowledgeable and skilled people from all backgrounds come together for the greater good.

From Quality Inspectors to Production Technicians, Software Engineers, QA Managers and Project Engineers there are plenty of opportunities to step into a world where you can make a difference. In the UK alone there are more than 500,000 engineering companies, and it’s estimated that over 1.5million additional employees will be required with engineering skills to fulfil the demand for the industry. We’re known for our excellence in engineering with world-renowned names such as Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover and Airbus, just to name a few. It’s no wonder that the number of increasing roles is growing at an astonishing rate.

It’s truly a rewarding career where you’ll relish from job satisfaction, teamwork and an impressive salary for starters. There’s also a chance to travel as engineering can take you across the globe meeting with clients, undertaking field work and putting your knowledge and expertise to use. Above all you’re making a difference every day by working on leading projects that make a direct impact on the lives of people every day. Just think even the smallest of items such as a paperclip needed a team to design, produce, market and distribute. Then of course you have large-scale innovations such as aviation which takes an impressive task force to not just make a plane fly, but to look to the future of transport and its outcomes on climate change. It’s an endless stream of possibilities where generations can follow in our footsteps to make an impact.

We mentioned in our previous blog, that the jobs market at the moment is thriving with lots of new openings and is a competitive place for candidates and employees alike. That’s where your dedication to education, creative thinking, ability to solve problems and skills all come into play. It’s known that those with an engineering degree earn at least 20% more than the average graduate salary and have great prospects of promotion. This is a great time to enter the market or retrain to take on a new challenge within the engineering sphere to snap up the range of roles available.

As engineering recruitment specialists in Gloucestershire we have years of experience in working with candidates and clients alike to get the best results. We provide a wide range of temporary, contract and permanent opportunities and will find that perfect role to get you back on the ladder. Speak to our team on 01453 827333 to see how we can help you or visit our website to view our latest opportunities in the Engineering as well as in Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Defence, Scientific, Oil & Gas, Logistics and Manufacturing sectors.