Graduates from civil engineering predominantly enter employment in the civil engineering industry. Civil engineering as a subject is valued by employers in many sectors and The University of Nottingham graduates do especially well in securing employment in engineering and technical fields as well as professional roles in non-engineering sectors.
100% of graduates leaving civil engineering courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating.
Continuing to a higher degree is a popular option and one which can add value in a difficult labour market. Our graduates are very successful in accessing taught and research opportunities, related to their engineering studies and interests.
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In addition to your subject knowledge the degree equips you with key employability skills such as:
The graduate labour market in 2015 has remained stable with growth in many employment sectors, including engineering, construction and transport.
The number of civil engineering graduates finding roles as engineering professionals also increased in 2015, with the UK still in urgent need of academically strong technical graduates.
The job market for graduates, however, remains competitive which highlights the success of our civil engineering students in sourcing professional, well-paid positions in major companies and organisations.
Our civil engineering graduates secure professional positions across a diverse range of employment areas, but the key sectors of employment for our graduates are:
A sample of employers who have recruited our civil engineering graduates is shown below.
A sample of roles undertaken by our graduates:
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