Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Engineering and manufacturing

The professional bodies representing the UK engineering sector are consistently forecasting skills shortages and a need for graduate talent.

At the University of Nottingham, this has translated into an increase in employer engagement at careers events and a rise in offered engineering vacancies.

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Spotlight On... Building Services Engineer

Alexander Stephens, a mechanical engineering graduate from the University talks about:

  • his role as a building services engineer with Bouygues, a UK construction company
  • the skills he developed during his degree that he uses every day in his job

Websites and key publications

Click on the links below for publications and websites that provide further information.

Professional bodies for careers information and career videos


Food manufacturing


Job sites

(also refer to the professional bodies listed above as they offer links to job vacancy sites)

  • All Energy Conference – renewable energy industry exhibition and conference, includes a list of exhibitors
  • CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, they offer summer placements for physics, engineering and IT students
  • E&TJ (Engineering and Technology Jobs) – sector-specific jobs website run by The Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Earthworks – job vacancies in all areas of engineering including energy, geotechnical and sustainable development
  • Electronics Weekly – latest industry news and a jobs board
  • The Engineer – you can search by sector and graduate jobs by discipline 
  • Engineering Jobs - all areas of engineering including defence, environmental, automotive and food
  • - vacancies in environmental services - energy, civil, waste, water, geotechnical, engineering and general
  • EuroEngineerJobs - engineering jobs in Europe
  • Gradcracker – a careers website for science, engineering and technology university students
  • GreenJobs – a jobs board dedicated to vacancies in the green jobs sector
  • Just Engineers - search for a wide range of engineering jobs in the UK, Europe and Worldwide
  • Matchtech – wide range of sectors and roles including engineering, science, construction, procurement and supply chain
  • Nottingham City Council graduate recruitment – graduate schemes and roles in various departments of Nottingham City Council
  • SRG – a recruitment company dedicated to the science, clinical and engineering sectors
  • Top Engineer Jobs – job vacancy service and a list of recruiters A-Z

The TARGETjobs Engineering guide is available in our office while stocks last, or you can download a copy from the TARGETjobs website. 


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