What about me?
Engineering is about playing a part in making big things become a reality.
While there are many types of engineer there is one consistent engineering mindset: to innovate.
The world needs Engineers. Here's why?
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What's great about apprenticeships is that you get paid while you study. So no tuition fees and no student loans to be paid back - earning while you’re learning.
Apprenticeships vary from 2 to 6 years but most are around 4 years long. If you are not someone who is naturally academic it's a great alternative to university giving you a solid foundation for a career in engineering.
Graduate schemes, usually offered by larger companies, give new graduates a chance to quickly understand the complexities of business.
For an engineer that might involve undertaking a research program before switching to design development, then seeing how designs are finalised for production or possibly overseeing production itself.
A number of engineering degree courses, such as mechanical, electrical, aeronautical and production engineering, require undergraduates to take a one-year placement in an engineering or research company as part of their study programme.
Good placements mean that you will be given tasks which will stretch you, but within your capabilities. All the while you are gaining an understanding of how an engineering business functions.
Interested in engineering but not sure what it really is? Then a summer placement is a great way to find out. Typically they start in June and last for up to 12 weeks.