Manufacturing and production engineering

We’ve linked to key resources about graduate careers in manufacturing and production engineering. 

Use this page as a starting point for finding out about working in this sector.  

These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas. They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study. 

Engineering and manufacturing (Prospects)

Manufacturing (Gradcracker) 

The link below contains profiles of around 30 roles specific to this sector.  These include acoustic consultant, aerospace engineer, automotive engineer, biomedical engineer, CAD technician, chemical engineer, communications engineer, control and instrumentation engineer, design engineer, drilling engineer, electrical engineer, electronics engineer, manufacturing engineer, materials engineer, mechanical engineer, production manager, quality manager, and many more.   

Job profiles: engineering and manufacturing (Prospects) 

Each of the job profiles includes information about: 

  • Typical responsibilities in the role 

  • Average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • Entry requirements 

  • Career progression 

  • Professional bodies 

  • Typical employers 

  • Where to look for vacancies 

There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors.  

To find out more about working in this sector follow our guidelines: 

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