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Why a graduate role is right for you

Fantastic career advancement

Access to further professional qualifications and accreditation

Work on vital projects on a global stage

A world of opportunity awaits

As a graduate in engineering construction you’ll experience the satisfaction and challenge of working on real-life projects while receiving a competitive starting salary and the opportunity to broaden your professional qualifications.

By joining an industry that is critical to global infrastructure the opportunities are immense.

Graduate voices

Hear from graduates about their experiences, their ambitions for the future and what advice they have as you start your own journey.

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Eloise Knights - Bechtel

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Simon Robinson - Bechtel

Are you an employer looking for information about our graduate development grant?

The ECITB’s Graduate development grant supports the development of engineering graduates in the areas of sustainability, project capability, leadership, commercial awareness, diversity & inclusion and interpersonal skills.

Learn more about the graduate development grant

Work experience

Some undergraduate courses offer a year out in industry, providing opportunities to broaden your skillset and establish a network of contacts. You might already be gaining experience alongside your degree as part of a degree apprenticeship. You can explore opportunities for work experience by checking the careers sections of company websites for opportunities or looking for advertised internships on websites. We've provided a few useful places to start below.

Where can I find out more about graduate jobs?

Engineering construction employers recruit graduates into various occupations including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, project managers and many more. You can explore graduate career options using Prospects or by discussing your options with a careers advisor at your university. Graduate jobs are advertised on the careers sections of company websites, as well as on a number of key job search sites which you can find below.

Thinking about Chartership?

If you are pursuing an engineering route, it is useful if your first degree or Masters is accredited by a relevant professional body. This can help you to achieve the status of chartered engineer at a later date. Details of accredited courses are available via the Engineering Council. Student membership with professional bodies and institutions will help you keep up to date with developments in the industry and enable you to start making contacts. Find out more below:

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Programme

In partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM), the ECITB supports project management professionals to gain chartership.

Learn more about becoming a Chartered Project Professional

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