Careers in Engineering, Energy and the Environment (including the Aerospace and Defence Sector)

Careers in Engineering, Energy and the Environment

Careers in the sector

  • Airline Pilot
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Research Scientist (physical sciences)
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Building Control Surveyor
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Mining Engineer

Careers where an Engineering Degree would be useful

  • IT Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Quality Manager
  • Technical Author
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Energy Manager
  • Production/Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Higher Education Lecturer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Quality Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Patent Attorney
  • Estate Agent
  • Facilities Management
  • Town Planner

Postgraduate study

Jobs and information sources

Leading Graduate Employers in Engineering Sector

The Energy Sector

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Top graduate companies to target within the Energy Sector:

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Professional bodies

Where to find upcoming events and activities at the University of Leicester

Make sure to check all our events running on MyCareers regularly to book onto any workshops and employer led sessions.

Our Festival of Careers runs three times per year and we welcome a whole host of employers from all sectors to speak to students about the opportunities they have. 

If you have any questions about the Festival of Careers or want to find out when the next one is taking place, please contact us at graduatetalent@leicester.ac.uk.

Careers in Aerospace and Defence

Careers in the sector

Aerospace engineers are employed by

  • aircraft and aircraft component manufacturing companies
  • airline operators
  • the armed forces, including the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (RAF)
  • government research agencies such as the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • the further and higher education sectors
  • regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Specialist areas within Aerospace and Defence

  • aerodynamics
  • avionics
  • materials and structures
  • propulsion
  • systems integration.

Job and information sources

Additional resources and advice

Careers in Space

Job and information sources

Postgraduate study

Professional bodies

Where to find upcoming events and activities at the University of Leicester

Make sure to check all our events running on MyCareers regularly to book onto any workshops and employer led sessions.

Our Festival of Careers runs three times per year and we welcome a whole host of employers from all sectors to speak to students about the opportunities they have. 

If you have any questions about the Festival of Careers or want to find out when the next one is taking place, please contact us at graduatetalent@leicester.ac.uk.