Engineer

If you like making things, are good with your hands and like solving problems or figuring out how things work then engineering could be the career for you - and it's a good career to choose. Quite simply, your options are just about unlimited and the only barrier to how far you can progress is how hard you're prepared to work.

There's no such thing as a typical engineer, in fact most specialise in one area, for example manufacturing, aeronautical, electrical or marine engineering.

However, whichever branch you choose you should have a good chance of promotion to senior levels, providing you've got the right  qualifications.

For more idea of what's involved, why not check out the job profiles on National Careers Service to get a better idea of which area takes your fancy.

Once you've found it, check out our full range range of Engineering qualifications, or try some of the qualifications we've suggested below that will help you get started.

Engineering Qualifications

If you want to work in engineering industry, or have recently started a job and want to increase your skills, then our Certificate in Applying Engineering Principles could be the right qualification for you.

If you are just starting your career in engineering and already have a job then our NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations is the right qualification for you. It is based on national industry standards, making it extremely relevant to today's jobs.

If you want to build a career in the engineering industry, and extend your range of skills, then our Certificate in Engineering could be the right qualification for you.

Our Introductory Welding Skills covers all of the basic knowledge and techniques that you need if you want to develop a career as a welder, or if you already work in engineering and need to increase your welding skills.

You can use the search box at the top of the page to find Engineering courses and qualifications.

You can also learn while you earn with an Engineering apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification via the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Practical, technical, analytical.

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Who you could work for:
A small company on an industrial estate or a multinational giant.

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Likely hours:
Shift work is likely.

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Earning power*:
Varies according to the role. Your careers service will have more information.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Technically minded, analytical, practical and good at solving problems.

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You could even go on to:
Start your own company.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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