Working in engineering
Engineers use science, maths and technology to solve practical problems.
Engineering helps us to produce things that improve our lives, from the latest mobile phone to prosthetic running blades. Which branch of engineering would suit you best? Jobs in engineering tend to fall into one of these four categories: mechanical, electrical, chemical or civil engineering.
Engineering used to be seen as a male industry, but it can make an interesting and well-paid career for anyone with an interest in science and how things work.
Approximate pay levels
Figures supplied as a guide only
An engineer’s salary might start at around £25,000, but could increase to around £50,000 per year. Chemical engineers working in petrochemicals or oil can earn more than in other sectors.
Information and resources on careers in engineering
All you need to know about careers in chemical engineering