Careers

A career in civil engineering can take many paths. We’ll give you the advice you need to take the direction you want, helping you to bridge the gap from graduation to employment, and take the first step towards your rewarding career.

With 86 per cent of graduates employed in a professional or managerial role six months after graduation, the connections we provide are meaningful and will have a direct impact on your employability. [Source: Unistats].

We’re an employment-focused course: preparing you for your chosen career is our priority. Developing the next generation of chartered civil engineers means providing you with opportunities to connect and engage with the industry, from site visits and guest speakers to work placements.

Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of roles and disciplines across both he public and private sectors, here in the UK and overseas. Possible career paths include:

  • bridge engineering
  • highway engineering
  • water and waste engineering
  • flood engineering
  • nuclear engineering
  • geotechnical engineering.

Where our graduates are now

Bonita Oliver 

Graduate Engineer, Hyder Consulting

Bonita joined the foundation year course keen to progress onto the BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering degree.  Following a very successful placement year with Hyder Consulting she graduated with a 2:1. Bonita decided to continue her studies on the MSc in Coastal Engineering in order to specialise within this field before returning to work for Hyder as a Graduate Engineer.