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 90 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. 
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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

Brad James

Structural Engineer, Atkins 

“I work for Atkins (the largest civil engineering and design consultants in the UK) as a structural engineer, based in Exeter. I'm currently on a 12-month secondment in London and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I'm working on a project that involves upgrading two-thirds of the London Underground system.”

Michelle Yates 

Assistant Structural Engineer, Gifford 

“I’m currently employed as a project engineer on a £40 million university office and cleanroom building. This involves undertaking some 3D finite element modelling. I’m also project manager on a £2.5 million extension to an existing primary school and a new £13 million public library in Crawley. I have a team of four people working for me and am responsible for managing them.” 

Marina Tiong

Graduate Civil Engineer, Jacobs Engineering

“As a graduate civil engineer for Jacobs Engineering, I’m involved in project planning, structure design, liaising with various relevant organisations and site inspection. I’m currently working on a railway bridge parapet maintenance scheme to replace existing safety barriers. The job also enables me to get involved in project management.”