Careers Support

We provide careers advice and host a number of events throughout the year, including our own annual Careers Fair. Read on to see what assistance we can give you during your time at the Engineering Department and beyond.

Engineering Careers Fair

Each year we hold our own careers fair together with Business Partnerships & Enterprise, the Careers Service, and the Engineering Society at Lancaster University. You will have the opportunity to attend talks from companies’ representatives, which gives you the chance to make valuable business connections that may lead to employment. 

Careers Service

As a student at Lancaster, you will have access to our excellent Careers Service, which provides a dedicated and innovative service for students and graduate employers. We offer lifetime support, help and advice to all of our students. This includes one-to-one support and advice on work experience, employability skills and careers, as well as employability events throughout the academic year that many students find invaluable. The Knowledge Bank and ‘Ask Careers’ function provide valuable information on where your degree may take you, and you can also undertake the Lancaster Award, which rewards you for taking part in extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, our on-campus recruitment agency advertises part-time work within the University, ensuring fair access to the paid work that is available.

Career options

As we are one of the top engineering departments in the country - 2nd in the UK for Mechanical Engineering and 6th in the UK for Chemical Engineering - our graduates are keenly sought by a range of employers. Our recent graduates have gone into energy and utilities, transport and logistics, pharmaceuticals, teaching and education, and even media and publishing!

Some of our recent graduates have been employed in the following roles:

  • Design Engineering, Rolls Royce, Derby
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Network Rail, York
  • Graduate Engineer, Ministry of Defence, Bristol
  • Junior Field Engineer, Schlumberger, Canada
  • Critical Systems Analyst, British Nuclear Group, Sellafield
  • Test Driver, Nissan, Sunderland
  • Design Engineer, Systems Technologies, Ulverston
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Kendal
  • Mechancial Engineering, Air Products plc, Surrey