Mechanical engineering careers guide

This guide is aimed at graduate and experienced mechanical engineers in the UK, as well as others planning to enter the profession. It covers advice on job hunting, as well as tips and information about progressing your career. 

How to find a mechanical engineering job

A good place to start your search is the job sections of websites, trade magazines and newspapers, some of which are available to members in our on-site library. 

Magazines


Professional Engineering is the journal for mechanical engineers and current issues of these magazines are available in our library for you to browse for vacancies. 

Newspapers

The following newspapers advertise engineering vacancies:

The Telegraph (Tues/Thurs)
The Times (Thurs)
The Guardian (Thurs)    

General engineering vacancy websites

Target
The Engineer
Fish4Jobs (for graduates)  
Fish4Jobs
Graduate Jobs
Top Engineering Jobs
TRS
Just Engineers
• Energyjobline
Engineerboard
Engineering & Technology Jobs
Adzuna
Hays
Roevin
Integra People
Matchtech
Robert Giles Agencies (technical engineering)
CBSbutler
Beechwood
Rail Job Search
Just Rail
Oil and Gas Job Search (worldwide)
Medical Engineers
Acre Sustainability Recruitment
Thomas Telford Recruitment – agency of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation
Qreer (Europe)
Scotjobsnet(Scotland)
Resourcing Solutions

Job vacancies and internships for graduates

Milkround
Gradcracker
Inside Careers
Prospects
Graduate-jobs.com
Jobs.ac.uk
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
STEM Graduates
STEM Women

Executive job websites

Search for executive appointments from recruitment agencies and listings sites for senior roles.

exec-appointments.com
Executivesontheweb.com
allexecutivejobs.com  

For more experienced and older workers


The Age and Employment Network (taen)
SkilledPeople

Attend a recruitment fair or exhibition

Employers go to recruitment fairs to promote their opportunities and their organisation to students and graduates. It’s a good way to meet employers face to face, ask any questions and find out which industry and role is right for you.

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition  
General regional university and employer events
General events

 

Careers advice guides

Download The UK and Ireland Engineering Workforce Study

Download Global Movements – Developing Opportunities