Each year, every university in the UK contacts all UK and EU graduates to find out what they are doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. This is the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
The following analysis is based on the data supplied by 15 Civil Engineering BEng Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
100% went into work, study or a combination of both.
Of those in employment, 80% were in graduate-level jobs.
£22,857 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
Due to the specialised technical expertise gained at Newcastle University, many of our Civil Engineering BEng Honours graduates directly begin careers in civil or structural engineering. The variety within these roles is considerable: from infrastructure and ground works, to transport logistics. In engineering disciplines it is common to progress to Master's level study, in order to work towards chartered (CEng) status. As such, many specialise in their area of interest, securing places on MSc courses in civil, structural, environmental and transport engineering.
For those who choose to move outside of the engineering sector, graduates are able to apply the transferable skills they gained while undertaking project work, such as problem solving, effective communication and team work, to begin careers as army officers and military trainers. As mathematics is a shortage subject in teaching, graduates have been able to capitalise on their enhanced numerical skills to secure Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) places.
Below are recent examples of graduates' employment and further study destinations.
|Army Officer||The Army|
|Assistant Site Engineer||H and J Martin Ltd|
|Assistant Site Manager||Bouygues UK|
|Associate in Assurance||PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)|
|Fleet Planning Assistant||GB Railfreight|
|Graduate Civil Engineer||CH2M Hill|
|Graduate Engineer||Balfour Beatty Plc|
|Graduate Engineer||BT Bell Consulting Engineers|
|Graduate Engineer||Interserve Construction|
|Military Trainer||The Army|
|Officer Cadet||The Army|
|Officer Cadet||The Army|
|Technical Engineer||CH2M Hill|
|Training Officer||The Army|
|ACA||BPP St Helier|
|MSc Computer Science||Newcastle University|
|MSc Engineering Geology||Newcastle University|
|MSc Environmental Engineering||Newcastle University|
|MSc Geotechnical Engineering||Newcastle University|
|MSc Structural Engineering||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Secondary Mathematics||Newcastle University|