Careers and Opportunities


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Our graduates have a good record of finding employment as engineers and researchers in universities and industry. Opportunities typically exist in:

  • integrated design
  • computer-aided design
  • materials and process research and its application
  • engineering management
  • product development
  • a wide spectrum of technical activities

Some of our graduates seek employment outside the industry, and having a postgraduate qualification can open up opportunities in computing, financial services and management.

To find out more about the careers our graduates develop, please review the latest DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education) statistics for the following degrees:

The University has a large team of careers advisers who you can drop in to talk to on any weekday. The School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering has its own Careers Advisor called Chris Traynor and our students are encouraged to contact him with any career queries.

The Careers Service is one of the largest and best resourced careers services in the UK and the winner of eight prestigious National Careers Awards. The Careers Service offers support in all things career-related to our prospective and current students, as well as graduates, for up to 3 years after leaving the University. Newcastle University graduates seeking to develop a business idea may also access our business start-up resources for an indefinite period following graduation.

Graduate vacancies and placements

Our students are actively sought by industry and the School is frequently approached by organisations seeking students and graduates for recruitment and placements.

Dyson is currently recruiting for its 2015 graduate engineers positions. Applications should be sent to before 31st December 2014.

Unilever is offering industrial placements at Unilever Port Sunlight commencing July 2015. Applications should be sent to before 20th January 2015.

Cummins is offering summer internships or one year in industry placements. For further information contact

Details of Nissan's graduate positions (closing date 31st December 2014), as well as its placement scheme and summer placements (closing date for both 30th November 2014), can be found on the Careers Service on-line vacancies pages.

GSK is recruiting graduate engineers to work in its Global Manufacturing and Supply organisation. Closing date for applications is 1st December 2014.

Detail of current summer placements can be found on the Newcastle Work Experience website.


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It's not just about getting that dream job when you graduate. It's about improving your skills for life - work, further study, travel... Develop skills, try new things, make a difference and have a great time!

Undergraduate of the Year Awards

This is an annual event that takes place and the winner of each award gets the opportunity to intern with a prominent graduate employer. This will be a great opportunity for the winner to potentially secure a permanent graduate position with the employer after graduation. Closing date is 4th February 2015. Further information.