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 and 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 students can drop in to talk to on any weekday. The School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering has its own Careers Advisor called Margaret Barker and students are encouraged to contact her 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 Newcastle University 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.

Current vacancies from companies seeking our graduates

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


GSK have exciting opportunities for Engineering graduates in the Product Development Future Leaders Programme which is commencing in September 2014. Participants in the Product Development Future Leaders Programme will be full-time, permanent employees at GSK and will enjoy the same competitive package of salary and benefits as other new starters. In addition, participantswill undertake three rotations over three years at the start of their career. These rotations will give the participants technical capability across three separate areas of Product Development and allied disciplines. Programme participants will meet regularly with their line manager to identify learning and development opportunities, and will be coached and mentored to enable them to become a technical leader of the future.

The application process is now open for those positions commencing September 2014. For further information, and to complete an on-line application, go to


Northumbria University is seeking to appoint a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) Associate. The position is for a Product Design Engineer to research, design, develop and prototype a range of micro-solar-power solutions. See KTP Associate for more details.


Kerry Group, a world leader in food ingredients and a leading supplier of consumer foods, is recruiting for its Graduate Programmes to start in July/August/September 2014. The company recruits on a rolling basis throughout the year but for September 2014 employment it is recommended you apply no later than 31st January 2014.


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