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.


DeepOcean is seeking graduates for its Graduate Mechanical/Structural Engineer and Asset Engineer positions. The company is particularly keen to hear from graduates with a Masters degree or higher in a relevant engineering degree. Positions are based in Darlington and are available to those legally entitled to work in the UK (visa sponsorship is not available). Closing date is 31st July 2015 for a possible September/October start. Go to to apply.

Thales UK have a vacancy for a Control Systems Engineer: see Thales Control Systems Engineer for more details. Vacancy posted 19th May 2015.

A-Tech Fabrication Ltd (Co. Durham) are recruiting several Mechanical Engineering graduates to work on the design and development of new and existing products. See Trainee Design Engineer for more details.

SCA UK Ltd are recruiting to their engineering graduate programme now, to start in Autumn 2015: see for further information.


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.