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Graduate Automation Engineer

Premier Engineering

Job Title: Graduate Automation Engineer Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time Location: Northwest London Salary: 24,000 - £28,000 Graduate – Electrical – Design – Motion Control – Automation – Testing – Commissioning – Service An exciting design & construction c

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Graduate Automotive Engineer

Euro Projects Recruitment

Are you a Graduate engineer / Automotive Engineer with a passion for vehicles? This is a fantastic opportunity to support global automotive businesses with a wide variety of exciting vehicle dynamics projects. Salary range of £22,000 - £29,000 commensurat

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Helping you find a career in the Automotive engineering industry

The Automotive sector in the UK contributed over £15 billion to the economy in 2017, and accounted for over 8% of UK manufacturing, producing 75 million vehicles – from cars to lorries and buses. Many of the larger Automotive manufacturers have most of their Production located in the Midlands and North of England, although there are also businesses in the South, too.

Engineering and Design plays a critical role in the Automotive sector, designing new vehicles and modifying existing vehicles and systems. The Automotive sector in the UK is facing a period of sustained innovation due to legislative changes regarding Emissions standards.

Most graduate employers within the Automotive are large, private sector organisations – many of them multinational companies. There are also a wide-ranging group of independent Automotive design consultancies, manufacturers of specific components (e.g. electrical component or tyre manufacturers), laboratory testing organisations and oil/fuel manufacturing businesses.

Once they build their experience within the sector, Automotive Engineers can specialise in one of three areas: Research & Development (R&D), Design or Production, which correspond to different stages in the process of developing a new Automotive vehicle. Engineers will spend their time in a mixture of laboratory, office and factory sites.

An Engineer specialised in R&D might spend much of their time working to identify properties of different materials, while a Design Engineer will likely focus on designing and developing prototypes for new vehicles or components. A Production Engineer will work closely with the Manufacturing facilities to ensure that the mechanical systems used in Production are correct for the product being produced and working correctly.

Roles can require a mixture of technical (e.g. mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, thermodynamic or pneumatic) and commercial skills, the latter including working within budgets and closely within multi-disciplinary project teams. Depending on the nature of the business you work for, there may be opportunities to travel with work too.


Skills & interests required for a career in Automotive engineering
The Automotive industry – particularly within Motorsports – can be a competitive industry given the popularity of certain brands of car. It is important that applicants to Engineering positions have a genuine passion for the sector and for engineering design and production. It will also be important for an aspiring Engineer to keep up with technological and market developments during the course of their career.

Automotive Engineers will need strong numeracy and technical skills within Engineering – particularly working with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs used in Design and Production.
Graduate schemes & other typical career progression routes in Automotive engineering
Larger Automotive businesses normally offer graduate training programmes in Engineering, typically these last for 2 years and will allow graduate Engineers to get experience across different stages in the engineering process, including R&D, Design and Production, as well as across a range of different vehicle or product types. Smaller employers may not offer the same level of structured training but will allow you to be hands-on and to take on greater responsibilities sooner.

Most graduate engineers will be supported to achieve Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status (internationally-recognised qualifications awarded by the Engineering Council, which can be crucial for continuing your career progression within Automotive Engineering. An IEng qualification will give you skills geared towards day-to-day supervision of Production processes, while a CEng will equip you for strategic planning and R&D.

Once qualified, you may be able to transition your career into a role more focused on management and working closely with commercial teams to understand business priorities and then to brief Engineering or Design teams.
Tips for getting into the field
Book a meeting with your Careers Advisor to discuss your interest in working in the Automotive sector.

Many universities offering Engineering degrees will offer students the opportunity to take an industrial placement year with an employer. As experience can be crucial to securing a position within Automotive Engineering, this can be a great way to get a better understanding for Engineering roles and can (in some instances) lead to a permanent role at the end of your degree.
How much can graduates earn in Automotive engineering?
Graduate Engineers in the Automotive sector will typically earn between £20,000 and £29,000 per annum. Larger companies may usually offer salaries at the higher end of this bracket, and quite often will have attractive bonuses and benefits packages on top of the salary.

Once you have completed your training, salaries will usually fall between £30,000 and £45,000 per annum, depending on your technical skills and amount of experience. At more senior levels, particularly once you have received IEng or CEng status, salaries can be over £60,000 per annum.
What qualifications do I need for a career in Automotive engineering?
Most Automotive employers specify at least an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (automotive / mechanical / electrical / production / manufacturing engineering). It is useful to check whether your degree is Accredited by the Engineering Council as this can be a requirement for certain employers.

While postgraduate qualifications are not often specified, they can give you a significant advantage in finding a graduate job when combined with practical experience in Automotive Engineering.
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