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There are plenty of opportunities for all Civil Engineering graduates, but especially those from Bristol. They are recognised as being among the best in the country and are actively sought after by top employers. We regularly feature at the top end of national graduate employment tables, and starting salaries are competitive. Further approved training with an employer is required to gain Chartered Engineer status.
Major recruiters of Civil Engineering graduates include:
- Consultants – who plan and design projects, with some supervision of the implementation of the plans. Some firms specialise in certain areas of Civil Engineering. Mainly office-based.
- Contractors – who organise the execution of the designs on sites, overseeing labour force and materials, considering time, cost and safety constraints. Work will move from site to site, so you must be prepared to be geographically mobile.
- Utilities and Local Authorities – e.g. Water, highways, and drainage. May act in both design and site management capacities.
- The Army – particularly the Royal Engineers.
- Other large engineering industries e.g. petroleum and mining, public transport, power generation and supply companies.
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If you like the idea of taking your knowledge further, the Department of Civil Engineering often takes graduates into PhD, EngD and MSc programmes, where you can learn through coursework or research.
Taking a Civil Engineering degree doesn’t commit you to a career in Civil Engineering. 40% of all jobs aimed at graduates are open to those from any degree discipline.
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