Early Careers

  • The age-old question - do you leave a bad job or is it all down to bad management? Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be able to determine if you want a new job or just a change in management.
  • Engineering can highly benefit society and can bring your creative side. Albert Einstein said, “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been” So, what do you want to get from your engineering career?
  • Success means different things to different people, depending on what you want out of your career and out of life, defines your success and achievements. So don’t measure your own success on the people around you.
  • For members of the IET Advantage Schemes we are here to help you at each step of your engineering journey and sometimes, at the beginning is when things can feel the most difficult.
  • Age or level of experience shouldn’t be something that gets in your way and we have some advice on why you shouldn’t be afraid to take the plunge and redirect your career in the way you want!
  • Electrical engineering is a sector that focuses on the study, design and creation of equipment that use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Employers will always need more electrical engineers, so why not consider it?
  • STEM Ambassadors are volunteers that can be from the industry, they could work or study in the field and they are passionate about passing on their passion to the next generation of STEM professionals. Could this be for you?
  • The IET can help you with all aspects of your professional registration journey, but why should you become professionally registered? Keep reading for advice from our members and just some of the benefits of professional registration.
  • Engineering is a vast career to choose and much like any other profession, there are common misconceptions about what certain jobs involve. When you think of chemical engineering, what do you imagine?
  • Graduate schemes are one way of entering the workplace and there are always engineering employers that have these schemes available to you. This article explains what a graduate scheme is and why you should consider this when you’re fresh out of education.
  • Group interviews are rare in the engineering sector, but should they happen, it’s good to be prepared. We have a number of tips that can be used to help you prepare for and smash group interviews, keep reading to find out more.
  • If you haven’t yet chosen the direction of your engineering career yet or you’re ready to explore a new sector, have you thought about becoming a mechanical engineer?
  • The cover letter is often forgotten, but when you are at the beginning of your engineering career, it can make or break a job application. Keep reading to find out how to write and structure a graduate cover letter!
  • Read on to find out how CPD is actually more important than you think, and why you need to invest more of your own time into it.
  • Nearly 40 per cent of the RAF is made up of engineers – and you could be one of them in just four months.
  • A government organisation. High-tech laboratories. Cutting-edge laser technology. What are you imagining? It’s probably not Dstl. But it should be. Keep reading to find out more about our current opportunities.
  • As QinetiQ grows, our opportunities get more and more exciting. Join us as a Systems Engineer and you’ll be exposed to an ever-growing range of projects plus an open, inclusive environment. Want to find out more?
  • This isn’t new information to anyone, but over the last couple of years, we have relied on new kinds of communication. Good communication is key to a job search and understanding why it’s important and what you can be doing to ensure success, will help you greatly.
  • Whether it’s before an interview or for a salary review, money is something people just don’t like to talk about. So, we have some tips on how to ask for a salary review and how to prepare for one.
  • Happy and healthy mean different things to different people. If you’re not currently job seeking, ask yourself if you’re happy in your current role, if not, what can you do to rectify that? This guide can help you discover what you really want.