Careers and professional development

Careers support

postgraduate students

Careers advice and support

You’re entitled to use the wide range of services offered by the University’s Careers Centre who provide a range of help and advice to assist you in planning your career and making well-informed decisions along the way. Our employability team also organises an annual Engineering Careers Fair and Computing Expo, which will give you the opportunity to meet over 50 graduate recruiters to gain an insight into graduate jobs and to explore work experience and internship opportunities. Recruiters at last year’s event included, among others:

  • Unilever
  • Bentley
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Transport for London
  • BAE Systems
  • Airbus.

Graduate destinations

The range of careers open to you upon completion of your PhD is broad and not limited to academia, some of which are listed here:

  • AECOM – Consultant
  • The British Library – Application Specialist
  • BT (British Telecommunications PLC) – Researcher
  • Coastline Surveys Ltd – Geotechnical Engineer
  • GE Global Research – Lead Corrosion Scientist
  • Home Office – Scientific Officer
  • Honeywell – Project Control Specialist
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd – Senior Staff Engineer
  • IBK Group – R&D Aerospace Engineer (Flight Physics)
  • IBM – Data Specialist
  • King's College London – Research Associate
  • Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited – Tyre Analysis Engineer
  • Minister of Commerce and Industries – Director of Research and Technology
  • Rolls Royce – Thermofluids Engineer
  • Shell Oil Company – Engineering Project Coordinator
  • ST Ericsson – GPS Software Modeller
  • The Timken Company – Principal Product Development Engineer
  • The University of Leeds – Research Fellow.