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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)


Your careers team

Ruth Grainger and Joss Moffatt - Careers Consultants

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Ruth and Joss can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities. They offer Quick Advice careers appointments, both in Bridgeman Building and within the engineering departments that you can book via Careers Online. (You may be seen by one of our other Careers Consultants.)
  • Exploring your career options with a 30 minute Careers Consultation.
  • Mock interviews to help you prepare via a consultation.
  • Presentations and workshops within departments.
  • Workshops on topics such as CVs and interview techniques, and assessment centres.

Tracy Salsbury, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Tracy can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities, and developing your skills and employability. She has bookable Quick Advice appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within the engineering departments that you can book via Careers Online.
  • Meet her at talks, workshops, drop-ins and careers events.


For more information on placements in your department, please contact the following staff:

Placements Administrator          Pam Wilson                    

Industrial Placements Tutor       Dr Marcus Enoch             

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Ability to research and analyse and interpret data
  • Communication skills, written and oral
  • Creativity and problem solving ability
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Languages (optional module)
  • Numeracy and computer literacy
  • Organisation, time-management and planning skills
  • Project management (planning and managing projects effectively)
  • Understanding of effective leadership skills and management
  • Understanding of health and safety

Career options

Career areas related to the Transport courses include:

  • Air Charter Brokering
  • Airport Management
  • Customer Service and Business Development
  • Fleet Management
  • Freight Forwarding, Import/Export Management
  • Health & Safety and Security
  • Logistics Analysis
  • Logistics and Distribution Management
  • Operations Management
  • Passenger Transport Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traffic Management
  • Transport Consultancy
  • Transport Planning
  • Warehouse Management

Careers where your degree would be useful:

The Transport Courses degrees develop many skills that are valued by employers in a variety of sectors, including travel and tourism, financial services, consultancy and management and information technology.

  • Remember 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines.

*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*


Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Civil and Building Engineering have a Postgraduate Taught Master's programme you can apply to:

The school also offers postgraduate research opportunities.

Further study elsewhere:

 Postgraduate taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

Professional development websites:

Prospects: information on professional development and training in transport

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Transport graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2016…

For Transport courses

  • Main activity: 100% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only)
  • Mean salary: £27,307 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only)
  • Quality of employment: Of those in full time employment 100% were in professional level roles (UK & EU students) and of these:        
  • Sectors: 47.1% were in transport and storage, 17.6% were in financial and insurance activities, 11.8% were in administrative and support service activities 11.8% were in manufacturing, 5.9% were in information and communication and 5.9% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles
  • Location: 29.4% were working in Greater London, 17.6% in East of England, 17.6% in West Midlands, 11.8% in South East England, 11.8% in Yorkshire and the Humber and 11.8% remained in the East Midlands.

Employers included:

British Airways, DHL, DFDS, Jaguar Land Rover, Leeds Bradford Airport, Manchester Airports Group, Mark Warner Holidays, Network Rail, Ryan Air, SITA.

Roles included:

Data Analyser, Flight Operations Administrator, Flight Operations Executive, Regional Traffic Controller, Graduate Shipping and Logistics Trainee, International Project Analyst, Leaders for Business Graduate, Passenger Services Duty Manager, Relief Signaller, Route Development.

Further Study included:

Commercial Shipping Programme, Danish Shipping Academy

Further information

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department.



Resources to research career areas


Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop skills and practical first hand industry experience.

Additionally, we advertise many opportunities for summer internships and encourage students to gain experience valuable in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.

  • Check out the Engineering Departments engineeringPLUS database of placements for undergraduate engineers

Other useful links:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):