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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)

Civil and Building Engineering

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Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

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We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

Key skills developed during your degree

A civil engineering degree develops many skills that are valued not only by engineering employers but also by those in a variety of sectors, including financial services, management and information technology.

  • Ability to research and analyse and interpret data
  • Analytical and decision making ability
  • Awareness of issues when planning and managing projects
  • Business/Commercial awareness
  • Communication skills, written and oral
  • Creativity and problem solving ability
  • Critical thinking and the ability to evaluate design, plans and projects
  • Interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Languages (optional module)
  • Numeracy and computer literacy
  • Organisation, time-management and planning skills
  • Understanding of effective leadership skills and management
  • Understanding of health and safety

Career options

Career areas related to the Civil & Building Engineering courses:

Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Remember 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines. A civil engineering degree develops many skills that are valued not only by engineering employers but also by those in a variety of sectors, including financial services, management and information technology.

*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 offers postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines

The School also offers PhD / MPhil research opportunities

Further study elsewhere:

Postgraduate taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

Professional development websites:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Civil and Building Engineering graduates do?

The following data represents the destinations of 2017 graduates from all undergraduate programme areas within the School of Architecture, Building and Civil and Engineering.

Six months after graduating in 2017…

  • Main activity: 97% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £27,542 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry locations (professional level roles): 12% stayed in the East Midlands, 32% in London, 19% in the East of England, 10% in the South East, 8% in the West Midlands, 7% in Yorkshire & the Humber, 6% in the North West, 4% in the South West, and 1% in Wales.
  • Industry sectors (professional level roles): 61% were in construction, 25% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 5% were in transport and storage, 3% were in manufacturing, 2% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security, 2% were in information and communication, 2% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 1% were in accommodation and food services activities and 1% were in real estate activities.

Employers included:

AECOM, Arup, Arcadis, BAM, British Army, Faithful + Gould, Kier Group, Laing O’Rourke, London Projects Ltd, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Skanska, Vinci Construction UK.

Roles included:

Army Officer, Commercial Manager, Construction Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, Graduate Civil Engineer, Graduate Site Manager, Graduate Structural Engineer, Professional Quantity Surveyor, Project Quality Surveyor, Site Engineer, Technical Services Graduate.

Further Study included:

MSc Environmental Engineering.

Further information

 

 

Resources to research career areas

 Websites:

Resources to find experience, placements and graduate jobs

Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop their professional and technical skills further.

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.

Other useful links:                                             

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):