Explore career options
Your careers team
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.
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 Jenny Noakes firstname.lastname@example.org
Placements Administrator Charlie Hague email@example.com
Director of Professional Training Dr Darren Watts firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial Professional Placements Co-ordinator Melissa Ingleton email@example.com
Further information can be found on your department Learn placement page here
Key skills developed during your degree
- Ability to combine theoretical and practical engineering principles
- Ability to turn innovative designs into profitable products
- Able to analyse and interpret data
- Able to apply engineering principles to real industrial problems
- Able to evaluate designs, processes and products, and make improvements
- Attention to detail, exercising good judgement and accepting responsibility
- Communication with others and work in multidisciplinary teams
- Cost-conscious and aware of the wider professional responsibilities
- Creative and innovative problem solving
- Numerate and highly computer literate
- Planning and prioritising work to deadlines and under pressure
Career areas related to the Mechanical Engineering courses:
- Mechanical Engineer
- Design Engineer
- CAD Technician
- Aerospace Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Contracting Civil Engineer
- Control and Instrumentation Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
Careers where your degree would be useful:
- Corporate Investment Banker
- Mining Engineer
- Patent Attorney
- Production Manager
- Technical Sales Engineer
- Water Engineer
- Remember that 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines
Options for engineers from the Wolfson School are varied and plentiful. The majority begin careers in discipline related engineering roles within medium to large companies. However, some graduates use the personal rather than technical skills that they have developed to enter alternative professions such as business, finance, consultancy and teaching.
*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*
Further study at Loughborough University:
The Wolfson School offers taught MSc programmes:
- Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management MSc
- Engineering Design MSc
- Mechanical Engineering MSc
The Wolfson School offers postgraduate research opportunities including PhD and some MPhil degrees.
Further study elsewhere:
Postgraduate taught programmes:
Professional development websites:
Where do graduates go?
What do Loughborough Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering graduates do?
Six months after graduating in 2017…
For Mechanical and Manufacturing courses in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Main activity: 95% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
- Mean salary: £26,988 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
- Industry locations (professional level roles): 16% stayed in the East Midlands, 18% in the South East, 16% in London, 16% in the West Midlands, 13% in the East of England, 10% in the South West, 5% in the North West, 3% in Yorkshire & the Humber, 2% in Scotland and 2% in Wales.
- Industry sectors (professional level roles): 46% were in manufacturing, 20% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 9% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of vehicle and motorcycles, 7% were in information and communication, 5% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security, 2% were in construction, 2% were in financial and insurance activities, 2% were in arts, entertainment and recreation, 2% were in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, 1% were in administrative and support service activities, 1% were in agriculture, forestry and fishing, 1% were in education, 1% were in mining and quarrying, 1% were in other service activities, 1% were in transport and storage.
BP, Cambridge Medical Robotics, Caterpillar, Cummins, Dyson Ltd, Jaguar Land Rover, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, McLaren Automotive, Renishaw, Ricardo, Rolls-Royce, Royal Navy, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Transport for London, Triumph Motorcycles, Hitachi Consulting, JP Morgan.
Design Engineer, Manufacturing Systems and Process Engineer, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Building Services Consultant, Packaging Engineer, Project Engineer, Robotics Software Engineer, Technical Design Engineer, Tooling Engineer Powertrain Manufacturing, Web Developer, Project Analyst, Technology Consultant-Analyst, Financial Analyst.
Further Study included:
MBA Business, MSc Engineering Design, MSc Engineering with Finance, MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology, MRes Medical Device Design & Entrepreneurship, PhD Embedded Intelligence, PhD Sports Technology.
- 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
- EngineerJobs: career advice
- iCould videos
- National Careers Service
- Prospects: engineering
- Prospects: engineering and manufacturing sector overview
- TargetJobs: what can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?
- TargetJobs: engineering sector
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 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.
- See Careers Online on our website for vacancies and opportunities
- Check out the Engineering Departments engineeringPLUS database of placements for undergraduate engineers
Other useful links
- Engineering and technology jobs
- Prospects.ac.uk: jobs search
- The Engineer jobs
- Just Engineers
- Target jobs
- The Year in Industry
- Engineering Jobs
- Student Ladder
- STEM Women