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Career spotlight

Engineering professionals n.e.c.

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£17,680 pile of coins

Age 35

£43,680 pile of coins

Age 50

£53,040 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £45,240

What does this career do?

Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

Typical tasks

  • researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems
  • establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys
  • designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture
  • devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials
  • prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details
  • examines and advises on patent applications
  • provides technical consultancy services.

Current entry requirements

Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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