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Building Your Success: The 4 Pillars of Great Engineers

April 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

A career in engineering can reap significant financial benefits. According to The Engineer, the average salary for an engineer in the UK is close £50,000. Most starters can expect to start at around £30,000 but those at the top end can earn over £100,000 a year.


If you’re interested in developing a career in engineering, there are different paths available to you. Many assume that some form of university training is required, but this is not the case. Engineer recruitment in London and elsewhere in the country will sometimes take aspiring engineers and train them up as apprentices.


A training programme is one of the easiest ways to enter into a career in ; engineering. Show a strong aptitude for engineering and a drive to succeed, and anyone can become an engineer.


Education and credentials


The highly specialised fields of engineering will require aspiring professionals to learn from the best programmes. Whether it’s a university, dedicated engineering school or training program, you need to find the best opportunity to learn the key concepts and skills.


Your decision on which institution or program to go to will depend on the specific field you’re interested in (e.g. chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.).


Demonstration of capabilities


Credentials mean little if there is no practical demonstration of expected industry skills. Some of these involve computer science, statistics, data modelling and system design.


If you want to become a software engineer, extensive knowledge and experience in programming and building information systems are a must. If it’s chemical engineering you’re interested in, familiarity and proficiency in water treatment, food manufacturing or petrochemical processes are a requirement.


Continued learning


The field of engineering is closely linked to rapid advancements in technology and ways of thinking. To be a successful engineer, you need to keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry.


Moreover, earning a degree or certification shouldn’t be the end of your professional development. Many engineers will opt to pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D to further strengthen their skills and gain new insights. Aside from these options, there are many accredited short courses and other programs that offer worthwhile continued learning opportunities.


Robust project management


Technical expertise is just one aspect where engineers need to excel. Engineers will frequently find themselves in situations that require extensive teamwork and coordination with several staff and teams.


As such, successful engineers should effectively communicate, execute administrative tasks and organise their teams.


While technical skills are indispensable, leadership and communication skills are required to stay on top of project deliverables while keeping within budgets.


Future Engineering Recruitment is here to help you move forward


Our goal here at Future Engineering is to provide highly competent staff to UK engineering companies. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in engineering, we’ll help you find a great place to work. For employers, we are committed to understanding your staffing needs and finding ways to grow your company further.


Call us on +44 (0)203 411 4199 or email us at info@futureengineer.co.uk today.


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