If you’re leaving school or college next year and weighing up your options for a career path, then engineering is well worth considering. There is a great range of engineering jobs in Barrow, and local employers regularly recruit new staff, including school leavers, particularly via apprenticeship schemes.
Typical engineering jobs in Barrow tend to suit those students who are strong in the ‘STEM’ subjects of maths, technology and science. If you have strong analytical skills, a love of problem-solving and creative thinking and like working in a mentally challenging and varied role with changing teams of fellow professionals, then engineering could be a great choice for you.
Engineers get to work on ways to innovate and improve all manner of products in our lives, from our food to space flight. Engineers solve problems and design new solutions to problems, typically designing advances in technology, medicine, science and manufacturing. An engineer could find himself or herself working on varied projects during a career, with opportunities for travel as well as excellent personal development.
Many engineers work in-house for large employers, but some also work flexibly as contractors and can command healthy day rates. The job suits those who are comfortable working alone but who very much like to work in teams and can communicate well.
Getting into the Industry
Work-experience placements are a great way to get a taste of the engineering industry, and your school will be able to advise if there are any existing placements in Barrow that they are aware of. Otherwise, be proactive. Get your CV out there and express your interest. The other ideal route into the industry is via an apprenticeship, where you train and earn on the job. This is a great way to start your career with one of the best engineering jobs in Barrow and to be taking home a wage from day one.
Many apprenticeships are employer-led, which means that you work with the employer and have time off for your academic qualifications and ‘off-the-job’ training. Most of these apprenticeships are organised via local colleges and private training providers and delivered in conjunction with a panel of local engineering businesses in the area. Recruitment into engineering apprenticeships occurs throughout the year, with some offers even being made before students finish their exams.
To find out more about the current opportunities available, speak to your recruitment advisor about the latest engineering jobs in Barrow.