engineering careers  Glassdoor reveal Engineering roles among the highest earning jobs in the UK
engineering careers  Glassdoor reveal Engineering roles among the highest earning jobs in the UK

Glassdoor’s 2016 report has revealed that graduate mechanical engineers earn approximately £26,949 per annum, software engineers £28,370, graduate engineers £26,500, civil engineers £25,000 and structural engineers £24,993.

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However, the top spot went to the role of a graduate analyst at £34,366 a year.

Jon Ingham, Glassdoor careers and workplace adviser explained that “getting on the first rung of the career ladder is a time of both great excitement and trepidation for graduates. However, finding the right job is not easy. With millions of final year students graduating this summer, we’ve now identified where some of the UK’s best young talent can earn the most in what is an extremely competitive entry-level market.”

However, he went on to warn; “While it’s not just about the money, knowledge really is power when you are job hunting. Graduate job seekers should endeavour to think wider than just the monthly pay cheque. For example, what is the culture like, does the employer offer competitive perks and benefits, is it a sociable environment, do they offer training and mentoring? The more you know, the better the decision you can make.”


For more on the 2016 report visit Glassdoor.

2016 Glassdoor Report

Glassdoor used its own data (from Jobs using the term Graduate in their title) as well as information from The Office of National Statistics