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Engineering has a huge impact on our lives because everything we use (such as phones, games consoles and laptops) or may need (such as x-ray machines in hospitals) has been designed and developed by an engineer. It's a creative industry which requires new and better - but still cost effective and safe - solutions to practical problems. Engineers, therefore, could specialise in anything from looking at renewable energy technology to developing the next generation of MP3 players.

To make it easier to find what you need for your career planning, we have split some of this information into the main work areas of:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Chemical
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Medical

The information has been divided into:

Engineers also work in other sectors such as construction and built environment.


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Engineering Gloucestershire January 2012
the current and future job market, local information, and contacts