Electronic engineering

The good news is that electronic engineers are in demand.

Most UK graduates in electronic engineering enter employment directly related to their area of study. Electronic engineers work in most sectors, including:

  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Defence
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical electronics
  • Transport

Electronic engineering graduates have more than just technical skills and will have many other skills which are highly valued by a wide range of recruiters:

  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Analysis of data
  • Decision making

Employers also value engineers’ proven literacy, numerical and computing skills.

Electronic engineers are therefore highly employable beyond engineering and are welcomed by recruiters from all sectors, including IT, finance, logistics, sales and marketing.

Some typical career paths

Useful sources of work placements / vacancies

Professional bodies and related associations