Where do I look for jobs in Electronic and Electrical Engineering?
Almost all Bath PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates go into engineering-related jobs, in academia and industry. However, there are a wide variety of sectors this encompasses; key sources of jobs in these sectors are also listed here.
Academic and research jobs
- Within the UK, the best place to look is jobs.ac.uk.
- Individual university websites will also advertise all research jobs, and you may see posters up in your department or get emails from academics you know that are recruiting.
- You may also see these posts advertised in Times Higher Education.
- For academic research jobs in the EU, try the site at academicjobseu.com, while for academic jobs in the US and Canada try higheredjobs for faculty posts and ScienceCareers or Nature for research jobs.
Jobs in industry
This is a huge sector and so we can't provide an exhaustive list. However, these are some of the more popular places to look:
- Broadcast engineering opportunities are hard to find for trainees; the BBC offers structured training programmes
- MyElectricalJobs contains a wide variety of jobs in the power, automation and building sectors
- For opportunities in the electronics industry, try Electronics Weekly
- Individual company websites (use our Employer Index to search by category and link to their websites)
- Institution of Engineering and Technology has a good job search facility within its careers pages
- Production/Operation Management vacancies can be found in the local and national press, as well as at jimfinder.com
- Quality assurance jobs can be found in the jobs section of the Chartered Quality Institute
- Specific recruitment agencies (for a complete list visit agencycentral.co.uk)
- Systems/business anayst and systems developer jobs can be found in Computer Weekly or Computing
- The Engineer online has a large range of vacancies
You might also like to search vacancies in MyFuture. As Bath is highly targeted by the engineering and financial sectors, this is likely to be an excellent source of opportunities.
Jobs in the public sector
Opportunities in the public sector are varied and so only the more relevant vacancy sites are listed.
- If you are interested in training as a teacher, visit the Training and Development Agency for Schools website.
- The Research Councils also employ researchers in their work, to assess and review grants among other things, as do other funding bodies.
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