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Engineering affects every aspect of human activity, including designing how cars, planes and ships work and move, how energy is harnessed by combustion, wind or tidal flows, financial algorithms that influence the economy, the improvement of medical devices and more recently how the human body functions. Training as a mechanical engineer will lead you into one of the broadest areas of engineering or the financial world.
Mechanical engineering is one of the most demanding disciplines and courses and this is reflected in the broad range of industry sectors where mechanical engineers are employed.
The range of possible destinations for students is highlighted by the Careers Service. UCL Engineering has a jobs and opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank, which actively sources internships and other employment opportunities for Engineering students and presents CVs to employers. They have dedicated staff looking for relevant opportunities for Engineering students. To sign up and for further information please click on the link: UCL Talent Bank
UCL provides a dedicated Careers Service which organises a range of events on an annual basis. For further information please click on the link: UCL Careers
Careers Activities at UCL Mechanical Engineering
The Department continually works to improve links with industry, to give students studying engineering better access to employers, and to ensure they know of the opportunities that exist well in advance of graduating.
There is a series of events, tailored to suit both students and employers.
Guest lectures – aimed primarily at first year students, this is an excellent way of introducing them to the world of engineering. Based around a technical theme, these sessions are a chance for companies to showcase their work.
Technical lectures and site visits – through our Mechanical Engineering Society, students visit companies to attend events, or tour their facility, with a focus on design and manufacturing.
Technical debates – both sides of a topical engineering subject are presented, often by different organisations. After a Q&A session, students get to vote. Energy and renewables are typical examples of the matters covered.
Internships and placements – anything from as little as one week, to give an insight into a particular role, to an entire year in industry, with a view to full-time employment after graduation.
Networking Events - students in all years have the chance to meet a diverse range of employers and organisations. It provides an opportunity to connect with some of the biggest employers, as well as volunteering and entrepreneurial organisations, to discuss current and upcoming opportunities, attend talks and mingle with potential employers.
Employer presentations - providing an overview of the company and undergraduate / graduate opportunities, and also allowing for Q&As.
Careers fairs and employer drop-ins - talking informally to students about the company, opportunities and the applications process.
Mock interviews and assessment centres - companies act as assessors with the material provided by the university.
Skills Sessions - including assessment centres, psychometric testing and business awareness.
CV Preparation and Applications – timetabled sessions that are dedicated to preparing students for the task of applying for a job or internship.
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