Careers

Engineering Careers Service

Maximise your chances of landing an attractive job or academic position after your degree or securing and internship or placement during your studies, by getting involved early on in UCL’s career services available to you.

UCL Engineering employs three dedicated members of staff to help you with this. They organise careers events, build relationships with employers, and offer CV and interview advice specifically tailored for students in Engineering.

Each department also has a designated Careers Liaison Tutor who will be looking out for discipline-specific opportunities for their students. When you enrol, register with the Engineering Careers and Events page on Moodle to see all opportunities as they come up.

There are a range of services especially for you:

CV and Application advice

If you already know what you’re applying for and why but would like advice on a specific application for something before sending it off, our CV & Applications Advisers can help.

 

One-to-one Careers Consultations (short guidance)
  • Short Guidance” is a confidential 15 minute 1-1 discussion with a Careers Consultant. It can be used to discuss a range of issues such as:making decisions about life after UCL, e.g. choosing between work, further study or taking time out, exploring options related to your degree, what to expect at interviews or assessment centers and many other career and prospect relate issue.
Practice Interviews

If you have been invited for an interview, you can book a practice interview with a Career Advisor.  This role-play exercise with a Careers Adviser will help you practice typical interview questions for the role you’ve applied for and help you work on your interview technique.

As soon as you receive an invite to a real interview, you can download and complete the: Practice Interview Booking Form

Moodle: Engineering careers, internships and events
  • Listings of engineering jobs, internships, placement and work experience
  • Source of career information, blogs and current news

https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=21108

Internships & Vacancies (UCL Talent Bank Engineering)

Looking for an Internship or job?  Are you registered and using UCL Talent Bank Engineering?

 

UCL Engineering students now have a dedicated Jobs and Opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank Engineering.

 

We actively source internships and other employment opportunities for Engineering students and present applications to employers.

 

To ensure that you are considered for these roles, complete your candidate profile, and upload your CV. See www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/talentbank

 

By applying for specific roles with a cover letter you will be automatically enrolled into the UCL Talent Bank Engineering shortlisting service.

 

Talent Bank Top Tips:

  • Complete ALL SECTIONS, especially your department and industry. This way we can make sure you hear about opportunities where employers are specifically interested in candidates from an Engineering background!
  • Search ‘talent bank’ for all UCL processed opportunities!
  • Register for UCL Alert at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/myuclcareers so that we can make sure you are alerted to relevant opportunities. Make sure you make it clear you are on an Engineering course here at UCL.
  • You will need to create a cover letter for each vacancy you apply for

 

Career workshops
  • Timetabled career workshops – tailored for your course and year
  • Skills identification and options
  • CV, cover letters and applications
  • Career planning and pathways
  • Interviews and Assessment centres
  • Evening career workshops – Will be advertised on Moodle, mostly in the spring term
Employer-led Events

A tailored events programme for UCL Engineering enables us to ensure that you are able to gain face to face interaction with a variety of organisations suited to your skills and qualifications:

  • Opportunities to meet employers face-to-face and find out more about sectors, organisations and graduate programmes (details will be advertised on Moodle).
  • A wide range of employability skills, sector insight, and practical events ran by employers, designed to increase your chances of finding your dream role:
    • Panel forums and networking sessions
    • Mock interviews
    • Skill sessions/ Technical sessions
    • Live applications workshops
    • Mock assessment centres
    • CV factories
    • Psychometric testing insight sessions

Employers who have participated in our Engineering careers events programme previously include:

IBM, Thales, Atkins, Jaguar Land Rover, Arup, Deutsche Bank, Transport for London, Cisco, EADS Astrium and many more..

To see full details of the events calendar for UCL Engineering careers events, please go to the event calendar on the Engineering careers and events moodle page.

Dedicated staff members

UCL Engineering Employer Engagement and Events Officer

Mala Mohindru

Mala joined UCL in March 2014 and works for the Faculty of Engineering to help bring students closer to employers looking to recruit from Engineering disciplines. Mala previously holds 4 years of careers, skills guidance and SME recruitment experience whilst working in the Public Sector. Her current role entails creating a bespoke programme of events that will meet both employer and students’ needs from soft skills workshops to graduate presentations and networking events.

UCL Engineering Internship and Vacancies Officer

Kathryn Goodfellow

Kathryn sources and promotes Internship and Vacancy opportunities for the Faculty of Engineering.  She also manages our shortlisting service, UCL Engineering Talent Bank, for both Engineering students and graduates and employers interested in hiring them.  Kathryn joined the employer engagement team at UCL Careers service in January 2015.  Prior to working at UCL Kathryn worked as a Placement co-ordinator/ Senior Technician at the University of Bedfordshire.

UCL Engineering Career Consultants

Carla King

Carla joined UCL Careers in January 2015 and is currently a Careers Consultant for the Faculty of Engineering. She has extensive knowledge of the graduate recruitment sector, having worked as a graduate recruiter for large corporates, ranging from consultancies to investment banks and professional services firms. Carla has also managed the graduate development programme for the Engineering firm Mouchel and, more recently, for the Bank of England, ensuring that graduates are supported and trained effectively throughout their first few years in a new organisation. Using her experience, Carla provides one to one careers guidance, chairs event and delivers talks and workshops to Engineering students from across the Faculty.

Hannah Posner

Hannah is a full time Careers Consultant at UCL where she is part of the Engineering careers team. Hannah joined the careers team from the water industry, having spent time working in environmental water research and consultancy. She has managed a programme to accelerate technology and innovation for water utilities across Europe, and also spent two years as a front-line Wastewater Operations manager for a large UK water utility.

In addition to the above UCL Engineering career services you also have access to the Central UCL careers service:

Information on the full range of events, fairs, and services that you can access as a UCL student is available in our annual program on the UCL careers website.

Other programmes include Education for Global Citizenship, Key Skills, and the Skills4Work programme.

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