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:
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 Applications Advisers can help.
- “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.
- Longer sessions for mock interviews (45 minutes)
- Listings of engineering jobs, internships, placement and work experience
- Source of career information, blogs and current news
UCL Engineering has a new jobs and opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank.
We actively source internships and other employment opportunities for Engineering students and present CVs to employers.
We have dedicated staff looking for opportunities relevant for you. To ensure that you are automatically considered for these roles, complete your registration, includingthe UCL department you are studying at here:
- 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
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.
Mala Mohindru (UCL Engineering Employer Engagement and Events Officer)
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.
Lizzy Mckinney (UCL Engineering Internships Officer- Talent Bank)
Lizzy manages our shortlisting service, UCL Engineering Talent Bank, for both Engineering students and graduates and employers interested in hiring them. She has been working in employer engagement for UCL Careers service since February 2014. Prior to working at UCL Lizzy worked in project development and career guidance roles within education and not-for-profit sectors. Lizzy has an English degree from University of East Anglia.
Natasha Aminzadeh (UCL Engineering Career Consultant)
Natasha joined the UCL Careers Service in November 2012 and currently works primarily with the Faculty of Engineering. She has advised students in HE for the last 4 years after gaining her Qualified Career Guidance status in 2010. Natasha has extensive knowledge of the engineering sector. She worked as a Design Engineer and then as Project Manager on multi-disciplinary national and international projects such as West Coast Mainline, Dubai Metro, and Birmingham New Street. She gained ICE Chartership status in 2009. She provides one to one guidance and workshops to the engineering students.
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.