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 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 CV & Applications Advisers can help.
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
Whether you are looking for a part-time job for some extra cash, opportunities to give you work experience relevant to longer term career goals, more structured internship opportunities, temporary work while you find your dream job or a more permanent graduate level role, there is a lot of support available to help you.
Knowing where to look for the right opportunity can be difficult, a good starting point is our UCL services.
UCL Talent Bank Engineering– is a shortlisting jobs and opportunities service. You have a dedicated member of staff who actively sources internships and other employment opportunities for UCL Engineering. Follow@UCLEngCareers for the latest opportunities!
View current opportunities & register at: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/talentbank.
UCL Talent Bank Top Tips:
UCL JobOnline contains a large number of vacancies from employers who are specifically looking for UCL students.
Further support for internships can be found on your Engineering Careers & events Moodle page.
Not sure when you need to apply?
Recruitment for 2016 large internship & graduate schemes usually opens from September 2015. The deadlines will vary between sector and organisation, with many closing between the end of October and January. Some may close earlier than stated if they have found suitable candidates so you should start to check deadlines and start thinking about preparing your applications early in the autumn term!
For information and tips on applying for opportunities that are not part of large schemes and making speculative application visit Engineering Careers & events Moodle.
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:
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.
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.
UCL Engineering Internship and Vacancies Officer
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 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 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.