Is Engineering a Good Career Choice?

Becoming an engineer can be a long and strenuous journey for young students. Whether you’re focusing on grades, the engineering industry or your social life, it can be tough to juggle your priorities as an engineering student. However, it’s worth it, opting for engineering is a great career choice.

With some of the highest entry level salaries around, as well as having the option to work anywhere in the world, there are certainly a lot of perks to becoming an engineer. There are also a range of different sectors within the engineering industry including mechanical, electrical and maintenance. With such a range of choices available, it’s easy for students to find a sector that works for them.

Opportunities to Grow

Engineers go through an intense training program and are often mentored to ensure they are on the right path. Due to this, recently employed engineers are likely to already have the skills and resources needed to grow within their company of employment. Engineering companies invest a lot of money and effort into hiring graduates as it gives them the chance to be successful within the company and industry.


A career in engineering comes with a great salary, even at entry point. Being an engineer takes a huge amount of skill, determination and dedication, which hugely reflects on the salary itself. Graduates within the engineering industry are some of the highest paid, and the salary only increases from there.

Professional Environment

Those in the engineering industry tend to be surrounded by an extremely professional environment. Engineers are expected to keep up to date with all types of training, regulations, education and industry knowledge to ensure they are working to the highest of standards and the best of their abilities within the ever-changing industry. It is a crucial part of being an engineer to ensure everyone is kept safe.

There are a number of other advantages to obtaining a career in the engineering industry, such as being highly in demand, experiencing something different every day and having the option to work just about anywhere.

Here at GET, we provide engineering apprenticeships to young students looking to get into the industry. If you’d like more information, get in touch with the team by giving us a call on 01452 423461 or by visiting our contact page. If you’d like to see our current apprenticeship vacancies, click here.