The Top Engineering Industries

Engineering is a huge career sector, which is why most engineers opt to specialise in a particular area or discipline.

Most degrees or apprenticeships in engineering will focus on one discipline and recruiters tend to specify which discipline qualifications they will accept. Some of the most common areas or disciplines include:

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers use their knowledge to understand how chemicals react to form new substances as well as how facilities work when performing these reactions on larger scales. These facilities are common in a range of everyday products including food, fertiliser, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics and petrol.

Civil Engineering

It is the job of a civil engineer to understand how to design, construct and maintain the man-made parts of our environment. This can include buildings, bridges, roads, railways, tunnels and airports. Civil engineers use their knowledge to understand how forces act on objects and how fluids behave, particularly how this related to geology.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers must understand how electricity works and how to generate and use it. Some electrical engineers may work to generate electricity from renewable resources, whereas others may work with electricity from traditional power stations. Electrical engineers help to electrify railway lines and provide buildings with power and heating for example.

Electronic Engineering

Not to be confused with electrical engineering, electronic engineers work to understand how electronic components are used in electrical circuits and how their behaviour is affected. Electronic engineers are particularly useful in communication, navigation, medical and manufacturing technology.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers work to understand how forces act on solid objects, how liquids and gases behave and how energy is converted. Engineers use this knowledge to design and create machines that can cope with the forces they are placed under, as well as to develop systems like pumps, fans, turbines and power plants.

At GET, we train apprentices in a range of different engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical, maintenance, welding and fabrication. For more information or to simply get in touch with a member of the team, you can get in touch by giving us a call on 01452 423461 or via our contact page.