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Careers & Placements

Choosing Warwick will give you the opportunity to maximise your career prospects.

Our degrees are attractive to employers both in the UK and internationally. We have a strong University Student Careers and Skills ServiceLink opens in a new window, who offer valuable graduate careers support.

  • Warwick is 1st in the Russell Group for Work-Based Learning1
  • In the Complete University Guide 2024, our “Graduate Prospects – Outcomes” score for General Engineering* is 100% 2

  • Warwick is in the top 50 in the world for our reputation with employers3
  • Warwick is the 5th most targeted university by the UK's top 100 graduate employers4
  • Warwick is the 12th best University for work experience in the UK5

*N.B: The “Graduate Prospects – Outcomes” score is a measure of the success in employability or further study of graduates completing their first degree. As the School of Engineering is a unified engineering department, we are only listed under 'General Engineering' in this league table ranking. This ranking includes data from all of our degree streams.

Placements & Internships

The School of Engineering has a dedicated Student Engagement Officer who actively encourages students to gain relevant work experience through a summer internship or year-long placement as part of our optional intercalated suite of programmes.

They also provide guidance to help prepare you for the rigorous recruitment and selection procedures used by employers in the UK and overseas. Students with relevant work experience tend to fare much better in the graduate recruitment process as they can demonstrate greater skills, competencies, strengths and experiences.

Students can also opt to study abroad for a year, either by taking an intercalated year or via an exchange programme. Studying abroad provides an opportunity to live and study in a different cultural setting and can enhance the learning experience.

Alternatively, a Year in Research is an option for those who may want to develop a career in academia or a particular field of research.

Engineer Your Career

Recent placement and graduate destinations have included:

Current Students

Already enrolled with us? Click here to access our Careers and Employability intranet and benefit from:

  • Our exclusive Engineering placement, internship and graduate role vacancy database
  • Booking 1-1 appointments with our Senior Careers Consultant link and Placement and Internship Officer through myAdvantage
  • Alumni networking events and bespoke industry guest speaker sessions
  • A wealth of resources and guidance to assist with every stage of your careers journey, from applications and psychometric testing through to interview tips and preparing for your first day

1 Forage 2023 (

2 The Complete University Guide 2024

3 QS University World Rankings 2022

4 The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research Ltd

5 RateMyPlacement 'Best University for Work Experience' table 2023

Engineer Your Future in the School of Engineering

My placement year gave me an incredible experience that I’ll never be able to recreate after this year. Working as an engineer and having real responsibilities opens your eyes to what you will use your degree for, and gives you the drive and motivation to come back and finish it so you can get back to the world of work!”

Roxy, placement student at Tetra Engineering, Nice, France

My placement has given me invaluable industry experience, and allows me to put an industry perspective on things learned in 4th year.”

Daniel, placement student at BMW Mini Plant, Oxford

After graduating, I started a graduate scheme with Ricardo as I had done my placement year with them, however I moved to a graduate scheme with Mercedes High Performance Powertrains to become a mechanical engineer. This involves working with the F1 team, Formula E team and on their Project ONE hypercar.”

Ben, BEng Mechanical Engineering graduate

What have other students done?

Discover more current student and alumni profiles in our Undergraduate Brochure.

Alumni Networking

Are you an Engineering graduate? Join our Warwick School of Engineering Alumni network on LinkedIn and connect with peers and staff, as well as gaining exclusive access to graduate opportunities.

Employer Engagement

Interested in working with our students? Click here to find out how we can collaborate to meet your business needs.

Key Contact

Luke Hall
Student Engagement Officer

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