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Could you graduate into a £25,000 job?

A study by TARGETJobs has discovered that a typical engineering graduate working with a high profile graduate employer is £25,000!

The job searching giant suggests that salaries for such roles advertised with TARGETjobs Engineering tend to range between around £21,000 to £30,000. With oil and gas giants such as BP, Shell and ExxonMobil offering up to £32,000 for a graduate engineer.
  • Mechanical engineering graduates’ salaries averaged £23,993
  • Civil engineering graduates’ salaries averaged £22,891
  • Electrical and electronic engineering graduates’ salaries averaged £21,852.

In the United States, similar graduate schemes were also offering high starting pay, particularly in oil, chemical and electrical engineering.

Starting salaries for leading engineering graduate schemes

The following figures relate to starting salaries for 2011 or 2012.

Source: TARGETJobs, payscale.com

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