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Design Engineer

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Design engineers research and develop new products, equipment and systems or make improvements to existing products. They would usually follow guidelines specified by the client including quality, cost and timescales. You could be working in any of the engineering disciplines including civil, chemical, electrical or mechanical.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for newly qualified design engineers in the UK tend to be in the range of £20,000 to £25,000 a year. Experienced engineers can earn up to £30,000 a year. Senior engineers can earn £45,000 a year or more.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
5779
1.5 %
RISE
2024
5864
  United Kingdom
2019
66481
1.6 %
RISE
2024
67526

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Tel: 01438 313311
E-mail: postmaster@theiet.org
Website: http://www.theiet.org/
Twitter: @TheIET
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInstitutionofEngineeringandTechnology

Institution of Engineering Designers
Tel: 01373 822801
Website: http://www.ied.org.uk/
Twitter: @InstEngDes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Institution-of-Engineering-Designers/265496344144

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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