Rise of the Engineer
From Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car to the QEC Aircraft Carrier and design of the London 2012 Olympic Park, the West of England is renowned for engineering. So why does the sector's success, economic impact and outstanding career potential still remain a mystery?
The Rise of the Engineer is a series of six factsheets that highlights our local successes, delves into the industry and explains the exciting opportunities of this fast-developing, fast-growing, fast-moving industry.
With engineering, you can follow your interests – If mobile phones are your thing, you can work as a programmer, improving the performance of apps and services. If you want to improve people’s lives, you can work developing artificial limbs. Or if air and space inspire your creativity, you can design the next generation of aircraft. Engineers are employed in many different settings – in offices, laboratories, recording studios, hospitals, underground and at sea. The sheer variety of an engineering career is the most exciting thing about it.
Return to these pages each month for the next installment
of the Rise of the Engineer