Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Civil Engineering and Construction

Gradcracker Toolkit

Comprehensive guide to STEM careers. Explore over 60 different industries and meet some great employers.


Gradcracker - is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on than on any other careers website in the UK.

Prospects job profiles: Civil Engineering and Construction

The link below will take you to a list of detailed job profiles from The profiles contain detailed information about what specific roles involve, entry requirements, work experience and career prospects.

TARGETjobs Construction and Property

Information on career options in this sector with employer profiles, work experience and graduate job adverts and articles offering advice on a range of topics.

TARGETjobs Civil and Structural Engineering

An overview of career options in this sector with job descriptions, case studies and details of the latest work experience and graduate opportunities. There are also useful Employer Insights (also available as a free app).

Prospects - Engineering and Manufacturing

Careers information, including options with your subject, occupational profiles, graduate employers and further study form Graduate Prospects.


IStructE is the world's leading professional body for structural engineering. Their website explains what Structural Engineering, what careers in this area involve and the entry requirements.

E&TJ - Engineering and Technology Jobs

Search for current opportunities in Engineering and Technology (site maintained by IET).

Engineering Magazine

Online magazine reporting on progress in manufacturing techniques, information technology, product development, finance and distribution.

Engineering Council (ECUK)

Regulates the engineering profession in the UK. Includes a listing of 36 engineering professional bodies in the UK.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Professional body for the Construction industry.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is the professional body for those specialising in the technology of building.

ICE - Institution of Civil Engineers

Professional body for Civil Engineering. Their website has advice on qualifications, training and work experience, as well as information on current industry news.

ICE Recruit

Official jobsite of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)

LABSS is a not-for-profit membership organisation which represent Scotland's 32 local authority building standards services. The Careers section of their website explains what a job in building standards involves. There are also case studies of people working in this area.

STEM Women

This website allows female students and graduates to search for jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine, advertised by organisations who are committed to receiving an equal number of male and female applications.

Go Construct

Information on careers in the Construction sector with advice on qualifications required, work experience opportunities and job prospects. There are also case studies of people working in the sector and a quiz to help you identify which roles would suit your skills and personality. You can also search for current work experience opportunities.

Construction Job Board

Search for the latest opportunities in the construction industry in the UK.

Search for the latest opportunities in the construction industry in Ireland.

Building - trade publication for the construction industry

Building is one of the oldest surviving trade publications. Their website has articles about the construction industry and details of events and jobs.

How to become a Construction Manager (

This guide outlines the responsibilities of a construction manager, required qualifications and skills, average salary and career progression opportunities.

How to become an Engineering Contractor (Contractor Umbrella)

Advice on the benefits of being a Contractor and how to find work.

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