Engineering is all around you. Everything has been designed and built by engineers from mobile phones to make-up, fighter planes to flip-flops. Engineers have had to work out the best materials to use and the best way to assemble them.
Engineers influence every aspect of modern life and work in all kinds of environments. Yes, some jobs do involve getting covered in oil, and wearing protective clothing, but engineering roles can take place in an office, in laboratories, or outdoors, in the air and underground.
The diversity of engineering means that whether your interests lie in film, music, gadgets, travel, health, sport, design or the environment, there is probably an engineering role to match. These jobs frequently provide the opportunity to work at the very cutting-edge of thought and innovation, and not only here in the UK. An engineering career may provide a real opportunity to either travel with your job or to permanently relocate abroad.
Studying engineering is a great general education and many engineers get snapped up by other professions. Engineering is the third highest earning career (behind lawyers and doctors). Unemployment among engineers is among the lowest of any sector in the country.