Employability is about more than just getting a job – we believe in helping our students gain the necessary experience for a future career, along with the skills to identify opportunities and make the most of them.
At Southampton you will have the opportunity to broaden your options by meeting employers, getting involved in volunteering activities, work placements and much more.
The University’s Career Destinations service offers a wide range of services and support to students at all stages of their university life, and for up to three years after graduation, including:
For more information visit the Career Destinations website.
Highly skilled technology graduates are in huge demand by the world’s leading companies, and ECS graduates have an excellent reputation for the breadth and depth of their technical knowledge, as well as for the strong mix of practical and theoretical understanding gained in their degree programmes.
We have one of the best records for graduate employability among UK universities. We run our own Careers and Employability initiative in ECS, working closely with a wide range of partner companies and supported in our activities by ECS graduates who provide support for mentoring programmes, as well as valuable careers advice. Our aim is to ensure that not only are our students fully aware of the choices and opportunities open to them in their graduate careers, but also that they are also fully prepared for the application and interview process, and that they have every opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Graduate jobs are advertised on our Careers Hub. We run our own annual Careers Fair in February each year, and we support a full programme of employer visits to ECS, including recruitment presentations and workshops.
The majority of our graduates will enter business or industry as engineers, consultants, analysts, or developers across the communications and media industry, transport, energy, security, online retailing, gaming, banking and finance, and in future technology development and global manufacturing.
Our courses, our project work, and the vitality of our ECS community are instrumental to our students’ success in gaining excellent graduate positions.
“The ECS careers fairs offer many opportunities for employment and placements. Being in ECS really does open doors for you.”
MEng Electronic Engineering, 2012; UK Electronics Skills Foundation Scholar of the Year, 2011
“In ECS you get a good mix of the theoretical and the practical, preparing you for your career. Your skills are almost instantly transferable because you have used the theory and the tools. It seems that on most days my inbox receives and email about an internship or a graduate offer with a company.”
MEng Computer Science, third year
“Current students of electrical engineering have really timed it right – the job opportunities are amazing. We’ve got to invest in the UK power industry for the next 40 years, and there are challenging and financially very rewarding careers out there.”
Professor Alun Vaughan
Electrical Power Engineering