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Top 5 UK Employers for Starting Salary and Benefits
Undertaking electrical and electronic engineering courses at the University of Bolton is just the first step in your career. The next is deciding what you are going to do with your well-earned Electrical Engineering degree. Studying your degree at a Top 50 UK University sets you apart from other potential employees and gives you the pick of some of the best companies in Manchester, the North West, and the UK as a whole. Here are five that you might want to consider based on starting salaries and benefits.
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover are one of the largest investors in automotive research and development in the UK. The company runs an undergraduate program and offers undergraduate placements. An electrical engineer can expect to make around £36,000 a year, while an electronics engineer can expect closer to £46,000.
British Airways is an ever-evolving business that deals with over 37 million customers every year. An aeronautical engineer can expect to make at least £41,000. However, it is far from a 9-5 job, and there are increasing concerns over long-term job security with increased competition and the current financial climate.
With a workforce of over 83,000 people spread across 40 different countries, you will not lack for opportunities with BAE Systems. Starting salaries might not be as high as other employers, but you are at the cutting edge of defence technology. Electronics engineers can begin with around £22,000 a year, and electrical engineers' salaries are in the region of £28,000.
When it comes to electrical engineering technology, Rolls-Royce plc are hard to beat. The company is at the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy and invests heavily in its staff at every level. An electrical engineer can expect to earn over £25,000 per annum with opportunities to work at plants across the country.
Mercedes AMG is the power behind the F1 team. They provide the engines that keep the team winning. Salaries are closely guarded with few reported on websites and job sites. One estimate is in the region of £50,000. However, employee reviews of the company rave about the many benefits including travel, meeting F1 stars, and family-orientated activities.
Of course, choosing a future employer is about more than just starting salary and potential benefits. It's also essential to select an employer who will offer you challenging and rewarding work, a chance for advancement and who values your input as an electrical engineer. Companies that look to the future and invest in the latest electrical engineering technology should also be considered. Your first step, however, is choosing the right electrical engineering degree course at the best university.
Why Study at the University of Bolton?
The University of Bolton has been ranked No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years.* We put our students' needs first and create supportive and nurturing learning environments to help everyone achieve their goals. If you want to experience #UniAsItShouldBe, try Bolton University for your electrical and electronic engineering courses.
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