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Careers and Employability ServiceStudents

Civil Engineering (inc. Transportation Planning & Engineering and Energy)

Andy Gardner - Career Practitioner for Civil Engineering
Andy Gardner - Career Practitioner for Civil Engineering

Deciding what you would like to do after you graduate can sometimes seem like a daunting prospect. We work with academic staff and employers to provide a tailored service to help you explore your options and find out more about the various career paths you could take.

Each faculty has a linked Career Practitioner who works closely with staff and students to provide tailored events and information.

All of our practitioners and advisers are able to offer you careers information and advice through our Drop-in Service and workshops. During Drop-in you will speak to the duty adviser. If you are then referred to a longer 45 minute guidance appointment, you can request to see your subject's Career Practitioner.

Take a look below at some resources we have put together to get you started.


What could you do with your degree?

• Use the Civil Engineering - What can I do with my degree? download to help you source work experience or graduate jobs. Civil and Environmental Engineering students can also apply for the SUCCESS Scholarship Scheme. Many students studying Transport Planning also receive employer sponsorship.

Options with Civil Engineering

• Employability talks and events are organised by the Faculty and the careers service to give students insights into the many opportunities open to them and provide support in the application process.

• Use the FEE Student Employability Blackboard to access careers presentations, job alerts from employers targeting the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, information on competitions, bursaries and further study. The Job Search Resources folder includes a database of recent employers. Current students will receive regular update emails from Blackboard and tutors.

• Check out the Faculty Engineering and the Environment Careers & Employability pages.

Students could consider joining the professional accreditation bodies of their degree programme to take full advantage of the benefits (found in 'Resources' handouts in 'Useful Downloads' below).


What do our Civil Engineering Graduates do?

Graduate Outcomes Survey

If you are trying to decide what to do after University, you might find it helpful to look at what our graduates have done with their degree.

Fifteen months after completing a course of study at the University of Southampton, our graduates are contacted to find out where their journeys have taken them. This information is gathered through the Graduate Outcomes survey (previously the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey) which applies to all leavers from August 2017 onwards.

See the data sheet below for an insight into what other Civil Engineering graduates have done.


Our graduates go on to a host of diverse careers and pathways. Check out the Civil Engineering Alumni pages for an in-depth picture of some of our recent graduates.

Civil Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Civil Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Civil Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17
Civil Engineering DLHE Survey 2016-17

Careers Support

Our services are open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as alumni, to ensure a successful transition into employment or further study.

Our online careers site MyCareer enables you to manage job alerts, sign-up for events and look for volunteering and work experience opportunities on and off campus.

Check out some additional support and resources we offer below.


A member of staff talking to a student at a careers event

Careers Events

Check out our events & fairs pages to find out about upcoming events.

A member of staff discussing potential careers with students

Career Planning

Learn how to successfully research career opportunities and how to gain relevant experience.

Useful Downloads

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