Areas of engineering and manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing is one of the UK's broadest sectors. Almost 5.7 million people work in engineering in the UK, accounting for just over 19% of all UK employment.

While some engineering-related industries, such as mining and quarrying, are in decline, others are actively seeking new recruits.

Branches of engineering include:

  • Aerospace
  • HS2
  • automotive
  • construction
  • electronics
  • infrastructure
  • rail