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Get into engineering jobs, with CONEL

The engineering sector plays a vital role in the UK’s economy. According to Engineering UK, the sector generated 25% of the UK’s total GDP in 2015, and it is forecast to contribute £241 billion to UK GDP by 2020 and to create 157,000 new jobs.

There are a wide range of jobs in the engineering industry and a recognised qualification will help you forge a career in some of today’s most exciting and dynamic industries. Whether your chosen field is mechanical, chemical, civil or electrical – or even rail engineering – on your course at CONEL, you’ll gain the skills and work experience you need for a career in the field of your choice. As well as learning the important theory in the classroom, you’ll plan, design and build machines, systems and processes to solve technical problems.

As rail engineering student Akilesh told us: “It’s really good, it opens doors for the future. We learn a lot about metals, health and safety, electrical engineering, using saws and cutting metals themselves.  I worked on the track when I was doing a practical lesson, learning how to dig and take out the tracks. You still have to learn maths and science as it’s part of the engineering course, but it’s not those subjects on their own that you’re learning about, it’s how the maths and science connect with engineering and how relevant they are to it.”

Our engineering courses are among the best in the country. 92.4% of our engineering students passed their exams and many excelled on work placements in industry, progressing to university and realising their career aspirations. Our courses enable you to progress from Level 1 to Levels 2 and 3.


If you’d like to pursue a career in engineering, you’re probably wondering how much you can expect to earn. If you successfully complete an engineering course or apprenticeship at CONEL, you could land roles such as (annual pay):

  • Mechanical Engineer: £39,000
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineers: £32,240
  • Engineering Technician: £39,900
  • Civil Engineer: £45,760
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineer: £112,840

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