There are 6,500 employed in this sector inthe Humber.

Engineering is about applying scientific knowledge to practical problems. It is an important process in the chemical, food, manufacturing, motor vehicle and aerospace industries. You are likely to be working with equipment and technology.

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More information on the Engineering sector can also be found on the National Guidance for Research Forum at Warwick University.

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Did You Know?

  • Engineering is not just about getting dirty – it is very creative work and involves problem solving.
  • Engineers can work in many different industries including chemicals, food, manufacturing, the motor and aerospace industries.
  • Engineers use computers and new technologies to design and develop new products.
  • The UK engineering industry needs more skilled and qualified people.
  • Yorkshire & the Humber accounts for 9% of all Engineering employment


Level Pathways Job Examples Salary Guide
Level 6
Involves the achievement of high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions
National Diploma in Professional Production Skills Honours Degrees Graduate Certificates Design EngineerMechanical EngineerBuilding Services EngineerComputer Hardware Engineer

Broadcasting Engineer

 £25,000 + p/a
Level 5
Appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers
NVQ level 5
Foundation Degree
BTEC Higher Nationals
Design EngineerMechanical EngineerBuilding Services EngineerComputer Hardware Engineer

Broadcasting Engineer

Project Engineer

Civil Project Engineer

 £25,000 + p/a
Level 4
Appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others
Certificate of Higher Education
NVQ Level 4
BTEC Higher Nationals
ElectricianEngineering OperativeAuto ElectricianChemical Engineering Technician

CAD/Draughts person

Quality Control Inspector

 £18,000 + p/a
Level 3
Involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, working on their own or in some areas, supervising and training others in their field of work
AS/A Level GCE
Applied AS/A Level GCE
NVQ Level 3
Advanced Apprenticeships
Advanced Certificate
International Baccalaureate
BTEC Nationals
Cambridge Technical’s (16yrs +)
Chemical Engineering TechnicianEngineering Maintenace TechnicianWelderCAD/Draughtsperson  £16,000 + p/a
Level 2
Involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or subject area appropriate for many jobs roles
GCSE Grades A* – C
NVQ level 2
Level 2 Certificates
Skills for Life at level 2
Functional Skills at level 2
BTEC Firsts
Cambridge Nationals
Auto ElectricianElectricianEngineering OperativeGas Technician

Trainee Engineer

Vehicle Breakdown Engineer

Motor Vehicle Technician


 £14,000 + p/a
Level 1
Involves activities which mostly relate to everyday situations and may be linked to job competence
GCSE Grades D-G
NVQ level 1
Cambridge Nationals
Skills for Life
Functional Skills at level 1
Foundation Learning pathways at level 1
Trainee EngineerTrainee Motor Vehicle Technician  £12,000 + p/a
Entry Level
Involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not geared towards specific occupations
Entry level certificates
Skills for working life
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Skills for Life
Functional Skills at entry level (English, maths and ICT)
Foundation Learning at entry level
 £12,000 + p/a