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Electrical, Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering: Insider Views

a guide to careers in electrical & electronic engineering and telecommunications

Electrical, Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector

Graduate destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

  • Graduate Engineer, hurleypalmerflatt (engineering consultancy) - MEng Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Production Systems Engineer, Gemini Data Loggers - BEng Electronic Engineering
  • Electronics, Drallim Industries - BEng Computer Systems Engineering
  • Research & Development Engineer - Electronic Systems, itmsoil - BEng Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware Design Engineer, Optisense - MEng Computer Systems Engineering
  • Defence Engineer, Chess Dynamics - MEng Electrical/Electronic Engineering 

Find out more about what our graduates do

Career Stories on Film

Inside Jobs

Inside info about what working for a particular employer is like. The JobCrowd also has an overview of electrical engineering, with employer reviews, salary details & key information:

Jessica Housden - Systems Engineer, EADS Astrium



  • The UK needs engineers, so your skills should be in demand
  • Growth areas include alternative energy and sustainabilty
  • Work as part of multidisciplinary teams
  • High salaries are possible for those with specialist expertise


  • Starting salary can be lower than other industries seeking numerate graduates
  • Technology changes constantly. You need to stay up-to-date with developments
  • It can involve long hours, particularly if a project is nearing its conclusion

Alumni Careers Network

Use our Alumni Careers Network to find Sussex graduates working in areas you are interested in. Find out more about what working in that sector is really like, get direct advice and find out if it's right for you!