The East Anglian county of Cambridgeshire has experienced growth within Advanced Engineering and this has helped the local economy outperform many other areas of the UK. The settlements of Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough dominate Engineering recruitment in Cambridgeshire and permanent, temporary and contract hiring opportunities are common.
Recruitment for Engineering jobs in the Cambridgeshire area is conducted by a number of specialist and multi-sector employment agencies. The county town of Cambridge has the highest proportion of Engineer staffing services, predominantly based in the city centre and close to the River Cam. Wisbech, Ely and Newmarket are also popular locations for recruitment agencies, as is St Neots.
Advertised salaries for local Engineering vacancies will vary depending on the specific role. A Senior Mechanical Engineer for instance, can earn £40K-£50K per annum, while a Maintenance Engineer will usually earn £25K-£35K. Graduates from Cambridge University will typically earn the highest Engineering graduate salaries in the country, with average earnings starting at £27,570.
The county is home to a number of Engineering employers that have an international reputation. Perkins Engines, a manufacturer of diesel and gas engines, is based in Peterborough and offers careers and technical apprenticeships. Engineering careers are also available with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, who are situated by Cambridge Airport. Vacancies within the firm typically include Technical Support Engineers, Quality Engineers and Systems Engineers. Other local firms that recruit Engineering staff include BAE Systems and MLM.