Home to 1.8 million people, the county of Hampshire is relatively affluent, with the greatest job density in the cities of Portsmouth and Winchester. Employment within high-tech industries is higher than the national average, meaning plenty of opportunities for those looking for their next engineering-based role.
Major employers include Bacardi-Martini Ltd, BAE Systems Ltd, Garmin (Europe) Ltd and QinetiQ. With a large number of employers with factories in the county, there is plenty of opportunity for engineers working within the manufacturing sector.
IT engineers are always in demand within such large organisations. Technical engineers can find employment in a range of companies, including such companies as Ageas, with hundreds of employees using computers every day for their roles.
Roles, however, are not constrained to full-time, permanent positions. Large employers may also require on-call engineers for certain occasions, while large construction and other projects call for contract staff - with such positions often paying well.
Recruitment agencies will help you to find the perfect role to suit your background, whatever your speciality. Often, vocational qualifications or academic degrees will be needed, but some entry level roles will provide on the job training to new employees.