Industrial engineers perform a broad role compared with other engineering positions as they are responsible for assessing staffing as well as mechanical issues. Obviously there are wide variations in job description dependant on the role in question but broadly speaking industrial engineers are responsible for the development and testing of in house production processes. This includes everything from staffing and resources to the smooth implementation of these processes.
Recruiters look for qualifications and experience that match the job role, including science and mathematics backgrounds. A lot of this role is based on logic, but there is also a human element so applicants should be comfortable with both sides. Wage in this sector is dependant on experience, though entry level positions are relatively well paid compared with other graduate roles.
Jobs in this sector tend to be permanent as the evaluation of processes is an ongoing business need. You'll find vacancies across the country as most large companies will require at least one industrial engineer.
When it comes to career progression you can further your prospects by either taking on more responsibility or by taking courses to broaden your knowledge base. Once you begin to climb the ranks these vacancies can be challenging, interesting and well paid so they are well worth a look.