Remember - don't limit your horizons

  • The UK is suffering a skills shortage and scientists and engineers are in great demand.
  • The more flexible you are about location, the broader your horizons will be.
  • Many Gradcracker advertisers operate globally and have overseas opportunities.
  • Some employers specify the salary but others state ‘competitive’ salary - generally, starting salaries within a particular sector will be on a similar level.
  • Starting salaries for STEM graduates can vary from just under £20,000 to over £30,000.
  • Salaries for work placements range from £14,000 to £20,000. (Gradcracker only allows employers to advertise paid placements/internships.)
  • Smaller employers (SMEs) may pay less than large multi-nationals but may also offer other benefits such as quicker progression to senior level.