5 reasons you should consider a career in electronic engineering
Now more than ever, there is a demand for electronic engineers. It is not surprising that there is a continual need for skilled engineers with advanced technological knowledge given how rapidly the digital transformation is progressing each year. Multi-disciplined, electronic and electrical engineers can work in a variety of industries, such as automotive, internet of things (IoT), gaming, manufacturing, smart devices, and more, providing them flexibility in where they work and the variety of projects they work on.
As technology advances, electronic engineers become more valuable. An electronics engineer might create a new phone, computer, telecommunications system, or a sensor for automotive vehicle. If you want to work as an electronics engineer, learning more about the industry and how to get started is beneficial. In this blog, we'll provide 5 reasons why you should consider a career in electronic engineering.
A rewarding career path with job satisfaction
The major technology products that consumers and industries utilise every day are made by engineers. As a result, you will have the chance to work on challenging projects that require critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities, which may involve solving some of the worlds most pressing global problems! You can have a significant impact on society through being at the forefront of innovation, developing new technologies and systems such as autonomous vehicles, security in IoT and life changing medical equipment. If you like seeing your work come to life then you would be rewarded within this career through seeing tangible results of your work in the products you help design and develop. It is a career that involves continuous learning and development opportunities, variety, meaningful work and professional growth.
As previously mentioned, electronic engineering roles are increasingly in demand due to the ever-advancing technologies and products coming into the world. Therefore, in the current climate, there is a talent gap of engineers with deep technical knowledge. Engineers of all levels, from apprentices to graduates, are required to close this critical skills gap. As a result, there will be many positions waiting to be filled after undergraduate engineering degrees, apprenticeships that combine learning and employment, and postgraduate engineering conversion programmes.
A high demand role should be preferred especially when finishing a university degree as it means you’ll have less competition in the market. You can then be selective in the type of company you work for, looking at the benefits and perks that suit you most which brings me into my next point.
Flexible working conditions & competitive salary
Engineering typically pays well across the globe and, if you are in a niche area of expertise, you could really be earning a lot of money. Although salary isn’t the be all and end all, usually a career that pays well also comes with some good benefits and working conditions.
A common working condition that electronic engineers can benefit from is a flexible working environment and hours, such as at Sondrel. According to a study by Aspencore, Mind of the Engineer, 79% of companies offer a working from home scheme for engineers which subsequently pushes a culture of productive work over number of hours, increasing an employee’s work-life balance. And no time wasted commuting back and forth to the office.
Opportunities to travel
This one may not be so common but something we do here at Sondrel is offer the opportunity to travel to our multiple international sites (India, Morocco, China & the UK). It is something that develops an engineer’s capabilities as well as soft skills which is why we run a yearly programme called Sondrel Plus to determine who will be offered the chance to work in other locations for a period of time.
If you are part of a global team and collaborate on projects remotely, you might not get the chance to meet your colleagues in person unless your company offers this. It can be a great way of exploring new parts of the world whilst developing professionally and being exposed to different talents in the business.
Diverse work and continuous learning
There is a huge amount of variety in engineering jobs and what you can do with a career. When you do specialise in something, the variety doesn’t stop there, you will have the chance to work on multiple projects and be a part of different teams always expanding your knowledge and skill set. Electronic engineering gives you the opportunity to be at the leading edge of innovation as you are quite literally creating the newest technologies in the market. These projects are extremely exciting for engineers as they involve problem-solving, challenging their capabilities and being a part of something much bigger than their day-to-day role.
Working at Sondrel
Whether you have already taken the steps towards an engineering career or you are still weighing up your options, the world needs engineers and the demand is not going away any time soon. Finding a job that gives you flexibility, autonomy, job satisfaction and travel opportunities in most careers can be tough. However, if you find the right company, you can really have a rewarding career in engineering.
If you already have an engineering degree or experience, we are always looking for new talent. In addition, we have a wide range of jobs so if you have a STEM degree, we provide training in the format of internships, graduate programmes and mentoring, you can read more on our early careers pages. Please check out our current vacancies along with our employee stories to give you a feel for working at Sondrel and what we could offer you.