Expert Manufacturing Advice tailored for step-by-step implementation in the workplace. Small Manufacturers, Machine Shops and CAD Engineers improve and thrive with our hands-on help. Successfully Managing Your Engineering Career Give your career a boost, and get on. Use a structured approach to professionally develop and grow. Plus, accelerate skills development for your team and your business

Successfully Managing Your
Engineering Career

Give your career a boost, and get on. Use a structured approach to professionally develop and grow. Plus, accelerate skills development for your team and your business


Welcome to Engineering Career Management - the section dedicated to accelerating your professional development, as well as maximizing your potential at work. The information here is designed to increase employee skill levels for the individual, the team and for the business. Specific advantages for you personally are covered in a moment. But for small manufacturers, the benefits include improved business performance, better productivity and enhanced profitability.  

Make a step-change in your career, rather than being content. Get organised and get the benefits and satisfaction you deserve.  

We’ve put together this powerful, targeted information pack to enable you to identify and genuinely improve skill levels for both yourself and your colleagues. This section is packed with practical ways of improving your employability and ultimately enabling you to be more successful in your career, as well as earn more. Everything you need to know about skills and professional development, all in one place.          

Key Engineering career management and professional development features covered in this section include….

Engineering Career Management: The Key Facts

Vocational Training and Apprenticeships

Qualifications Advice: Complete List and Clarity

Professional Engineering Institutions

Engineering Career - Publications and Media

Engineering Career Planner

Skills Identification System

Familiar Career Concerns

Have you ever thought that you should be getting paid more for what you know and do? Do you feel like you should be making more career progress than you have? Perhaps you feel your career has plateaued? Do you wonder how others seem to make greater and quicker progress? Have you wanted to get organised and get on for a while now, but just never seen to have enough time (or motivation, if you’re honest)?

Or maybe you’re looking for a change or for an opportunity to progress? Whatever your situation, you will want to give yourself the best chance to keep your job or get another one. Money isn’t the whole story, but it’s fairly important. Why not put yourself in a position to earn more, or at least give yourself options? 

Alternatively, are your concerns more about raising the skills of your staff on a tiny budget, whilst motivating them to raise their performance? Skills shortages across manufacturing have been reported as being near critical.

Well, in this section you’ll find all you need to actually do something about it and reap the benefits. On that note, click on the links above to discover how to make it happen...

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