Infographics. Engineer in transport, in chemistry or even in agronomy, the professional integration sectors vary greatly according to the school and the specialties chosen by the students. To help you choose your training according to the sectors of opportunity, l’Etudiant details the engineering schools which place the most graduates in ten major professional sectors.
On leaving one of the engineering schools recognized by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (CTI), graduates obtain a diploma and an engineering title. However, they will not all work in the same professional sector. Consulting, transport, finance, IT or even agriculture: so many paths open to young engineers.
To choose your engineering school, it is important to have an idea of the professional sector or profession that interests you. To identify yourself according to this criterion, l’Etudiant details the engineering schools that integrate the most students in about ten major professional sectors.
The 13 sectors that recruit the most engineers
For this, we used the data relating to 2021 graduates, collected by the Cdefi. These percentages depend on the number of graduates who responded to the integration survey of their engineering school. We decided to look only at establishments with a response rate above 30%.
We thus observed 144 engineering schools and the integration rates of their graduates in 13 major sectors. In other words, those where the graduates are the most numerous to integrate:
- Construction and public works
- Pharmaceutical industry
- The automotive, aeronautical, naval and railway industries
- IT activities and information services
- Food industry
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Consulting companies and design offices
- Scientific research and development
- ICT industry
- Financial and insurance activities
- The chemical industry
Attention, here we mention quantitative information: which school places the most graduates in which sector? However, this does not judge the quality of the jobs (permanent, fixed-term, executive status or not, etc.).
Engineering schools for working in construction and public works
Three engineering schools place 100% of their graduates in the construction and public works sector. These are the ESITC Caen, the Center for Advanced Studies in Construction (CHEC) and the ISA BTP. This is not surprising since these three establishments specialize in construction.
With nearly 7 out of 10 students entering this sector, the Ecole Supérieure du Bois (ESB) completes the list, ahead of ENSI Poitiers (one student out of two).
Engineering schools for professional integration in energy
On the energy side, one school places all of its students in this sector: the National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Techniques (INSTN). There too, nothing surprising since the school focuses on nuclear power.
The establishments which then place their students in energy are ENSEM (National School of Electricity and Mechanics), with 35% of 2021 graduates. ECAM-EPMI, a school that is nevertheless generalist, places almost 30 % of its graduates in this sector. Then comes Ense3, the Grenoble INP school specializing in hydraulic energy in particular.
Engineering schools geared towards the pharmaceutical industry
To work in the pharmaceutical industry, head to Besançon, and more particularly the ISIFC, of which 86% of 2021 graduates have entered this sector. ESITech also seems to be a good option, since 60% of 2021 graduates now work in this field.
Car, plane, train or boat: engineering schools for beginners in transport
Unsurprisingly here too, aeronautical schools are the ones that place the most students in the transport sector. Far ahead, Elisa Aerospace is in the lead (80% of its 2021 graduates work in transport).
It is followed by ISAT Nevers, which places a little more than one out of two students there. This is followed by ISAE (53%), ESTACA (37%) and IPSA (36%).
Which engineering schools to work in IT and information services?
If you already know that IT and information services are of particular interest to you, then why not take a look at ISIS Castres, which places 76% of its graduates there.
The Galilée Institute, attached to the University of Paris 13, has enabled 61% of 2021 graduates to find a job in this sector. ESIR, EPITA and ESEO also seem to be good options if you are interested in the collection, processing and distribution of data.
Engineering schools to target for work in agriculture or agribusiness
If your goal is to working in a food industry, then ESIAB (Brittany Atlantic School of Food Engineering) is a good choice.
On the other hand, if you are aiming more for the agricultural sector, it is better to turn to establishments such as Bordeaux Sciences Agro (62%), ESA (43%) or Montpellier SupAgro (30%).
Which engineering schools if I don’t know (yet) what to do?
If you still have no idea which sector would motivate you the most, don’t panic! Apart from the very specialized schools like some mentioned in this article, theounts from an engineering school are numerous and varied.
Generalist schools will allow you to work on different themes, and to make your choice a little later in your course.
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