of our graduate engineers
The 2021 employment survey was conducted in February 2021 with 500 engineers who graduated from ENSICAEN in November 2020, 2019 and 2018. With a response rate of 83% for the 2020 year, this survey is representative of ENSICAEN science engineer employment prospects.
Despite the pandemic, ENSICAEN engineers who graduated in September 2020 were largely able to find employment. With an average gross salary of €38,000, our young engineers very quickly found a job, with over 85% in employment within 3 months of graduating. Permanent contracts were the most common option, at 77%.
of graduates found a job within 3 months of graduating
of graduates continued their studies (9% PhD/9% non-thesis)
of graduates signed their contract before graduating
Access to employment
The end-of-studies placement and apprenticeships help young graduates to find a job. 48% of graduates were recruited by their host company !
Corporate social media and personal relationships account for 25% of the methods for finding a job.
Average job search time
The roles held by our engineers change throughout their career.
40% of young graduates are project managers
83% are satisfied with their job
For 89%, the alignment between duties and career plan was the main criterion for choosing the job
ENSICAEN graduate engineers work in varied sectors depending on their studies.
25% information technology companies
19% research & development
Business sectors for our graduate engineers
Cybersecurity, Defense, Video games, Medical imaging, Video and special effects, E-commerce, Banking, Payment industry, Digital services, Automotive, Robotics…
Physical engineering and embedded systems
Automotive, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Nuclear, Energy, Security, Defense, Automation, Robotics, Healthcare, Medical Imaging, Transport, Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies…
Materials science & chemistry
Agrochemistry, Aeronautics, Automotive, Construction, Energy, Cosmetology, Green chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Mechanical industry, Metallurgy, Petrochemistry, Refining and catalysis…
Materials science and mechanics
Automotive, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Metallurgy, Energy, Shipbuilding, Defense, Materials expertise…
Changes to gross annual salary
Average gross salary on hiring*
Average gross salary after 3 years of work*