Careers Week - Focus On: Robotics

College News and Communications
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 12:26

Robot buggys presented on a white table

From 1-6 March we're marking National Careers Week, a week-long celebration of careers guidance and free resources aimed at helping young people during an important stage of the academic year which will support those young people preparing to leave education.

For essential careers advice and other case studies, please head over to our National Careers Week hub.

Now, let's take a look at some of the top reasons to pursue a career in Robotics and explore some important facts about the industry.

Thought about a career in robotics?

The robotics field is currently among the fastest growing industries in the world. Over the next decade, robots are predicted to revolutionise many industries—from aerospace and logistics, to manufacturing, agriculture, self-driving cars, and security. This makes now a great time to pursue a career in robotics.

Robotics is an interdisciplinary career that combines several fields of engineering, including mechanical engineering, computer programming, and electrical/electronic engineering. If you like solving problems in an innovative environment, and you want to work on projects that could change the world, robotics may just be the career for you and our engineering courses can help you get there.

How much do robotics engineers earn?

According to the average starting salary for a qualified robotics engineer is £27,500 and more experienced engineers can earn £55,000.

Top reasons to choose robotics as a career

Growth industry

Fast growing industry and set to continue growing for at least another decade.

Job opportunities

Demand for those with the technical and creative ability to work in this area is set to increase.


The robotics industry covers a wide range of opportunities and a wide variety of innovations, technologies, and objectives.


If you’re looking for a career that will encourage you to innovate and look for new ways of applying solutions to novel problems, then robotics is a great field to work in.

Cutting edge

Robotics is at the cutting edge of technology and science. You could be involved in a project that changes the world for the better.

Inspired to study robotics? Our Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, awarded by Birmingham City University, could be for you.