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The Engineering industry can be very rewarding. You could become involved in projects that may be standing in history and society for many years to come.

There are many different types of engineer, so it’s almost guaranteed there will be something for you! Why not look and see what’s waiting for you?

Have a look at the different sectors below, watch the videos and follow the links to find out more!

  • 65 million engineering jobs are predicted to be available by 2024
  • In the UK, engineering companies expect to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year to 2022 across a range of roles
  • Engineering jobs make up 19% of the UK’s total employment

Useful subjects:

Maths • Physics • Chemistry • Design and technology • ICT • Business studies • English • Science • Languages

Job Ideas for this Industry

Nuclear Engineer • Electrical Engineer • CAD Technician • Motor Mechanic • Aerospace Engineer • Welder • Wind Turbine Technician • Architect • Marine Engineer • Chemical Engineer • Civil Engineer (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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4 Job Areas

Did You Know?
There are now over 50,000 women in engineering professional roles – almost double the number from 2009.

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Proeon Systems
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BT furtHER I Women in Coding
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98 Organisations in this industry

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An introduction to Apprenticeships Suffolk
We work with aspiring apprentices (anyone 16+) who are ready to take their next step and explore the apprenticeship route whist supporting both the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. We support employers in Suffolk who want to find out more and...
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Apprentice Pipe Fitter Engineer - Optimise Heat & Steam Ltd
Closing Date:
29th March 2024
Salary:
£ 15600 per year
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer Description Optimise is a medium sized business offering steam design, installation and maintenance on all steam systems. This incorporates pipefitting and welding. Our unit is based at the Risby Business Park, we also have a medium sized workshop for...
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Machining Technician Apprenticeship IVOR SEARLE LTD
Closing Date:
30th April 2024
Salary:
£13,520.00
Location:
Soham, Ely, Cambs
Employer description Ivor Searle is a long established company and the UK's leading provider of remanufactured engines, cylinder heads, turbochargers and gearboxes. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in engineering and join Ivor Searle Ltd....
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JLR Retail Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice - Marshall Jaguar Land Rover
Closing Date:
3rd March 2024
Salary:
From 10,972
Location:
Cambridge, Cambs
Employer description Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel- drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury spo...
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Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice - Bury St Edmunds SKILLNET LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th June 2024
Salary:
£11,012.60
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Whether you're a private motorist or a company car driver, you'll find new Kia offers and constantly changing stock of Kia Approved used cars. As a Kia approved retailer, we also offer a full aftersales service including servicing, repair,...
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Volvo Vehicle Service Technician Apprenticeship - Lookers Colchester LOOKERS PLC
Closing Date:
19th April 2024
Salary:
£10,982.40
Location:
Colchester, Essex
Employer description At Lookers you can get whatever you want, however you want it. Choose from 38 manufacturers and over 7,000 new and used vehicles. Buy online with Click and Drive or in person with our transparent pricing. Collect or have it delivered. In a...
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