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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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Did You Know?
The advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in Norfolk & Suffolk has an economic value of £5.1 billion.

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