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About Mechanical Engineering

Aeroplanes, racing cars, wind turbines, cars, buses, lorries, machinery and equipment, these are just some of the things that mechanical engineers are involved with from design to manufacturing and maintenance!

Mechanical Engineers will apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design new machines that help improve the lifestyles of all of us.

If you are technically minded, good at maths and science and like solving problems, mechanical engineering could be for you. Take a look at the information below to get a better idea of what is involved and what qualifications you will need.

More than 100 automotive engineering and related advanced manufacturing companies form growing clusters along the A11 between Thetford and Norwich. Cutting edge automotive engineering companies include Group Lotus, Zenos Cars, Multimatic and F1 Beru), while electronics giants include Technologies (leaders in advanced ceramic chips worldwide), API Technologies (who build electronics for NASA, the European Space Agency and Eurofighter), Cooper Roller Bearings, MSI Defence Systems and Ardagh.

As a maritime county, which is also home to Europe’s largest inland waterways, there is a very strong marine cluster, with companies such as Landamores (builders of Oyster yachts), Alicat Workboats, Seajacks, Jeckylls, Broom Boats, Haines Marine, Seaglaze and Trend marine. Many are leaders in their field, thriving in Norfolk, while competing in a global market.

Why not start your career pathway now by starting your research here?! Take a look at the videos and check out the local companies involved in Mechanical Engineering!

Did You Know?
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Brand new Offshore Wind Skills Centre based at -East Coast College, Great Yarmouth Campus
Offshore Wind Skills Centre launched in December 2018.
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UK’s leading centre for offshore wind is Norfolk and Suffolk
GBP 11 billion of development and capital expenditure invested in construction for regional offshore wind projects.
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Landbased Engineering Apprenticeship, Thursford
Closing Date:
29th March 2019
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Competitive Salary Offered
Location:
Thursford, Norfolk
For further information please contact Kerry Peck on 01284 763100 or email cukapprenticeships@claas.com
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Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship - Ipswich / Norwich
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£9,479 - £14,192 a year
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Ipswich, Norwich, Colchester (plus other depot locations), Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex
Network Rail - Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme. Join us for three fascinating, surprising and career-advancing years as an apprentice. Expert training, thousands of pounds in your pocket and a lifetime of engineering possibilities.
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Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician - Harwich
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Harwich, Essex
Our Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 Mechatronics Maintenance Technician qualification which we believe is best in class. Study time is between 36 and 48 months.
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