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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?
The Suffolk Engineering sector employs approximately 11,000 people.

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Aston Martin apprenticeships
Fancy a career at Aston Martin? The luxury car brand is offering the chance to work and train with their expert staff, gain useful skills and start an exciting career journey!
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DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
30th May 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk
Working alongside qualified technicians who will be dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. DAF are the current market leader and offer an award winning apprenticeship programme.
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Business Assistant
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Closing Date:
29th May 2020
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Saxham, nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer: CLAAS MANNS CLAAS is a family business founded in 1913 and is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. Each year they offer an individual the opportunity to work as an intern for a period of 12-15 months to enab...
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Service Apprentice
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Closing Date:
29th May 2020
Location:
Saxham, nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer: CLAAS Manns CLAAS MANNS are a well renowned Agriculture Machine Specialist located in Saxham a short distance from Bury St Edmunds. They are offering an exciting opportunity to join them as an Agricultural Service Engineer. This involves a 4 year a...
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Vehicle Body Repair Technician Apprenticeship
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Closing Date:
29th May 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Remit are recruiting on behalf of Chassis Cab Ltd to recruit an enthusiastic individual to join their skilled team as a Body Repair Technician. If you are interested, apply now!
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Engineering Apprentice - Seajacks
Closing Date:
31st May 2020
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Working within our engineering team you will enroll on our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme allowing you to gain invaluable experience whilst working towards a bachelor’s degree-level education.
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