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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 UKs 'Bloodhound' supersonic car project aims to beat the land speed record by exceeding 1,000 mph with temperatures in the rocket engine reaching 3000 degrees - twice as hot as the inside of a volcano!

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Roach Classics are offering a position for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, team player with good communication skills to join our busy workshop. We are a well respected business that is passionate about our clients and their cars.
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Workshop Apprentice. During this placement the successful candidate will gain a Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician – Level 2/3 qualification while gaining valuable experience in a busy workshop.
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