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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!

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

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JLR Retail Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice - Marshall Jaguar Land Rover
Closing Date:
3rd March 2024
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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
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£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
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£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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DAF Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship - Ely CHASSIS-CAB LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th June 2024
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£11,000.00
Location:
Ely, Cambs
Employer description From 7.5 to 44 tonnes, DAF is the market leader across all sectors in the UK - setting the industry standard for performance and productivity. DAF's commitment to operators is backed by our network - 139 dealers covering the country, provi...
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Scania Heavy Vehicle Technician Apprenticeship - TRUCKEAST LIMITED
Closing Date:
1st March 2024
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£15,600.00
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Employer description TruckEast is an established Scania dealer, and one of the UK’s largest independently owned commercial vehicle workshop operators. Representing the Scania brand enables them to provide premium quality new and used vehicles for customers acr...
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Apprentice Plant Maintenance Engineer - Nyobolt Ltd
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30th July 2024
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£ 17500 per year
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Cambridge,, Cambs
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