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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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Transport Apprentice
Closing Date:
13th August 2018
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Location:
Wymondham, Norfolk
Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and yo...
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Suzuki Service Technician Apprentice
Closing Date:
30th August 2018
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£138.75 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
An opportunity to join the Suzuki Apprentice programme as a Service Technician. You will work with a dedicated Suzuki dealer and attend training at our state of the art centre in Doncaster.
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Volkswagen Apprentice Parts Advisor
Closing Date:
30th July 2018
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£148 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Volkswagen Group parts personnel are essential team members within the retailer. The parts department plays a vital role in selling parts and accessories, as well as providing assistance to both the service and vehicle sales departments in helping them to work...
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Warren Services founder awarded OBE
Apprenticeships are providing Warren Services with the skills the business needs for the future.
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Specflue Training
All of our courses offer a combination of both theory and practical training. Specflue have invested heavily into this purpose built facility, with a passion to ensure installers receive the highest standard of training, facilities and delivery. We also contin...
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JOB VACANCY - Shelbourne Reynolds Ltd - CAD Technician/Technical Illustrator
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29th June 2018
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Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Working within the Technical Design Team maintaining and developing new parts manuals and translating CAD drawings plus much more. 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Good opportunity to progress and learn from professional technicians. Apply in writing enclosin...
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