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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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Current Apprenticeship Vacancies
Closing Date:
16th July 2020
Location:
Ipswich (Area)
With apprenticeships rising in popularity, now is the time for you to secure one from a diverse range of industries which will stand you in good stead for your future career.
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West and Loud Car Show
Event Date:
24th April 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
⚠️ Following government and public health advice, we have taken the difficult decision to POSTPONE the West And Loud Car & Motorcycle Festival until Saturday 24 April 2021. Come to Bury St Edmunds' most exciting charity Car & Motorcycle Show, West And Loud on...
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USAF Civilian Recruitment
Closing Date:
31st July 2020
Salary:
Dependent on role
Location:
Lakenheath and Mildenhall bases, Suffolk
The Civilian Personnel Office offers a full range of strategic human resource support to the United Kingdom, and Norway. Support is given to appropriated funded, Local National Direct Hire employees. We provide world class service through stellar customer serv...
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Assembly & Controls Apprentice
Closing Date:
14th July 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. They have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approximately 100 employees. They have an exciting oppor...
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Machine Shop (Turning) Apprentice
Closing Date:
14th July 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. We have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approx. 100 employees. They have an exciting opportunity f...
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STEMtastic LIVE
Event Date:
11th July 2020
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This year, the exciting celebration of STEM will be held on Saturday 11 July ONLINE as our first STEMtastic! LIVE Marty Jopson will be delivering a Live session to start the day. The day will include sessions for primary, secondary and teacher CPD. The virtual...
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