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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 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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Vehicle Technician
Closing Date:
1st July 2019
Salary:
To be confirmed
Location:
Bressingham, nr Diss, Norfolk
Wyatt Engineering are a small independent vehicle repair workshop working on all makes of cars and light commercials All aspects of car and light commercial maintenance, servicing and MOT work, including diagnostics To apply please send your CV by email to wya...
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Apprentice Body Shop Painter/Panel Beater
Location:
Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, Suffolk
Drive Vauxhall in Bury and Haverhill are seeking a young person to train as a Body shop Technician Entry requirements include grade C (4) in English and Maths Competent use of IT equipment Motivation and enthusiasm and a full UK driving Licence Apprenticeshi...
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Apprentice Building Services Engineer - Mechanical
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Salary:
£15,000.00 - £17,500.00
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
NPS Property Consultants are dedicated to nurturing talent, and are looking to recruit an Apprentice Building Services Engineer into their Mechanical Engineering team in Norwich. An excellent opportunity to develop a career within Mechanical Engineering, suppo...
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£9m Digital Technology Hub for Norwich students
'Digi-Tech Factory' for engineering, design, digital technology courses and apprenticeships planned for 2020-21.
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St Eds Skills Fair 2019
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Norwich, Norfolk
Join us at our Springtime Skills Fair and learn about a range of different industries with job opportunities to both interest and challenge you. Throughout the day there will be a chance to meet and talk to education establishments and alternative providers of...
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Brand new Offshore Wind Skills Centre based at -East Coast College, Great Yarmouth Campus
Offshore Wind Skills Centre launched in December 2018.
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