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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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Mechanic
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
12.21 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39.00 hours per week. You will carry out diagnostic evaluations on a variety of UK/US vehicles, conducting general servicing and repair work for patrons as well as assisting patrons in planning and carrying out automotive maintenance and repair proj...
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Advanced Engineering 2018 NEC
Location:
Birmingham, West Midlands
Our Owner Founder Richard Bridgman will be speaking at the Advanced Engineering 2018 at the NEC on 1st November 2018.
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Get Started with Racing Cars Programme
Location:
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Aged 16-25? NOT in Education, Employment or Training (or less than 14/hrs a week)?
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2019 Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship - Sizewell B (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£11,236
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain our power stations.  As well as the technical side, we’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of ou...
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2019 Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship - Sizewell B
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£11,236
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
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Apprentice HGV Technician – Cambridge
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
We are now seeking applicants to join our apprenticeship programme. This is an exciting opportunity to work for Chassis Cab.
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