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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 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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HGV Technician Apprentice
Closing Date:
1st February 2019
Location:
Newmarket, Suffolk
Please send CV and letter of interest to helen@manchetts.co.uk
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Vehicle Equipment Diagnostic Supervisor RPA 372480
Closing Date:
21st January 2019
Salary:
14.33 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: You will be responsible for maintaining and repairing a wide variety of vehicles and equipment, both combustion and electric powered, forklifts, various trucks and other comparable vehicles including their engines....
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Autobody Repair Technician RPA 372481
Closing Date:
21st January 2019
Salary:
12.45 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: You will perform a selection of tasks in relation to a variety of automotive vehicles, engineering and construction equipment and powered ground equipment. This will include performing radiator and tank repairs, g...
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Installation Engineer - HVAC
Closing Date:
21st February 2019
Salary:
£36,000 to £38,000
Location:
Colchester, Essex
What is the job? The role itself will be a lead engineer focusing solely on mechanical services, they will also be doing some surveying of new enquiries, passing information over to the office team to produce quotations. There are big plans for the successfu...
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