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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 advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in Norfolk & Suffolk has an economic value of £5.1 billion.

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Apprentice Machine Setter : Glowcroft Limited
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
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£175.22 p/w
Location:
Needham Market
To assist the Engineering Manager to deliver customers products in the most time and cost-efficient way by always maintaining equipment safety and delivering product quality.
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Apprentice Vehicle Technician : TEC41 LTD
Closing Date:
30th April 2021
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£ 320.00 (Weekly)
Location:
Ipswich
An opportunity for an apprenticeship in a busy multi make/model vehicle repair business. Level 2/3 students are welcome to apply as a continuation of their studies and career progression.
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Apprentice Agricultural Service Engineer
Closing Date:
19th April 2021
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Competitive salary
Location:
Saxham Business Park
We recognise the need to provide practical experience alongside a structured learning programme and our CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme provides the perfect platform to do this. Run in conjunction with Reaseheath College in Cheshire you will spend 3 weekly blocks...
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Body Shop Apprentice : EXCELR8 MOTORSPORT LLP
Closing Date:
23rd April 2021
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£172.00 p/w
Location:
Eye
EXCELR8 motorsport is offering an exciting and unique opportunity for an apprentice vehicle bodywork repair technician to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical repairs
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Maintenance Fitter Apprentice - Sackers
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Closing Date:
2nd April 2021
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£10,000 per year
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer Description Sackers are a scrap metal and waste recycling centre. We have one of the biggest metal shredders in East Anglia. Our waste collections for commercial businesses and skip hire for domestic and commercial customers. We process the scrap at a...
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Insight Day `App in a Day` - Green Skills Week 2021
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23rd March 2021
Today we, at Anglian Water, go to work to find new and better ways to look after your water. Keeping taps flowing and drains draining. **Virtual Work Experience**
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