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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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Podiatrist Apprentice
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10th June 2022
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Within the Foot Health department at NCH&C we have an amazing opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic individual to undertake a Podiatry degree through an apprenticeship scheme running in collaboration with the University of East London starting in....
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Warehouse Operative Apprentice - Timberwolf
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31st May 2022
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£204 per week
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Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer Description At its base in Stowmarket Suffolk, Timberwolf specialises in the design and manufacture of professional woodchippers. Passionate about British Manufacturing, Timberwolf has succeeded in becoming the largest seller of commercial woodchippe...
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Automotive Apprenticeships
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Automotive and Logistics Apprenticeships Apprentice Autocare Technician Kwik-Fit GB Ltd (Training Academy) Sudbury Intermediate L2 £9,781-£13,889 per year Closing date: 6 May 2022 Vacancy Ref: VAC0001843604 Accident Repair Technician Apprentice East Bi...
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Engineering Apprenticeships
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Cambs Norfolk and Suffolk, East Anglia Region
Apprenticeships in Engineering Current apprenticeship vacancies across the East Anglian region. Information on individual vacancies and how to apply can be found on the Gov.uk website - Find an apprenticeship (findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk) Apprentic...
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Vacancies at Timberwolf
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31st May 2022
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Stowmarket, Suffolk
Employer description Timberwolf are a forward-thinking manufacturing business in the heart of Suffolk. Part of the Alamo Group, Timberwolf have been designing, engineering and manufacturing woodchippers for over 35 years at their Stowmarket HQ.With over 16,000...
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HGV Technican Apprentices - Manchetts
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20th May 2022
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Newmarket, Suffolk
Employer description Manchetts is a family run business catering for all domestic and commercial vehicle needs. From servicing to breakdown, recovery and more. We are currently looking to offer two apprenticeships within our Newmarket branch for HGV Technician...
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