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Mechanical Engineer

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Role Description

As a mechanical engineer you will use your mathematical and physical knowledge to model, design and create products like cars, aircrafts, robotics as well as smaller components and parts needed. This is a highly technology orientated role, with manual skills and technical knowledge required.


While for this role a university degree in a related subject, such as physics, is highly appreciated. In order to increase your chances of employability you should seek internships or summer placements with known companies to gain some hands-on experience while studying.


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Starting salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Senior position: £45,000 to £55,000+

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Around 40 hours a week, might be on a shift pattern depending on the company, including evenings and weekends.

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Career progression is possible in this role, usually to become project manager or work in further education, like universities or colleges.

Skills Valued by Employers

  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • Great analytical skills
  • Understanding of reading technical drawings and specifications
  • Strong mathematical and physics knowledge
  • Relevant IT skills and ability to use main software packages


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