Engineering and Maintenance
Engineering and maintenance is one of the UK's broadest sectors. Almost 5.7 million people work in engineering in the UK - could one of them be you?
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Engineering is a huge area of employment in Devon and the number of jobs in this area is predicted to grow in the future. There are a large number of Engineering apprenticeships available in the region.
Engineering can take a variety of forms – civil, military, or mechanical but the term ‘engineering industry’ is normally used in a more limited sense to describe the industry devoted to the manufacture of engines, machine-tools, and machinery. Design engineering can be an exciting and rewarding career as at the end of the process you will have a finished product. Engineers may use CAD and 3D printers to design. Maintenance engineers could work on the front line of a factory diagnosing breakdown problems, ordering parts and fixing machines. Maintenance engineers work in all fields of engineering.
Engineering is one of the largest industries in the South West and is predicted to continue to grow in the future. Some of the largest employers in the South West are Engineering companies including Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.
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What you'll need
You’ll need design skills and knowledge, thinking and reasoning skills, problem-solving skills, to be thorough and pay attention to detail and analytical thinking skills.
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Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree
Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position
Green – No formal qualification required
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