Searching for Mechanical Engineering roles? We can guide you through the role of a Mechanical Engineer, what it takes to become one and what you can expect in return.
Mechanical Engineers are typically involved in the production or distribution of power. Their role is often based around maintaining and improving a range of products and machinery. These include vehicles (also known as automotive engineers), planes, power plants and factory machinery. Basically any product that has a moving part has had a mechanical engineer involved at some stage in the development.
Experience or qualifications are always desirable for mechanical engineering employers. Most employers ask for either a HNC/HND or degree in an engineering subject, apprenticeships are becoming more commonplace and are widely accepted in this industry. In order to succeed as a mechanical engineer you will need to be creative, have a wide range of knowledge, centred around engineering concepts, and be versatile.
Having or working towards a chartered engineering qualification is a great way to progress your career.
Technical knowledge in mechanics, energy transfer, the conversion of energy and general further related engineering concepts is required to enable you to perform suitable modelling and analysis techniques.
What you can expect
Mechanical Engineer graduates can expect to earn between £20,000 and £28,000 starting salary, with further experience they can go on to earn around £35,000. Mechanical Engineers can often progress to become Senior Engineers who earn upwards of £45,000
Mechanical Engineers work is often project based. These projects can vary greatly from one to the next, meaning their work has great variety. The industry is constantly evolving and moving forward with new technological breakthroughs happening every day, this means your work will be constantly changing to as well as being challenging and interesting.
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