Engineering and Maintenance
Engineering and manufacturing 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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In the Black Country there are lots of organisations that offer positions in Engineering such as Thomas Dudley Ltd and Dossan Babcock and Alucast.
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
For the manufacturing and engineering sector, bridging the skills gap is a huge challenge that can only be achieved by reaching out to the next generation. Currently, £2.7bn of the Black Country's GVA is attributed to Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering with around 68,000 people employed in this area.
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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 – GCSE’s 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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