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?

In the Coast to Capital region there are lots of organisations that offer positions in Engineering such as Ricardo, Gatwick Airport, ETI and Thales. There is a large demand for Engineering and Maintenance roles in the UK, especially aviation engineering, in the Coast to Capital region. Could you see yourself working in this industry? Engineering is one of the UK’s broadest sectors! Engineering is the application of science and maths to solve problems.
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 engineering and maintenance sector, bridging the skills gap is a huge challenge that can only be achieved by reaching out to the next generation. Currently, £2.64bn of the Coast to Capital's GVA is attributed to Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering.

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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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