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Plant and Mechanical Engineers design, install and repair plant machinery and parts.
Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 to £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Plant and Mechanical Engineers design, install and repair plant machinery and parts.They work in a number of different industries including construction and manufacturing and boast a wide range of skills.
Within the construction industry, Plant and Mechanical Engineers are vital in providing efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large machinery or vehicles.
Salaries will depend on employers, experience and location.
Most full time positions are 37 to 40 hours a week.
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To get into mechanical engineering you will usually be required to have a degree.
Degrees in mechanical engineering, engineering science, aeronautical engineering, agricultural engineering, computer-aided engineering, manufacturing engineering or nuclear engineering are looked upon favourably by employers.
It is useful if your first degree or masters is accredited by a relevant professional body, such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as it can help you to achieve the status of chartered engineer at a later date.
It is possible to enter the career as a trainee without a degree but you would need to build up the necessary skills and knowledge, and possibly take higher qualifications, to work up to the role of mechanical engineer.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 2460 Plant Mechanics/Fitters (which includes Plant & Mechanical Engineers) every year for the period 2017 - 2021. The highest demand will be in the South East followed by East England, North West, Wales and Scotland.
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