Plant and Mechanical Engineers design, install and repair plant machinery and parts.
- Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 - £50,000.00.
Salaries will vary depending on location / employer.
Qualifications and Training
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.