Need to find a mechanical engineering job?

There are many ways you can go about finding a mechanical engineering job but before you start applying you need to prepare a concise and professional looking CV. You want your CV to be read and not put to the bottom of the pile.

Your CV is the key to getting called for an interview. It should be easy to read and well presented and laid out. Important points should jump off the page and grab the readers' attention. It should be accompanied by a portfolio and a cover letter specific to the position applied for.

The manufacturing industry employs approximately 50% of all mechanical engineers in the UK. They are employed in the production of machinery, transportation equipment and electronic, computer and metal products. Jobs can also be found in the automation and aerospace industries and with local authorities.

Jobsites such as justengineers.net, jobs.theengineer.co.uk, and engineering4professionals.co.uk advertise vacancies for mechanical engineers as they enter the job market.

Jobseekers can register with national recruitment agencies which are committed to filing engineering vacancies. Some of the larger agencies with branches nationwide include:

  • NES UK
  • Reed Recruitment
  • Pertemps

Newspapers, company websites, specialist publications and Job Centres should all be checked for job adverts. Networking can also help source employment.

A mechanical engineering job can be found with any of the major manufacturers operating in the UK. Some of the largest include Ford, Nissan, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus, GlaxoSmithKline, BP and AstraZeneca. Job hunters can search for vacancies and apply online via the career pages of these companies' websites.


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