Welcome to the Greater Manchester Area

Greater Manchester has a proud heritage of Science and Engineering. We have world leading research, development and manufacturing on our doorstep and a host of new growing small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Many of these SMEs are engineering focused or users of engineering in their businesses. 

All of these companies are competing for a scarce and precious resource: skilled and qualified engineers.

The Greater Manchester Area Committee celebrate, promote and empower members of our community to become engineers.

In order to encourage new entrants to engineering we hold talks and activities in the following areas:

  1. Career awareness
  2. Engineering educational activities
  3. Expert engineering talks
  4. Facilitation of mentorship of new engineers by experienced engineers
  5. Fund Raising to support educational activities

The IMechE is represented by Area committees

  • Greater Manchester
  • South Lancashire
  • South Cumbria (based in Barrow-in-Furness)
  • North Lancashire
  • West Cumbria (centred around Whitehaven).

and Specialist Divisions

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Power
  • Process
  • Railway Divisions

The activities of all these groups are co-ordinated by the North West Regional Committee.

Georgina Harris

Greater Manchester Area Chair

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 August 2020 13:00 to 06 August 2020 15:00
    Webinar
    At this challenging time, we are keen to support our members in any way we can. For our members who are actively seeking to become professionally registered as a Chartered or Incorporated member, but do not meet the academic requirements, however can demonstrate this via their work based learning, we can offer a free Career Learning Assessment (CLA). Let us help you complete your CLA application in 2 x 2 hour workshops
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    15 September 2020 10:30 to 15:30
    Waters - Wilmslow
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    20 October 2020 10:30 to 15:30
    Bentley Motors - Cheshire
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    04 November 2020 10:30 to 14:30
    John Crane - Manchester
    All Engineers, who are looking to make an application via the CLA route and have spoken to the BDM before booking on this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    10 November 2020 10:30 to 15:30
    John Crane - Manchester
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements, and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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