Nexus Engineering


The £1m Nexus building opened in 2012 to offer young people the skills, focus and aspiration needed to join the fast-changing engineering industry on and offshore.

Its mission is to raise the profile and understanding of the huge variety of opportunities in the engineering industry for young people as well as up-skilling the current workforce across the sector.

It works with more than 400 energy and manufacturing companies and is fitted with the highest specification equipment.

Qualified trainers deliver engineering skills to all ages to:

  • address the looming skills gaps posed by an ageing workforce
  • provide skilled workers for the developing industries locally, like wind and other new energies

Nexus was formed by the East Consortium, with support from Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council. The project was supported by government funding for vocational education.


Upcoming Events



Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Sector Event

Careers & Curriculum Showcase CPD Event

BEACON EAST ‘Building meaningful links between education and business & industry’

Delegate feedback from the CPD event held at Nexus Engineering,  November 2014   

‘Very useful morning…now keen to involve my students…Thank you.’ 

‘I didn’t know anything about Nexus until today. This will be really useful for my work…thank you!’ 

‘Great to learn about all these opportunities with local GY engineering companies…fascinating stories on our doorstep.’ 

‘Another great event…all really relevant to my teaching and my other role supporting careers…thank you.’ 

‘An excellent event…so often I go out to events and they are not very useful and a waste of my time. Today was spot on.’ 

Knew nothing about Nexus until today. Very impressed and will be taking all this useful info back to my colleagues.’ 

‘Very useful…now keen to involve my students in the STEM ambassador scheme.’ 

‘Great to hear from GY companies like API keen to inspire young people, just what we need!’


Engineering is an exciting career that offers so many opportunities for work in different sectors worldwide.

Our programmes are all designed with progression in mind to enable learners to develop their skills required for the next steps in their careers. read more


  • Machinery hire
  • 3D printing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • CNC coding and production
  • Laser cutting
  • CAD
  • Bespoke training and room hire

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