WELCOME TO MEGA
Manufacturing | Engineering | Growth | Advancement
MEGA is an industry-led collaborative network working together towards a common goal. Our mission is to promote the manufacturing and engineering sector as a source of high-value, long-term employment and to create transformational career opportunities that deliver skills for life.
Whether you are a student contemplating a career in manufacturing and engineering, a parent or teacher trying to guide pupils to making the right career choices, an employee interested in reskilling or an employer seeking to address your own workforce pipeline, MEGA has the tools and resources to help.
Did you know
Approx. 2,200 advanced manufacturing, materials and engineering (AMME) companies are based in Northern Ireland.
The sector employs over 46,000 people and is worth approximately £3.2 billion to the local economy, accounting for around 8% of our economic output.
New MEGA Mentor Position will be the key to success
The MEGA network (Manufacturing & Engineering Growth & Advancement) was established in 2019 to advance and grow world-class manufacturing and engineering by attracting, developing and retaining people. Their mission is to promote the manufacturing and...
Mega Conversations Podcast | Episode Two
Fantastic insight into the world of industry and economics with Gareth Hetherington MBE, Ulster University, Economic Policy Centre and Darragh Cullen, Managing Director of EDGE Innovate. An invaluable abundance of information provided in our latest ‘Engineering Mega...
MEGA Career Choices in The Manufacturing Sector
Watch the MEGA network’s careers video for schools. Find out about one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting and dynamic sectors; Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Hear from local companies and their employees about the vast array of jobs within the sector and the...
Apprenticeship Roles at Tobermore 2022
Tobermore have grown from a small family run aggregate firm, to a £50+ million business, supplying products across the UK and Ireland. Find out more about roles at Tobermore here: https://www.tobermore.co.uk/careers https://youtu.be/5-AzSXyG0KI
Proud to Employ a Diverse Workforce | East Timo
Do you want to work in an industry with a vast array of job roles, good pay and receive quality training? Do you want to work in a company that employ people from diverse countries? Mid Ulster manufacturing and engineering companies are proud to employ a variety of...
Engineering MEGA Conversations
Tune into Mega’s First Ever Podcast Series: ‘Engineering MEGA Conversations’ The podcast series is being launched to speak directly with people who are interested in the sector for whatever reasons. We couldn’t think of two better people to kick off our first episode...
Celebrating National Engineering Day
This gives us a great reason to celebrate all the wonderful work that is going on within the Manufacturing & Engineering sector in Mid Ulster. With so many issues currently impacting on business and (as a result) the wider economy we wish to highlight, in this...
Irish News Awards
An amazing night was had at The Irish News Awards! A night to celebrate our Industry/Education initiative and thank our fantastic MEGA Ambassadors. Our MEGA table was different from all the others: it was made up of people from a variety of companies all working...
Deputy First Minister Launches Ulster University Partnership with MEGA to Provide Skills Pipeline to Ready NI for Industry 4.0
Ulster University is partnering with Manufacturing & Engineering Growth & Advancement (MEGA) to provide Northern Ireland’s first degree level apprenticeship in Manufacturing & Engineering. This first of its kind course, funded by the Department for the...
Apprenticeship Recovery Package extended to 31st March 2022
Apprenticeship Recovery Package extended to 31st March 2022. The Department for the Economy (DfE) has been offering an Apprenticeship Recovery Package for Northern Ireland that channels financial support to local businesses to help the apprenticeship system respond to...