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Manufacturing in the UK employs 2.6 million people and is often concerned with large scale production utilising equipment, tools and machines, chemical processes, and of course, human labour.

The items output by our manufacturing industry are numerous and varied, with raw materials processed into products that often fall within the categories of food and drink, chemicals, rubber, plastics and non-metallic materials, metals, electronics, machinery and transport.

In addition to general production lines supplying merchandise and equipment to industry and the retail sector, Advanced Manufacturing is a rapidly expanding sector delivering high-tech solutions and technically precise systems to a world eager for new technologies, whilst there is also growing interest in smaller-scale bespoke handicrafts and custom made goods for retail where on-line sales are booming.

If you like the idea of making things for people to use or enjoy, manufacturing could be the industry for you whether that be in design, production or delivery.

Did You Know?
The UK is currently the world's ninth largest industrial nation, manufacturing makes up 10% of GVA and 45% of UK exports, and directly employs 2.7 million people.

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Thetford, Norfolk
We are proud of our record of providing high quality manufacture of components and mechanical / electrical sub assemblies to agreed schedules offering turnkey solutions in engineering and design.
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Apprentice Mechanical Engineer
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£16,000 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
We will provide you with the skills and support to unlock your potential and at the end of the Apprenticeship, our aim is to have you progress into a professional role and continue your career and development with us.
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Apprentice Mechanical Engineer
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14th May 2018
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£16,000 per annum
Location:
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Our aim is to have you progress into a professional role and continue your career and development with us.
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Apprentice Toolmaker
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14th May 2018
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£13,000 per annum
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King's Lynn, Norfolk
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Apprentice Laboratory Technician
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14th May 2018
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Location:
King's Lynn, Norfolk
Our Apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and the desire to build a career.
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Apprentice Maintenance Technician
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14th May 2018
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£13,000 per annum
Location:
King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Bespak is the perfect place to start your career as an Apprentice.
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