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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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Diss, Norfolk
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Advanced Engineering 2018 NEC
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Birmingham, West Midlands
Our Owner Founder Richard Bridgman will be speaking at the Advanced Engineering 2018 at the NEC on 1st November 2018.
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Thermal Insulation Apprentice : GILL INSULATION NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LIMITED
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
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£200.00 p/w
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We have an opportunity for a Thermal Insulation Apprentice to join our reputable local company. The successful candidate will gain a variety of niche skills, including pipework, vessel and ductwork, insulation and cladding within the medium size sector of the...
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Aged 16-25? NOT in Education, Employment or Training (or less than 14/hrs a week)?
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Plasma Cutting Technician (Brafe Engineering)
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
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£10.75-£11.50 per hour, depending on experience
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Brafe have a vacancy for a dedicated and skilled Plasma Operator. Given the unique nature of the role, anybody with fabrication or practical metal-working skill will be considered. Above all, the ability to work hard, diligently and thrive in a workshop enviro...
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Brafe Engineering)
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£4.20-£7 per hour, depending on prior qualifications
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Woodbridge, Suffolk
Brafe has many opportunities for Apprentices to join our growing team. You will work with the latest technology and equipment and you'll be working with systems designers and engineers who are amongst the best in their field. You will gain a solid foundation o...
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