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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?
Sudbury is the silk capital of the UK. In the Middles Ages Sudbury grew very wealthy thanks to a wool trade that swept across the nation. The small town still benefits from the textile trade and has four working mills which manufactures 110 metric tonnes of Chinese silk every year and even silk for a Royal residence.

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Current Apprenticeships with Poultec
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26th July 2020
Poultec delivers Apprenticeships in over 20 subject areas, spanning a number industries and employers throughout the UK.
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Machine Shop (Turning) Apprentice : Warren Services
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14th July 2020
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£166.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. We have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approx. 100 employees. They have an exciting opportunity f...
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Assembly & Controls Apprentice : Warren Services
Closing Date:
14th July 2020
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£166
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. They have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approximately 100 employees. They have an exciting oppor...
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Welding & Fabrication Apprentice : Firstgrade Recycling Systems Ltd
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Closing Date:
10th July 2020
Salary:
£190.00 p/w
Location:
Cockfield, Suffolk
Firstgrade Recycling Systems design, manufacture and install machinery for the waste processing industry. They are a small fast growing company, based just outside Bury St Edmunds. They have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice welder to join the team.
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Apprentice Warehouse Operative : Stevenage Packaging Ltd
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Closing Date:
10th July 2020
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£16,000.00 - £17,000.00
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Due to an increase in production volumes a new opportunity has arisen for an apprentice warehouse operative to join an award-winning company established over 30 years, at their distribution site in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.
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