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Manufacturing involves transforming goods, materials, or substance into new products.

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.

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  • In the East of England there are 234,000 people employed in Manufacturing
  • £191 billion of outputs accounts for the UK's manufacturing sector
  • The UK's manufacturing sector average wages is 13% higher than the rest of the economy

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Maths • Design and Technology • Science• ICT • English • Physics

Job Ideas for this Industry

• Agricultural Engineer • Quality Control Technician • Motor Mechanic • Production manager • Manufacturing Systems Engineer • CAD Technician • Production worker Manufacturing supervisorAerospace Engineer (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Did You Know?
The UK remains in the top ten manufacturing nations at ninth place.

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Work Experience
Closing Date:
3rd September 2021
Location:
Mildenhall, Suffolk
Work Experience If you are 16-24 years old and wondered what it is like to work for a company specialising in the innovation, design and manufacturing of electro-mechanical components, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out. Here at CamdenBoss...
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Welding Apprentice
Closing Date:
15th August 2021
Salary:
£211.13 per week
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Glazing Vision are technical experts in the design and manufacture of architectural glass rooflights, we are on the cutting edge of rooflight design, and our products can be found on rooftops across Europe, Australia, and the United States. They have an opport...
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Fabrication Shop Brazing Team Member
Closing Date:
27th August 2021
Salary:
starting rate of £9.00 per hour
Location:
Diss
We are looking for people who demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for their role and a drive to succeed as part of a team. Not necessarily qualifications
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