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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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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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Apprenticeships Suffolk
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Summer seasonal opportunities - CSS
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
Various
Location:
Around the Norfolk area, Norfolk
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Apprentice Brewer Level 4 - Greene King
Closing Date:
16th July 2022
Salary:
£11.67 per hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description At Greene King we are proud to be the country's leading pub retailer and brewer, running over 3000 pubs, restaurants and hotels in towns, villages and high streets across the England, Wales & Scotland. The Greene King Brewery has been evol...
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Manufacturing Vacancies
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
Dependent upon individual
Location:
NEWMARKET, Suffolk
Manufacturing Vacancies Beehive Coils is a UK leading manufacture of heat exchange units based in Newmarket, Suffolk. We are a well-established medium size privately owned company with a wide and diverse customer base. We design and manufacture products to m...
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Apprentice Welder - Styne
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Closing Date:
30th June 2022
Salary:
£192 per week
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
Employer description Styne Ltd are a specialist engineering company situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Styne prides itself on providing a quality product and consistent services to our customers with a strong focus to the food and beverage industry. They....
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Apprentice Production/Welding Engineer - FSM Manufacturing Ltd
Closing Date:
4th July 2022
Salary:
£234 per week
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Employer Description FSM is a small to medium sized business based in Haverhill and has been trading for over 40 years. The business operates from 15,000 square foot premises. FSM are specialists in sheet metal fabrication, security doors & access control prod...
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