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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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Current Apprenticeships with Poultec
Poultec delivers Apprenticeships in over 20 subject areas, spanning a number industries and employers throughout the UK.
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Current Apprenticeships
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Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Area, Norfok & Suffolk
East Coast College is widely recognised as one of the best providers of apprenticeships across East Anglia; we have a wide choice of apprenticeships available to suit all industries and sectors.
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Current Apprenticeships
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Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Area, Suffolk & Norfolk
East Coast College is widely recognised as one of the best providers of apprenticeships across East Anglia; we have a wide choice of apprenticeships available to suit all industries and sectors.
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O.R. Bespoke Fitter
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£8.25 to £10.50 per hour (depending on experience)
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Diss, Norfolk
Reporting to Factory Foreman, your role will include the following:- • Produce bespoke opening rooflights to company engineering drawings and standard schedules. • Ensure that a strong attention to detail is applied to all tasks performed. •...
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Product Support Engineer
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£23,000 to £27,000 per annum (depending on experience)
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Diss, Norfolk
In this role, you would be responsible for providing product support to all departments within the business. This includes help and guidance with standard products for Installation and Assembly operatives. The position will work closely with Design Engineers...
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Employee Case Study - Sam
We recognise your potential and help you develop it - many of our team have been with us for several years and have built their careers with us.  Sam joined as graduate in 2014...
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