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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.

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2.6 Million people work across the manufacturing industry in the UK

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Winners! MIA Business Excellence Awards
The extremely prestigious event took place during Autosport week on the 9th January 2020. It played host to more than 500 guests, to recognise outstanding achievements within the motorsport industry.The event which was sponsored by AP Racing kicked off with gu...
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Ingenuity Conference 2020 (Hethel Innovation)
Location:
Energy Skills Centre | East Coast College, St Peter's Street Lowestoft NR32 2NB
Ingenuity 2020 will be held at East Coast College in Lowestoft and is all about looking at people in manufacturing, how to better empower, equip and engage staff within manufacturing and engineering businesses.
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Apprenticeship vacancy of the week - Manufacturing and Design Apprentice
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£156 per week
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Ipswich, Suffolk
The job role is within an office/warehouse environment for design and printing and manufacturing. There will be times when you will need to answer the phones, take messages etc. there is an element of admin required in tracking job progress and ensuring qualit...
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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
Find out what it's like to work for local employers in these video case-studies.
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We’re a diverse and interesting company, where many different talents get the chance to flourish. Whether you’re a budding chef, a retail genius, or love driving lorries, or simply feel you have skills and experience that we need, then we’d love to hear from y...
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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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