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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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Fabrication Operative Apprentice
Closing Date:
13th July 2018
Salary:
£193.04 p/w
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Helmsman Storage Solutions Limited are a manufacture of lockers and toilet cubicles, mainly for leisure centres and schools, but anywhere that supplies metal lockers. They have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.
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Warren Services founder awarded OBE
Apprenticeships are providing Warren Services with the skills the business needs for the future.
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JOB VACANCY - Stafforce - Food Production Operatives
Closing Date:
29th June 2018
Salary:
£7.83 -£9.00 per hour
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Recruiting for a local company for summer temporary posts in food production. Flexible hours and shift patterns Call 01442 926000 for more information or apply online using the link
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JOB VACANCY - Shelbourne Reynolds Ltd - CAD Technician/Technical Illustrator
Closing Date:
29th June 2018
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Working within the Technical Design Team maintaining and developing new parts manuals and translating CAD drawings plus much more. 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Good opportunity to progress and learn from professional technicians. Apply in writing enclosin...
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JOB VACANCY - Reed Recruitment Agency- Warehouse Assembler
Closing Date:
29th June 2018
Salary:
£8.00- £10.15 per hour
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Working 8am - 5pm on a temporary basis until September. There is an opportunity of permanent employment. Own transport required due to location. Immediate start available to apply please send CV to Adele.gordon@reedglobal.com
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PHILIPS AVENT ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP OPEN EVENING
Location:
Glemsford, Suffolk
Philips Avent invite you to explore the opportunity of undertaking an engineering apprenticeship. WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2018
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