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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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Property Maintenance Apprentice - LGC
Closing Date:
1st November 2021
Salary:
Competitive
Location:
Fordham, Cambs
Employer description LGC is an international life sciences measurement and testing company, employing over 2,500 people worldwide. Our site in Fordham, Cambridgeshire has over 400 employees, many are young scientists embarking on their first role in the scien...
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Level 2 Autocare Technician - Treadfirst
Closing Date:
31st December 2021
Location:
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Established in 1986 with 8 branches, Treadfirst are specialists in tyre and exhaust fitting and are looking for someone to join their Stowmarket branch who is interested in pursuing a career in vehicle maintenance and repair working towards the Level 2 Autocar...
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