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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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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Online Live Q&A
Event Date:
9th February 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Join us for an Online Live Q&A Event 9 February at 7pm Perfect for anyone interested in starting an apprenticeship. Register to join at www.wsc.ac.uk/naw2021 Join us to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, our videos will be released during the week b...
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Warehouse Assistant Apprentice: Arbortec Forest Ware
Closing Date:
15th February 2021
Salary:
To be agreed upon appointment
Location:
King's Lynn
You will report to the Warehouse manager and join an established team to support them in the Warehouse of Arbortec. You will use a variety of equipment and machines. Process deliveries, storage of goods and keeping stock records.
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Engineering Apprentice - ECS
Closing Date:
29th January 2021
Salary:
£11,520 per year
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Employer DescriptionFor 150 years, Jeyes (now Easy Cleaning Solutions) has led the development of effective, affordable cleaning solutions in the UK. For nearly 50 years we have operated from one of the largest integrated cleaning products factories in Europe,...
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Virtual Experience Day!
Here you will find links to videos and resources that our staff have produced to give you more information about your chosen subject area.
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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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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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