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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?
Sudbury is the silk capital of the UK. In the Middles Ages Sudbury grew very wealthy thanks to a wool trade that swept across the nation. The small town still benefits from the textile trade and has four working mills which manufactures 110 metric tonnes of Chinese silk every year and even silk for a Royal residence.

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We're looking for people to join our team
Closing Date:
31st May 2020
Location:
Norfolk, Suffolk (Also Essex and Cambridgshire)
Over the coming weeks and months, retailers will have an important role to play in ensuring everyone gets the food and items they need. Our colleagues are doing an incredible job, keeping our stores stocked and delivering great customer service, despite diffic...
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Employers - Do you have staff in need of work due to Coronavirus restrictions?
Food production opportunities may be able to cover gaps in paid hours.
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Food Production = Many positions available (2 Sister's Food Group)
Closing Date:
30th April 2020
Location:
Norfolk
2 Sisters Food Group have permanent and temporary positions available immediately.
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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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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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