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Think of a few everyday objects: The chair you’re sitting on, the toaster you used this morning, the TV in your living room. How do these products get from their most basic components to a finished, functioning and retailed product?

Over two and a half million people are employed manufacturing goods in the UK, accounting for 44% of total exports. Manufacturing involves the conversion of parts, components or raw materials into products that meet customers’ expectations or specifications and usually consists of human and machine processes, with division of labour in large scale production lines and facilities.

Food, household products, industrial chemicals and equipment, vehicles, furniture, toys – the scope of products you could be involved in creating is vast, needing many skilled roles to support it. Production line operatives, warehouse managers, equipment technicians, packers, wood and metal workers, electricians, designers, software specialists to name just a few are all helping to make manufacturing a resurgent sector in the UK.

Thanks to online sales, smaller scale production is also booming, with many start-ups offering premium, custom made objects for utility or recreation, employing people with skills in arts and crafts, materials such as woodwork and now plastic through the rise of 3-D printing.

Many of Norfolk’s manufacturing employers – especially those in food and related processing – are experiencing significant growth and this is expected to be sustained. Examples include Bernard Matthews, Kettle Foods (Kettle Chips), Kinnerton, Pasta Foods and Hain Daniels (producing Linda McCartney products and the Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ dessert range).

If you want to be part of a team that constructs things from the ground up, from plans to packaged product, you should consider a career in this sector.

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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Hygiene Operative
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Attleborough, Norfolk
Hygiene Operative Attleborough £8.76 - £9.64 per hour Staffline, in partnership with Banham Poultry, is recruiting for Hygiene Operatives to join us at our client's food production plant, based in Attleborough. Staffline is recruiting for a Hygiene Operative t...
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Food Processing Operative
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£8.21 per hour
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Attleborough, NR17 2AT, Norfolk
Processing Operative Attleborough £8.21 - £9.03 per hour Staffline, in partnership with Banham Poultry, are recruiting for Processing Operatives to join us at our client's food processing plant, based in Attleborough. Staffline is recruiting for a Processing...
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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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O.R. Bespoke Fitter
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£8.25 to £10.50 per hour (depending on experience)
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Diss, Norfolk
Reporting to Factory Foreman, your role will include the following:- • Produce bespoke opening rooflights to company engineering drawings and standard schedules. • Ensure that a strong attention to detail is applied to all tasks performed. •...
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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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We are a UK based sales and manufacturing business with clients across the construction industry. 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. Some of our team...
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