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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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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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Machine Shop (Turning) Apprentice
Closing Date:
30th April 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. We have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approx. 100 employees. They have an exciting opportunity f...
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Assembly & Controls Apprentice
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st March 2020
Salary:
£166.00 p/w
Location:
Thetford, Norfolk
Warren Services is a dynamic fast paced subcontract manufacturer who has a proven track record of supporting people moving into an engineering career. They have two sites in Thetford and currently employ approximately 100 employees. They have an exciting oppor...
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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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