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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.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you.

  • 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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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?
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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The deadline to register to vote is 23:59 on Tuesday 18 June. Registering takes five minutes online. It’s the same whether you're going to vote in person at a polling station, by post, or through a proxy voter.
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Manufacturing Operations Apprentice
Closing Date:
31st July 2024
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
As an apprentice, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of our continuous manufacturing process. You will develop skills and knowledge to manufacture Fibre optic cables and micro ducts utilising polymer extrusion technology. By joining our business as an...
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Apprentice Plant Maintenance Engineer - Haverhill
Closing Date:
31st July 2024
Salary:
£17,500 per annum
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk. CB9 8QP
As we build our Haverhill Pilot Plant we are looking to hire an apprentice Plant Maintenance Engineer to join and learn within our growing team.
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Green Futures - Careers to get us to Net Zero
Green Futures is about green careers and the skills you need to access them. Read on to find out about the environmental challenges we face, the solutions and some of the sectors you can work in to make a difference.
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Production Team Members - Mizkan
Closing Date:
21st June 2024
Salary:
TBC
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Mizkan Euro is the European subsidiary of Mizkan Group, a family-owned, Japanese business started in 1804, which is the number one sushi seasoning supplier in the world. Headed by Kazuhide Nakano, Mizkan Group is a global business with ove...
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Electrical Engineering Apprentice - HERMA UK
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
14th June 2024
Salary:
£ 12480 per year
Location:
Haverhill, Suffolk
Employer Description HERMA UK Ltd is a world leader in the manufacturer of self-adhesive label application systems. We have a worldwide customer base which consists of Blue Chip companies across a broad spectrum of markets, including the Toiletry, Cosmetic, Ph...
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