£11,440 Average salary at age 20
£61,360 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


Production managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.

Main Tasks

  • Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs;
  • Manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements;
  • Monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records;
  • Oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.


There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available, as are S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5.

What Production managers and directors in manufacturing studied in higher education

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What Production managers and directors in manufacturing studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies5
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering6
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology2
(G2) Operational research1
(J4) Polymers & textiles1
(H4) Aerospace engineering2
(C5) Microbiology1
(W3) Music2
(D4) Agriculture2
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering2
(L2) Politics2
(K2) Building2
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified1
(J2) Metallurgy1
(H1) General engineering2
(H2) Civil engineering1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(N5) Marketing3
(W4) Drama2
(M2) Law by topic1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport3
(B8) Medical technology1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering2
(N6) Human resource management1
(L1) Economics3
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies14
(D6) Food & beverage studies2
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies10
(V1) History by period1
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

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3.42% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
38910 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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