Facts & Figures

20,000 people employed in the sector
£38,000 Average wage of jobs in the manufacturing and engineering industry

Manufacturing involves adding value to raw materials and transforming goods, materials, or substances into new products within the categories of food and drink, chemicals, rubber, plastics and non-metallic materials, metals, electronics, machinery, and transport.

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of our engineering and advanced manufacturing sector – and the opportunities are both vast and impressive.

Engineers in the manufacturing industry could work in areas such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), production, supply chain or logistics.   Engineers working in the manufacturing business are responsible for the safe and efficient planning, management and maintenance of production methods and processes.

Current vacancies in manufacturing and engineering

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Current apprenticeships in manufacturing and engineering

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Local Manufacturing & Engineering Courses

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