The manufacturing sector comprises of businesses engaged in the transformation of materials, components and substances into new products. Characteristically, these establishments use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment, which can often be dangerous if handled improperly or by unqualified personnel. It is no secret that UK manufacturers need more skilled workers and there are many opportunities open to school leavers, those in Further Education and University Graduates.
Although the manufacturing sector has seen some difficulties over the past few years, it still remains one of the deepest rooted industries in the UK and key sectors include:
- Engineering (marine, transport, aerospace and automotive)
- Electrical and electronics
- Food, drink and tobacco
- Paper, printing and publishing
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