Manufacturing Industry

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If you have good practical skills, an eye for detail, or enjoy working with tools or machinery, then you may well consider a career in manufacturing.

What areas can I work in?

Manufacturing involves many products, from chemicals to computers, with many jobs on production lines and packing work.

Clothing and textile jobs range from machine operation to production management and include design-related and technical posts. In food and drink, you could be working in confectionery and bakery, meat processing or food science technology.

There is also work within engineering, chemicals, and furniture manufacturing, not to mention the printing industry.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What kind of companies can I work for?

There are a wide variety of employers, including:

  • engineering tools and chemical manufacturers
  • food processing and manufacturing
  • breweries, distilleries and drink manufacturers
  • clothing, knitwear and textiles companies
  • computers and electronics manufacturers
  • furniture manufacturers.

Related job profiles

  • Fabric Cutter
  • Garment or Textile
  • Technologist
  • Pattern Cutter or Grader
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Textile Operative

Related job profiles

  • Baker or Confectioner
  • Brewery Worker
  • Butcher
  • Distillery Worker
  • Food Scientists or Technologist
  • Meat Process Worker

Related job profiles

  • Cabinet Maker
  • Upholsterer
  • Wood Machinist

Related job profiles

  • Engineering Operative
  • Optical Technician
  • Production Controller or Manager
  • Production Worker
  • Quality Control Technician

Related job profiles

  • Machine Printer
  • Pre-press Operator
  • Print Finisher or Bookbinder
  • Print Production Planner
  • Reprographic Assistant

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