Following the huge success of 2022’s National Manufacturing Day (NMD), this Thursday 28th September, manufacturers throughout the UK will be opening their doors to the general public. All are invited to visit factories and sites for a behind-the-scenes peek at how manufacturers’ facilities work. This UK-wide, Open Office event is organised by Make UK, the voice of the UK’s manufacturing industry.
This is a great opportunity to see the potential careers and jobs on offer within the diverse manufacturing sector within your local area. All age groups are welcome – from school leavers, through graduates, to people at any stage of their working life looking to reskill. For manufacturers, this is their chance to showcase the fascinating work they do, the spread of roles within their businesses, and the incredible opportunities for reskilling and career progression.
Supported by Make UK, manufacturers are participating in numerous different ways, including:
- Factory tours
- Q&A sessions with employees
- Career talks
- Product showcasing
- Virtual walk-throughs
- Interactive activities
- Live online webinars
National Manufacturing Day aims to highlight the plethora of opportunities available across all the industry’s sectors, such as automotive, food and drink, aerospace, defence, chemical and pharma, and all our represented by the businesses taking part across the country. In particular, Make UK aims to highlight the benefits of taking up a manufacturing apprenticeship following school or college, as opposed to the university route.
To see all pledged employers and find one of the 150+ events taking place near you, follow the link to Make UK’s dedicated NMD site. If you’re an employer wondering how to get involved, there’s still time! All you need to do is decide how you’ll be participating then complete the simple template and submit.
If you’re a candidate looking for a role or more information about a company or sector but can’t make it on the day, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants, and we’ll be happy to explore our current opportunities with you or contact a particular company on your behalf.
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