Manufacturing

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on advanced manufacturing technologies within robotics, automation and machine manufacturing, which has led to the creation of many positions.

We have jobs available for Mechanical Fitters, Panel Wirers, Installation Engineers and Machine Operators to name a few. Positions exist in a wide range of industries. The manufacturing sector continues to be an important source of employment and economic growth.

For further information, please call 01902212000 to discuss positions in more detail.

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Manufacturing FAQs

Is there a demand for manufacturing engineers in the future?

Yes, the demand for manufacturing engineers continues to grow. With emerging new technologies and innovations, manufacturing roles are in demand. There is also a high demand for manufacturing engineers due to a labour shortage.

Is it worthwhile doing a PhD in manufacturing engineering?

In most cases, a PhD in manufacturing engineering will not be necessary for industry roles. However, doing a PhD may be worthwhile if you seek a role in a large manufacturing or process industry. A PhD in manufacturing may only be necessary for academic-based roles.

Is manufacturing a good industry to get into at the moment?

Recently, manufacturing jobs have gained a bad reputation for being low-paid, low-skilled, involving repetitive tasks, or operating heavy machinery. However, a growing demand for skilled workers means many job opportunities are available. This is set to grow with emerging new technologies and innovations.

What is the best part of working in the manufacturing sector?

There are many great reasons why you should consider a role in manufacturing. The best part of working in manufacturing is being able to produce tangible objects that benefit people and businesses. You can also follow a career path in the industry.

How to advance manufacturing engineering career

There are several methods you can use to advance a career in manufacturing engineering, including:

  • Undertake an apprenticeship.
  • Gain certified qualifications and certifications, such as from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Study for a postgraduate master’s degree.
  • Training courses and days to gain relevant experience.
  • Work experience, such as through summer placements.

Is AI going to take over manufacturing jobs?

With the rise of AI, there is growing concern about whether automation will replace manufacturing roles. By 2025, AI is estimated to replace around 85 million jobs, with about 2 million in manufacturing-related roles.

However, industries such as manufacturing are the least exposed to generative AI and will not be affected to the extent of other sectors, such as finance and legal service industries. Many businesses use AI to support existing manufacturing roles instead of replacing them.