Manufacturing and engineering are behind everything around us – from cars to mobile phones and from food to fashion.
Every product you can think of has been designed, prototyped, tested, produced and improved by engineers. They play a vital role within industries like construction, entertainment, aerospace and energy, which simply couldn’t operate without them.
Are you good at finding practical solutions to everyday problems? Do you enjoy coming up with ideas and putting them into practice? If so, then you could carve out an exciting and rewarding career in manufacturing and engineering.
As women are major customers for most manufacturing and engineering businesses, they are often needed to offer a female viewpoint. They can also bring a more balanced approach to problem solving and with 1 in 7 graduates in STEM subjects being women, we’re anticipating a rise in the number of female engineers from the current 6%.
Apprenticeship qualifications can lead naturally into engineering technician roles and UK manufacturing and engineering is forecast to need 50% more engineers than we currently have.