Manufacturing contributes a staggering £6.7 trillion to the global economy, so it’s crucial that the industry is packed with top talent. Problems like the skills shortage however aren’t making this easy, especially when 81% of UK manufacturers report that finding staff with the right qualifications and experience is difficult. We’re here to tackle the problem and make recruiting in this sector as easy possible. Whether you’re looking to hire someone with a unique skillset or a talented candidate searching for the next step in your manufacturing career.

What jobs are in manufacturing?

While there are hundreds of career options in manufacturing, typical roles we recruit for include:

  • A&T Technicians
  • Team Leaders
  • Production Planners
  • CNC Turner Machinists
  • CNC Team Leaders
  • Production Supervisors and Line Leaders
  • Product Designers
  • Multi-skilled Operatives
  • Technical Operators
  • Fabrication Supervisors
  • Mobile Field Service Operatives
  • Project Managers​
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Health and Safety
  • Site and Production Managers
  • Material Planners

What qualifications do I need?

There are a wide variety of positions held within manufacturing, some requiring specific qualifications and many that don’t. Below are a few examples of qualifications relevant to the manufacturing industry and the areas they most often apply to.

  • Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships – Production Management and CNC Machining
  • Lean Six Sigma – Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • NEBOSH, IOSH & COSHH – Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Level 4 Diploma in International Trade – Trade, Audit and Compliance/Import and Export
  • Prince2 – Project and Programme Management

What skills do I need?

  • Manual dexterity (for practically-based positions)
  • Accuracy and a keen eye for detail
  • Problem solving
  • MRP/ERP knowledge
  • Understanding of industry relevant standards (for example ISO9001 or AS9100)

To discuss manufacturing opportunities please contact our team