British manufacturing companies will be opening their doors in a UK-wide open house on July 7th 2022, giving local communities the chance to see first-hand the potential careers and jobs on offer within the exciting and diverse manufacturing sector. The aim is to encourage all age groups, from school leavers to more experienced workers looking at reskilling, to consider the possibilities of a career in manufacturing.
Companies ranging from aerospace to food and drink will host a celebration to showcase their production and company operations, with various events held throughout the day. Visitors will be able to talk directly to members of staff and discover the opportunities available to them.
Make UK has created a dedicated microsite where companies taking part will detail the events they are planning for National Manufacturing Day. Schools and local residents interested in seeing what is available in their area will be able to search the site using a postcode finder, to pinpoint those businesses closest to them.On the day, Make UK will host a special event at its technology hub in Birmingham, where it will be sharing insight on how to start a career in the manufacturing sector and highlighting its commitment to apprenticeships and the help provided to create the skilled workforce of the future.
Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, said: “This is a really exciting day where the whole manufacturing sector will come together to celebrate the amazing things that Britain designs and makes. During the pandemic, Britain’s manufacturers stayed open to keep the country running and switched production almost overnight to make vital medical supplies.
“But this sector is agile and exciting all of the time, not just in times of crisis. Our companies are at the forefront of global renewable technology development and some of the most innovative engineering developments seen anywhere around the world. This is a sector with amazing opportunities and we hope this first National Manufacturing Day will give people who have never had the chance to see inside their local businesses just what is going on and the opportunities available to them.”