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NCW2023 – Manufacturing and Engineering

We are proud to be home to several impressive manufacturing names, including some globally recognised companies. Plymouth has the highest concentration of manufacturing employment on the south coast of Britain, providing just over 13% of Plymouth’s jobs and is a highly innovative sector.

Plymouth Manufacturing Group (PMG), brings together more than 50 Plymouth-based companies to share information and experience and encourages the development of the industry. Among the members are specialist companies including Babcock, BD (Becton Dickinson), Bombardier Transportation, Burts, Collins Aerospace, Fine Tubes/Ametek, Hellermann Tyton, Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Mars Wrigley Confectionary, MSubs, NOV Fiber Glass, Plessey, Princess Yachts International, Rittal-CSM, Schneider Electric, The Barden Corporation and ViSpring. We also have Plymouth Science Park on our doorstep providing world-class office, research and laboratory space to support technology and science-based businesses to accelerate their growth and success.


Looking to train in the manufacturing and engineering industries? After school-based provision, there are courses from entry-level to postgraduate qualifications. City College Plymouth, the University of Plymouth’s School of Engineering, and South West Manufacturing Advisory Ltd (SWMAS) are great places to start. You can also access this industry through apprenticeships. Click here for our latest Apprenticeship Bulletin.

To explore specific job roles in manufacturing and engineering, as well as information on salary, work patterns, the different entry routes and what skills you will need, click here for manufacturing, and click here for engineering, to explore the free resources from the National Careers Service.


For more localised information on Plymouth’s manufacturing sector, click here to explore the Plymouth Makes website.


Interested in current and upcoming opportunities? Come along to the Early Careers Fair this Saturday, between 10am and 2pm at Home Park.



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