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NCW2024 – Manufacturing and Engineering

We are proud to be home to impressive manufacturing names, including some globally recognised companies, providing just over 13% of Plymouth’s jobs!

Plymouth Manufacturing Group (PMG), brings together more than 50 Plymouth-based companies to share their experience and encourages the development of the industry.

Key roles in this sector include:

  • electrical engineer

  • warehouse operative

  • mechanical engineer

  • production technician

  • marine engineer.

Key skills for this sector include:

  • attention to detail

  • following instructions

  • thinking outside the box

  • teamwork

  • reliability.

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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