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Manufacturing and Advanced Engineering in the North East

Facts & Figures

11.3% of the North East employment is in manufacturing
500,000+ vehicles produced
15.3% of the North East economy

Advanced manufacturing is the process of mass producing products on demand from raw materials or component parts using the latest technologies to maintain efficiency.

Across the North East, advanced manufacturing is globally focused with strong clusters in automotive and pharmaceuticals. We manufacture automotive products including passenger cars, trains and heavy off-road vehicles and a range of parts and components. Our medicines cluster is established over many years with a range of business models and international investments. Substantial growth potential lies in international trade and investment, as well as local supply chains.

Today’s advanced engineering and manufacturing jobs look a lot different than they did 20 years ago. Now, they’re increasingly high-tech. They blend engineering skills—like industrial design and quality control—with traditional manufacturing skills—like welding or machining. Take time to look at the opportunities here that can enable you to apply your skills to modern machinery, products and designs.

Are you a naturally good fit for working in manufacturing?

Communication Skills To work with team members and clients from all backgrounds, as well as follow and deliver instructions
Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills To identify when certain processes are not working well and why. This includes the ability to ask questions and correct weaknesses
Analytical skills To figure out how systems work and how certain aspects of working conditions, operations, and environment may affect the outcome of projects
Computer application experience To effectively use computers that work with CAD/CAM technology, CNC machine tools, and computerized measuring machines
Mechanical and technical skills To safely operate specialized machinery such as drill presses and milling machines, as well as properly handle metalworking or other complicated processes
Manual dexterity Is also essential for many manufacturing jobs involving hands-on production and accuracy

Local Manufacturing and Engineering Jobs

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These are some of the companies in the North East operating in manufacturing and engineering

Local Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeships

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Local Manufacturing and Engineering Courses

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