Manufacturing is the production of goods from the beginnings as raw materials to after sales services. Manufacturing today is usually high-tech production on a large scale.  Most manufacturing processes are automated to ensure products meet quality standards and can be produced in large volumes to meet demand. Advanced manufacturing involves the use of technology to improve products and processes.


There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over


Of employment in the region

Did You Know?

Manufacturings approx national wage average is
higher than the whole economy average.

Of people employed in the sector are women nationally

Nationally around

of the workforce is aged 16-24
Manufacturing workers often work shifts 24 hrs a day 365 days a year

CAN-PACK UK has produced its 10 billionth can, enough cans to stretch to the moon a nd black.  The plant produces 6 million cans a day.


Manufacturing of Chemicals and pharmaceuticals is prominent in the Humber

Will there be opportunities available?

of manufacturers plan to recruit an engineering apprentice in the next 12 months.
Manufacturing is creating high-skilled jobs; the sector needs

science, technology and engineering professionals to replace those leaving the industry IN COMING YEARS

Manufacturing workers often work shifts 24 hrs a day 365 days a year

Employment trends for the Humber show that this is an increasing sector for employment


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