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?

people are employed within the British Steel supply chain alone


of England’s manufacturing jobs based within Yorkshire and the Humber region

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.


The region is strong in manufacturing linked to healthcare technologies, with large, market leading companies located here including Smith and NephewReckitt(formerly RB) and Croda

Will there be opportunities available?

The manufacturing sector has adopted new technologies and provided new jobs for workers. The industry is now experiencing exciting and exponential change, as technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly changing the workplace. While some predicted that these new technologies would eliminate jobs, the reverse has happened—more jobs are being created.

76% of manufacturers currently have at least one EU national working in their business, and on average EU nationals make up 11% of a manufacturer’s workforce. Any reduction in the availability of EU nationals will only make the skills shortage worse.

Currently 40% of manufacturers say 40% of their workforce is above the age of 50, and while they are keen to keep hold of these workers – who often possess specialist skills – there is a growing need to attract the next generation.


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