Ruth Mitchell

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Government launch new manufacturing careers programme

The Government have launched a new programme to encourage young people to consider a career in the manufacturing industry.

See Inside Manufacturing will feature a cross section of participants from across the food & drink, aerospace, defence and automotive sectors, and will illustrate the possibilities of a career in manufacturing to young people, teachers and careers advisers.

At 100 events throughout June, thousands of participants will be given access to names including Coca Cola, Mars, Warburtons, Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus and GKN Aerospace. Attendees will be given access to the latest designs and technologies which make Britain one of the world’s leading manufacturing nations.

Launching the scheme at Coca Cola Enterprises in Edmonton, London, the Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “This year See Inside Manufacturing is bigger and better following the success of its pilot last year in the automotive sector – when over 1000 people visited 100 events across the country to learn more about the exciting opportunities available in manufacturing.

“Now with the aerospace & defence and food & drink businesses taking part, we have our biggest ever opportunity to help change perceptions of manufacturing and give people a taste of what the industry is like today. I encourage as many people as possible to get involved and come along to one of the many events taking place throughout June.”

It is hoped that the See Inside Manufacturing Programme will compliment the work of the Make it in Great Britain campaign, which aims to challenge the perception that the UK is no longer a manufacturing nation. The campaign will culminate in an exhibition at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The extension of See Inside Manufacturing to the aerospace sector comes ahead of the Farnborough International Air Show next month. The Government has been working closely with the industry through the Aerospace Growth Partnership and will make a number of announcements at the event in July.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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