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Manufacturing and Advanced Engineering in Lancashire

Facts & Figures

85,000 people employed in Lancashire
20% of Lancashire’s 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 and with Lancashire’s strong history of engineering and manufacturing it has become home to global manufacturers, from aerospace giants to the world’s leading producers of specialist materials.

Our unrivalled manufacturing and engineering heritage and a strong skill set have helped other industries – such as medical, power generation and automotive – flourish.

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 skill, like industrial design and quality control, with traditional manufacturing skills like welding or machining.

With manufacturing being one of the largest employment sectors in Lancashire’s economy, take time to look at the opportunities here that can enable you to apply your love of technology 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 To identify when certain processes are not working well and why. This includes the ability to ask questions and correct weaknesses
Computer application experience To effectively use computers that work with CAD/CAM technology, CNC machine tools, and computerized measuring machines
Analytical skills To figure out how systems work and how certain aspects of working conditions, operations, and environment may affect the outcome of projects
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 and accuracy 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 Lancashire operating in manufacturing

Local Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeships

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Local Manufacturing and Engineering Courses

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