Hundreds of British manufacturing companies are opening their doors in a UK-wide Open House this Thursday, giving their local communities the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer in our exciting and diverse sector.
The events map is filled with exciting events around the country, where schools, colleges, universities and members of the public will be able to experience first-hand what manufacturers do, how they create some of our most loved household brands and see some of the most cutting-edge tech used in business anywhere in the world.
Companies from aerospace, engineering, defence to food and drink are hosting a gigantic celebration to showcase their production operations, how their company works and to put on a series of fun events throughout the day.
Cosmetics retailer Lush is just one of the businesses hosting an open day for its local schools and community where visitors will get the chance to take part in live product creation sessions – and make their very own bath bomb. They will also see Lush’s Green Hub, the brand’s pioneering investment into the circular economy.
Also supporting National Manufacturing Day is Welsh Government Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething who is visiting Caerbont Automotive Instruments in Swansea. He will get the chance to understand the unique design and manufacturing processes of bespoke gauges for high end classic cars and display systems for industry to monitor pressure and temperature.
To see what’s happening near you, look at our dedicated microsite National Manufacturing Day (NMD). It’s easy, just use the postcode finder and sign up for an event.
Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers organisation said: "This is a really exciting day where the whole manufacturing sector will come together to celebrate the things that Britain designs and makes.
“Our companies are at the forefront of global renewable technology development and some of the most innovative engineering developments seen anywhere around the world. This is a sector with a host of wonderful opportunities for people of all ages and we hope this second National Manufacturing Day will give people who have never had the chance to see inside their local businesses just what is going on and the opportunities available to them.”