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Firms encouraged to open their doors on National Manufacturing Day

Some of Britain’s best-known companies will offer schools, colleges and local communities a ‘through-the-keyhole’ look into their facilities to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on 7 July 2022.


National Manufacturing Day is a new initiative announced by manufacturers’ organisation Make UK, which has launched a dedicated microsite for companies taking part.

Manufacturers from aerospace to food and drink are being encouraged to host a celebration to showcase their production operations and put on a series of events for visitors so they can talk directly to members of staff about how the business works.

The aim is to encourage all age groups, from school leavers to more experienced workers looking at re-skilling, to consider the possibilities of a career in manufacturing.

Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, said:

“This is a really exciting day where the whole manufacturing sector will come together to celebrate the amazing things that Britain designs and makes. During the pandemic, Britain’s manufacturers stayed open to keep the country running and switched production almost overnight to make vital medical supplies. But this sector is agile and exciting all of the time, not just in times of crisis.

“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 amazing opportunities and we hope this first 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.”

Manufacturers interested in taking part can download an event template to return to Make UK. For more information, visit nationalmanufacturingday.org.

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