Manufacturing is the production of goods through the conversion of raw materials, parts, or components into a finished product ready for sale. This finished product may be sold directly to the manufacturers’ customers, to wholesalers who will distribute the goods to their customers, or to other manufacturers for use it in the manufacture of their products. Technology and automation are playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing, ensuring high volumes and consistent quality of products can be achieved.
Engineering is the design, construction, use and maintenance of machinery, or structures such as roads or bridges. It involves the application of maths, science and technical knowledge to solve problems. It is one of the broadest sectors, with many different specialist areas, such as aerospace, automotive, control and instrumentation, electrical, materials, mechanical, process or rail.
Source: BRES (2021), DfE, EngineeringUK
Source: British Chamber of Commerce, IET, Make UK, BRES (2021)
The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Use the boxes below to simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.