Business Minister Mark Prisk today officially launched this year’s See Inside Manufacturing programme to encourage young people to consider a career in manufacturing.
See Inside Manufacturing involves businesses from across the food & drink, aerospace & defence and automotive sectors who will open their doors for over 100 events throughout June to show young people, teachers and careers advisers what exciting opportunities exist in 21st century manufacturing.
Thousands of people are expected to visit iconic names such as Coca Cola, Mars, Warburtons, Aston Martin, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus and GKN Aerospace over the coming weeks and get hands on with the latest designs and technologies that make Britain one of the world’s leading manufacturing nations.
Mr 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.
“The See Inside Manufacturing programme complements the work of our Make it in Great Britain campaign, which is challenging the perceptions that we don’t make anything in this country anymore, and will culminate in an exhibition at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”