Manufacturing and Engineering jobs

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If you like building, making and designing or solving technical problems, this could be the industry for you. Keep reading to find out what the manufacturing and engineering industry could offer you.

There are around 7500 manufacturing and engineering companies in your local area alone, providing many job opportunities such as a Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Quality Technician and much more. You could work on some really exciting projects that are used worldwide and you could earn up to £32,000 a year or more.

Electronic Engineers design and develop systems that are used for lots of different things, such as your smartphone, manufacturing or even aerospace technology. The national average for this job is £45,000 per year.
Welders work with materials such as metals, alloys, and composite materials, such as plastics, using specialist welding methods. The national average salary for this job is £26,000 a year.
A Sewing Machinist stitches pieces of material together to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. The national average salary for this job is £14,000 - £21,000 a year.

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Did you know? More people in Leeds City Region are employed in the manufacture of medical instruments than anywhere else in the UK.

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