A manufacturing job involves the creation of new products either from raw materials or by assembling different components through physical, chemical or mechanical means.
Investing in talent - With a skills shortage in the sector, employers are retaining their productive workforce as well as actively seeking new talent and offering unique opportunities. If you’re the type of person who takes pride in delivering quality work and strives to improve, expect to receive recognition as the sector is focused on quality rather than cutting costs
Variation - The world is your oyster when it comes to a career in manufacturing as the sector is not only large, it’s diverse as well. Amongst many others, there is food, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, chemical, textiles and civil engineering – the list goes on. Whether you have your sights set on research and development or logistics, you’ll definitely find an area that takes your fancy.
Strengthening your skillset – If you’re technically minded, hands-on and can communicate well, manufacturing would perfectly compliment your skillset. Employers in manufacturing will be keen to expand on your existing skills as well as helping you develop learning new ones as technology continues to evolve.
Aberdeen (the Granite City) earned its reputation as the "energy capital of Europe "for its significant involvement in the Oil and Gas industry over the last 40 years. Many of the industry key players have a considerable presence in the City and use it as a base for work in the North Sea and beyond. Aberdeen has the largest heliport in the world and an important service ship harbour port serving offshore oil rigs, Aberdeen is often called the "Oil Capital of Europe". The number of jobs created by the energy industry in and around Aberdeen has been estimated at over half a million. The majority of the largest oil fields in the UK sector of the North Sea were found in the waters to the north and east of the Scottish mainland, with the more northerly fields found to the east of the Orkney and Shetland islands. Now, the city is gearing up for the next – and potentially most critical – phase of its evolution, using its proven oil and gas infrastructure and expertise to become a world leader in renewable energy. Significant knowledge and experience in offshore project management, underwater cables and foundations, semi-submersibles, moorings, autonomous vehicles and robotics is transferable and essential to the commercial-scale success of offshore wind and other offshore renewable energy.