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.
Fife's three major towns are Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline (set to be awarded city status) and Glenrothes. According to the 2012 estimate, Dunfermline is the largest settlement by population, followed by Kirkcaldy then Glenrothes. These towns are well known centres for shipbuilding. Shipbuilding provided employment for 6,300 people(headcount), contributing 0.24% of the total Scottish employment and 8% of the marine economy employment. Scottish shipbuilding accounts for around 23% of turnover and 19% of GVA of total UK output of the industry in 2019.