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thank you to all the
organisations for
getting behind and
supporting the uk’s first

national manufacturing day

Watch this space for news of NMD 2023
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 28th September


On 7 July 2022, as part of a UK-wide Open House, Manufacturers opened the doors to their factories and sites and invited the public in for a behind-the-scenes look at how their facilities work.

Local communities had the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer within the wonderfully diverse manufacturing sector, as employers engaged with all age groups - from school leavers, graduates, people looking to reskill and the local residents. 

For Make UK and Manufacturers, this was an opportunity to showcase the diversity of our sector,  the range of highly skilled jobs on offer and the amazing opportunities for reskilling and career development within manufacturing in the UK.


Manufacturers participated in a number of ways, from a single tour to a full programme of events, with Make UK assisting every step of the journey.


Together, we demonstrated the value of a manufacturing apprenticeship as an alternative route post school/college. National Manufacturing Day was a celebration of all of our sub sectors including automotive, food and drink, aerospace, defence, chemical and pharma.


A big thank you to everyone that took part.



Explore our interactive map and locate one of the many UK manufacturing employers, throughout the country, pledged to opening their doors on National Manufacturing Day.


We're asking you to join the ever growing number of employers who have pledged to open their doors on National Manufacturing Day. We have some fantastic companies on board and we'd love for you to be part of this national gathering. Help to grow the awareness of manufacturing and the fantastic careers which can be made for the next generation.

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