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National Manufacturing Day is a chance for UK manufacturers to open their doors and invite the local community and local schools to visit their sites for a day and experience what modern day manufacturing looks like. It will give students the chance to see that manufacturing can be both exciting and rewarding, using the latest in cutting edge digital technologies which to deliver highly skilled roles with salaries 12% above the national average.

To arrange a visit you can check on the postcode finder to find a local manufacturer that is taking part. Don’t worry if there aren’t any near you listed, Make UK will be able to find a suitable business near you to visit as more companies are signing up to take part every day. Just email and we can approach a nearby manufacturer on your behalf to set up a visit.


We have a number of resources in the run up to the day to be used in a classroom setting, or on the day itself if you are unable to make a trip to a site work.

Apprentice and Skills Brochure [.pdf]

Apprenticeship Standards [.pdf]

Routes Into Engineering [.pdf]


Skills Miner Game

Big Bang


Enspire City Game

Kids Invent Stuff

Website about their YouTube Channel

Robotics Challenge


Videos to show young people about a career in manufacturing.

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Make UK Apprenticeships

This is just the beginning

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You are the Future Makers

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Parent and son experience of Apprenticeships

The ASK programme

The ASK programme is fully funded by the Department for Education and offers secondary schools and FE establishments in England access to support to increase awareness of apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels amongst students, parents, carers, teachers and career advisers.

The programme provides a range of free resources for schools and colleges with activities available through face-to-face or online/virtual engagement.

Activity Packs for Students

Resources for parents
and guardians

These interactive activity packs have been designed for different year groups to help support students in discovering more about their career options after school or college to ensure that they make the right career choices for them.

These resources have been tailored for parents, guardians and carers to help them support young people in making informed career choices.

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