What does this industry cover?
Manufacturing and Engineering is a diverse sector that includes people who conceive, design, manufacture, assemble, install, repair, package and sell manufactured products.
Sectors included are: Engineering, Boatbuilding and Shipbuilding, Jewellery Manufacture, Locksmithing, Watch and Clock Service and Repair.
New technologies are a major driver for change, such as automation and robotics, 3D printing technology, sensors and data analytics. This means we are seeing an increase of the range of products that can be engineered or manufactured. There are now more opportunities for business to increase efficiency and productivity by taking advantage of these technologies.
Other changes in areas such as Locksmithing has seen it change from mechanical to electronic which means that new skills are needed to understand highly sophisticated security systems.