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Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing are two related fields that involve the design, development, production, and optimisation of products and processes. Engineering is focused on the design and development of products, while manufacturing is focused on the production and optimisation of those products.


Engineering involves using scientific and mathematical principles to design and develop new products or improve existing ones. This may involve prototyping, testing, and iterating on designs until they meet the desired specifications. Engineering also involves considering factors such as safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.


Manufacturing involves the production and assembly of products, often using machinery and automation systems. It involves optimising production processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure product quality. Manufacturing also involves managing supply chains, sourcing materials, and ensuring that products meet regulatory requirements.


Those working in engineering and manufacturing are essential to businesses because they are responsible for creating and producing the products that the business sells. They play a critical role in ensuring that products meet customer needs and expectations while being produced efficiently and cost-effectively.


Efficient and effective engineering and manufacturing processes can help businesses stay competitive by reducing costs, improving quality, and increasing production speed. Those working in the field are also responsible for ensuring that products meet safety and regulatory requirements, which is critical for maintaining the company's reputation and avoiding legal issues.

|   Roles in Engineering & Manufacturing

Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Process Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Materials Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Quality Manager, Process Improvement Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Technician.

|   Salaries in Engineering & Manufacturing

The salaries for engineering and manufacturing roles vary depending on the level of experience and responsibility required for the position. Entry-level engineering positions can earn an average salary of £25,000 per year, while those with more experience can earn up to £60,000 per year. Engineering managers and directors can earn upwards of £80,000 per year. We work closely with our clients to determine the appropriate salary range for each role, ensuring fair compensation for our candidates.

|   How to get into Engineering & Manufacturing

Individuals moving into engineering and manufacturing roles come from diverse backgrounds, and often possess a combination of education, work experience, and personal qualities. Some common backgrounds for those moving into engineering and manufacturing include mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science. However, candidates with backgrounds in other fields such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics can also excel in engineering and manufacturing roles. Successful engineering and manufacturing professionals tend to possess excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.

|   The future of Engineering & Manufacturing

As technology continues to advance, the future of engineering and manufacturing will undoubtedly change. However, one thing that will remain constant is the need for skilled professionals to design, develop, and produce high-quality products. Companies that invest in recruiting and training talented individuals for engineering and manufacturing roles are likely to succeed in the long run. At Green Orchard Recruitment, we stay up to date with the latest industry trends and work with our clients to ensure they are prepared for the future of engineering and manufacturing.

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