Make UK’s National Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase the range of highly skilled and well-paid jobs they have on offer by throwing open their doors in a UK wide Open House. Local communities had the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer within the manufacturing sector – there are career opportunities for school leavers, graduates and people looking to reskill at all levels.

Click here to download a case study showing how some of our members participated in 2023.

National Manufacturing Day 2024

The third National Manufacturing Day (NMD) will take place on Thursday 26 September 2024. Industry trade body Make UK is spearheading the campaign and once again are inviting every manufacturing company across the UK to take part in this national day of celebration. The idea is simple – you just have to invite a section of the local community into your business. Showcasing first-hand the breadth of diverse and well-paid career opportunities on offer to either school, colleges, friends & family, local job seekers.  

Last year, hundreds of businesses took part on the day and found the national celebration to be a wonderful recruitment tool to fill their vacancies and encourage new talent into the sector.

It’s really simple to sign up –  Get Involved | NMD 2024

All you need to sign up is your company name, a simple description of what you do and a contact email – Make UK can help you work out the details of the event in the coming weeks. There are plenty resources and ideas already on a dedicated website to help with planning. Find out more here: Home | NMD 2024.

Make UK will again partner with the government’s Department for Education which will publicise the events in all schools, colleges and training centres – the events will be easy to find using the postcode finder on the National Manufacturing Day website. The Department for Work and Pensions will also display the events in all job centres, while working with companies to arrange bespoke interviews on the day for specific vacancies you may have.

One hint from last year – invite your local schools and colleges as soon as possible so they can plan your visit into their activity schedules for the year, schools usually plan at least six months in advance. Here is a template letter to help you do this: Manufacturers Resources | NMD 2024

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