The manufacturing & engineering sector is hugely important to the development and growth of the UK by providing employment opportunities and creating essential products. However, the industry is facing challenges in attracting skilled workers, often due to common misconceptions surrounding what it is really like to work in this sector.
To address this challenge, organisations such as Made in Group are working to promote the industry and showcase the opportunities available in manufacturing. Made in Group, comprised of Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, helps manufacturing companies with their recruitment efforts by connecting them with potential employees, providing training and development opportunities for existing staff and promoting their business as an employer of choice.
Made Futures is an initiative that was established by Made in Group to promote the manufacturing industry and address the skills gap. This initiative is designed to inspire young people to consider a career in manufacturing by providing them with information about the industry and the opportunities available.
Made in Group provides a platform for companies to showcase their products and services, connect with other businesses, and access training and development opportunities. Made in Group also offers a job board called Made Futures, where member companies can post job vacancies and connect with potential employees.
Through the innovative digital platform which Made in Group have developed, both Midlands and Yorkshire members can easily post all of their job vacancies onto the Made Futures jobs board. From there, these vacancies are shared out to Made in Group's network of thousands, including through high-traffic website pages and popular social media platforms.