The Post Industrial Society : Manufacturing in the UK is far from over. It’s set to grow and we need to re-establish our name as a source of quality goods. We got complacent, but we are turning this around.
There are no jobs in manufacturing, the skills are not needed anymore : This is no longer true and apprenticeships should not be seen as second class to a university degree. In fact many engineering apprenticeships involve a degree, but with real, transferable skills.
Jeremy Cannon of South West Durham Training and Darren Race, MD of E4 Learning Solutions spoke of the massive range of exciting careers in engineering, and the UK being the home of the world’s best innovators.
Councillor Henry Nicholson said “the future of South West Durham and wider communities depends on engineering and manufacturing in small to medium sized businesses” He talked about our hankering for the “golden age” of industry. We are now looking potentially at a new “golden generation” who should be given the right opportunities to shine.