Make it better, move it faster

Manufacturing, processing and logistics deals with products, from their creation to their delivery. The sector is responsible for almost every good in some way, be it the bricks and concrete used in construction, the food stocked in supermarkets, or the drugs used to treat patients.

Manufacturing and processing apprenticeships focus on textiles, food, furniture, glass, metals and printing, among others, and offer the opportunity to train in different roles, from operating huge machines in a factory to working with hand tools in a small workshop. The logistics apprenticeships deal with a range of functions, such as inventory management, warehousing, distribution, transport, and customer service.

Among the apprenticeships on offer in this sector is the brewer role, which encompasses different tasks and responsibilities depending on the employer, which range from large-scale producers to micro-breweries. Alternatively, you could become a manufacturing engineer and support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products or product refresh programmes

There is also the food and drink advanced engineer degree apprenticeship, which will train you to deliver efficient, effective and high performance food and drink production processes and systems, as well as the international freight forwarding specialist apprenticeship, an administrative role in which you’ll ensure that the company you work for and its clients remain compliant with all applicable customs, import and export laws and regulations.

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