Across the UK, the manufacturing has experienced a plethora of challenges, from the impacts of Covid-19 to navigating the Brexit transition period and new trade deal. This has seen huge changes in the landscape of the sector, and a as a result a shift it the skills companies are looking for and the talent that is available. 

Looking ahead, attracting and securing top talent will be crucial in the next steps for all businesses, building upon organisational change and transformation to thrive in 2021. To support our customers in developing the teams they need for success and finding the right roles to drive their careers forward, we have divided this guide into two areas of focus:

Recruiting, talent trends, and skills

As part of our comprehensive market overview, we highlight the competitiveness and current processes of hiring in manufacturing, where talent is looking for roles and the breakdown of the availability of talent, as well as the key skills for manufacturing and emerging soft skills across the UK.

Salaries in manufacturing 

With competition for the best talent remaining fierce, we break down the average salaries for the most advertised roles, looking at regional trends and fluctuations. More than ever, understanding salary expectations and market rates, is key to future-proofing your talent pipeline and understanding your professional worth in the current landscape.   

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