Michael Page continues its partnership with The Manufacturer to tackle the skills shortage

The UK manufacturing sector has long faced a chronic skills shortage, and this issue has only worsened in recent years with disruptions like Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. We are also seeing a new age of skills in the manufacturing sector, in order to rise up to the demand of digitalisation  (industry 4.0), electrification and sustainability.

To help promote best practices for manufacturing leaders and businesses, Michael Page is continuing its partnership with The Manufacturer, an industry leading publication providing senior manufacturing leaders with thought leadership articles, regulatory updates, and best practice case studies. This strategic alliance will aim to address key skills related challenges in the industry, and enable modern, digitalised, and sustainable ways of working.

We are thrilled with how well the partnership with The Manufacturer has gone over the last 12 months. It has allowed us to create a strong foundation to further support and advise the manufacturing industry, leveraging our 23 years of experience in the sector. Through this partnership, we have also been able to celebrate the successes within the industry. It’s been great getting involved at events such as the MX Awards and sponsoring the Top 100 where we recommended up-and-coming stars in manufacturing space. Being part of these big industry moments has been a real honour and we can’t wait to see what else is in store as our partnership continues to grow.

- Joe Walton, Director, Michael Page Manufacturing 

Michael Page Manufacturing are experts in the placement of engineering and manufacturing professionals with leading employers, from fast growing SMEs to blue-chip multinationals. Over the past year alone, we have facilitated over 50,000 candidate applications and placed almost 3,000 specialists into roles across the UK.

In a competitive, candidate-short market like this, our deep market expertise, large candidate network, and collaborative, consultative approach makes all the difference to our partners. 

Hiring top talent has emerged as a key challenge in UK manufacturing space. In order to meet this challenge, we’ve given businesses the power to know exactly how to attract candidates in an uncertain market. 

Our 2023 Guide to Salaries and Hiring Strategy in Manufacturing, Procurement, and Supply Chain provides the latest regional salary data along with other key insights such as hiring timelines, the rise of the new leader and what that means for your business, as well as expert advice on upgrading your Employer Value Proposition.