Manufacturing theme

 

Supporting and promoting the manufacturing sector, and the engineers working in it, is key to contributing to a prosperous economy.

Manufacturing generates over 60% of all UK exports and employs three million people, and its success is vital. Manufacturing embodies the lifecycle of activities:

  • Research, design and development
  • Production and logistics
  • Service provision
  • End of life management

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manufacturing
reports and policy statements

  • Manufacturing and Engineering Annual Report 2017/18

    Now in its sixth year, the MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey continues to point to sector trends and highlights the challenges and opportunities that our makers and engineers face.

  • UK Engineering 2016

    In March 2016 ICE, IET and IMechE commissioned John Uff QC to lead a review of UK professional engineering. In response the three institutions have agreed to put in place five work streams.

  • Manufacturing prospects report

    The Institution and BDO accountants and business advisers carried out a survey that questioned manufacturing companies to ask their opinions on the likely effects of Brexit on their businesses.

  • Engineering a future outside the EU: securing the best outcome for the UK

    This report hails the government’s renewed focus on industrial strategy as a major opportunity to help the UK compete on the world stage, but warns that Brexit must not restrict access to engineering skills from across Europe.


Comment and analysis

Dr Jenifer Baxter

Dr Jenifer Baxter

Head of Engineering

Dr Jenifer Baxter joined the Institution in May 2015. Jenifer works closely with members to raise the profile of engineers and engineering potential, to generate discussion and provide thought leadership.

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Manufacturing sector page

Manufacturing sector page

Visit the Manufacturing sector page to read the latest sector news, events and job information.

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