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Engineering and manufacturing are critical to the society that we live in - we need engineers to maintain our telephone lines, maintain our water systems, help with the development of buildings and integrate technology in our everyday lives.
Naturally, with the scope of work being so wide, there’s no shortage of jobs in the engineering and manufacturing sector - particularly for those who are willing to learn new skills for their trade. Currently, the UK engineering industry alone hires 5.4 million people across 542,440 companies.
Engineering utilizes STEM subjects (Science, technology, engineering, and maths) to solve complex problems in whatever area it is required - ranging from aerospace, marine, electrical and everything in between. Engineering specialists are always busy working away at the next big thing, like maybe the new iPhone, or working on projects to improve things we already have such as the Thames Tideway scheme.
The key difference between engineering and manufacturing is the latter is concerned with execution, while the former is the planner. Manufacturing is more focused on the creation of the physical item in factories, or in laboratories. The two work in very close proximity to one another and there are many areas of crossover between the two - such as manufacturing engineering - whereas other areas have very little in common.