NMIS Careers in Manufacturing


Pivoting to the Manufacturing sector

About this event

With only 8% of working adults from underrepresented groups taking up careers in engineering, we have teamed up with the Association for Black and Ethnic minority Engineers (AFBE-UK) and Equate Scotland to develop a programme that can help tackle this under-representation and attract and support young people to explore a career in manufacturing and engineering.

The Transition programme will be delivered by AFBE and Equate Scotland and will include:

  • presentations from leading professionals in the manufacturing sector
  • sessions on personal branding
  • interview workshop
  • mock interview sessions
  • follow up mentoring

As an attendee, not only will you will gain valuable information about how to pivot into the manufacturing sector, you will hear inspirational insights from professionals who have already taken action and have moved into other engineering careers for the benefit of their future aspirations. The programme will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with industry experts and other professionals as well as offer a route for exploring the other training programmes delivered through the NMIS Group.

10.00 – 10.05 Registration and introductions

10.05 – 10.10 Introduction to the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

10.10 – 10.30 My transition story

10.30 – 10.40 Re-skilling for Net-zero

10.40 – 11.00 Getting hired in the digital age

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.05 Speed networking

12.05 – 13.05 Lunch break

13.05 – 14.05 Mock interviews

14.05 – 14.20 Break

14.20 – 15.00 Panel discussion

15.00 – 15.15 Feedback and closing remarks

Who will benefit?

This training is suited to individuals that are interested in working in the manufacturing sector. You may be a recent engineering graduate, or you may have worked in engineering for a while and are ready for a move into a new part of the sector. We also welcome those with an engineering background who have recently been made redundant and seeking new opportunities.

Let’s recap

You have an opportunity to be selected for the government-funded diversity in the workplace programme for the manufacturing industry. Whilst you gain work experience in the manufacturing sector, the Scottish government will pay up to six months of your salary in the company to which you are assigned.

Date: Wednesday, 25th of May, 2022

Time: 10:00 – 15:15 PM

Speakers: From across the UK Engineering and Manufacturing industries

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See you there!