• 3D printing technician

    3D printing technicians make different products, such as medical implants, car parts, aircraft parts or fashion accessories.

  • Aerospace engineer

    Aeronautical engineer

    Aerospace engineers design, test, build and maintain aeroplanes, spacecraft and satellites.

  • Aerospace engineering technician

    Aircraft maintenance technician

    Aerospace engineering technicians build, test and maintain commercial and military aircraft, and satellites.

  • Agricultural engineer

    Land-based engineer

    Agricultural engineers build, service and repair agricultural, horticultural and forestry machinery and equipment.

  • Agricultural engineering technician

    Agricultural service engineer, Land-based engineering technician

    Agricultural engineering technicians help to solve practical engineering problems in land-based industries.

  • Automotive engineer

    Automotive engineers design, develop, test and build cars and motorbikes.

  • Blacksmith

    Forge worker, artist blacksmith

    Blacksmiths work with different metals to make and repair decorative, industrial and everyday items.

  • Building services engineer

    Building services engineers design, fit and maintain the heating, lighting and power systems in offices, hospitals and shopping centres.

  • Car manufacturing worker

    Car maker, assembly line worker, motor vehicle assembler

    Car manufacturing workers build motor vehicles by assembling parts on a production line.

  • Chemical engineer

    Chemical engineers develop ways to turn raw materials into everyday products.

  • Chemical engineering technician

    Chemical engineering technicians develop processes used in the manufacturing of medicines, food, textiles and fuels.

  • Chemical plant process operator

    Chemical process operator, chemical plant worker, chemical plant operator

    Chemical plant process operators control machinery that makes chemical products, like paints, cleaning fluids and cosmetics.

  • CNC machinist

    CNC operator

    Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists make precision parts for the engineering and manufacturing industries.

  • Crane driver

    Mobile crane driver, tower crane operator

    Crane drivers operate lifting machinery at construction sites, quarries, mining sites, ports and warehouses.

  • Design and development engineer

    Research engineer, industrial designer

    Design engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new ideas and systems.

  • Dressmaker

    Seamstress, seamster

    Dressmakers create and alter clothing like dresses, trousers and shirts for their customers.

  • Electronics engineer

    Electronics engineers design and develop systems for industry, from mobile communications to manufacturing and aerospace.

  • Energy engineer

    Renewable energy engineer

    Energy engineers research, design and build power generation plants, and work in the oil and gas industry.

  • Engineering construction technician

    Engineering construction technicians support engineers to design, test, install, maintain, repair and decommission industrial facilities.

  • Engineering craft machinist

    Engineering craft machinists make parts for the manufacturing and engineering industries using equipment like cutters and grinders.

  • Engineering maintenance technician

    Engineering maintenance technicians service and repair equipment in industries like manufacturing, production and transport.

  • Engineering operative

    Engineering operatives make, service and repair machinery and tools across lots of different industries.

  • Food packaging operative

    Food packaging operatives work on production lines to put food and drink products into containers, cans or packets.

  • Food scientist

    Food technologist

    Food scientists and food technologists develop food and drink products, making sure they are safe to consume.

  • Footwear manufacturing operative


    Footwear manufacturing operatives make shoes, boots, slippers, sports and dance footwear for all ages.

  • Foundry mould maker

    Moulder, core maker, foundry castings maker

    Foundry moulders make moulds to shape molten metal into castings used to make parts for industry.

  • Foundry process operator

    Foundry worker

    Foundry process operators make metal castings and parts used in industry.

  • Garment technologist

    Clothing technician, textiles technician

    Garment technologists choose the right fabrics and designs for manufacturers to make clothes at a set cost.

  • Glassmaker

    Craft glassmaker, glass decorator, finisher

    Craft glassmakers design, make and decorate glass objects from windows, mirrors and tableware to one-off decorative pieces.

  • Knitting machinist

    Industrial knitter, knitting machine operator

    Knitting machinists produce products including clothing, soft furnishings and medical textiles on knitting machines.

  • Leather craftworker

    Leather worker, saddler

    Leather craftworkers make clothes, shoes and accessories from leather, using traditional methods.

  • Leather technologist

    Leather technologists prepare, treat and finish leather to make it ready for manufacturing.

  • Maintenance fitter

    Engineering maintenance fitter, maintenance engineer

    Maintenance fitters install, service and repair industrial machinery and equipment.

  • Manufacturing systems engineer

    Manufacturing systems engineers design and install manufacturing machinery and production lines.

  • Marine engineer

    Marine engineers design, build and repair boats, ships, submarines, offshore platforms and drilling equipment.

  • Materials engineer

    Materials scientist

    Materials engineers study how materials behave under different conditions and discover ways to improve their performance or put them to new uses.

  • Materials technician

    Materials technicians test how materials behave under different conditions to help develop new products and improve existing ones.

  • Meat process worker

    Meat factory worker, abattoir worker, slaughterhouse worker

    Meat process workers produce meat products for the food manufacturing, catering and food retail industries.

  • Mechanical engineering technician

    Mechanical maintenance technician

    Mechanical engineering technicians design, install and repair industrial machines and parts.

  • Metrologist

    Metrology technician, measurement and control engineer

    Metrologists use very precise measurements in science and industry to make sure that processes and products meet high standards.

  • Microbrewer

    Craft brewer, craft distiller

    Microbrewers produce and market their own alcoholic drinks like beers, ciders and gins.

  • Motor mechanic

    Light vehicle service technician, car mechanic

    Motor mechanics repair and service cars and vans.

  • Motorsport engineer

    Motorsport engineers design, test and build racing cars, rally cars and motorcycles.

  • Musical instrument maker and repairer

    Musical instrument technician

    Musical instrument makers and repairers construct new musical instruments and fix ones that have been damaged.

  • Naval architect

    Naval architects design, construct, refit and repair marine vessels and offshore structures.

  • Non-destructive testing technician

    NDT technician

    Non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians test materials and components used in buildings, structures and machinery.

  • Packaging technologist

    Packaging technologists design and develop packaging for different products.

  • Packer

    Order packer, packaging worker, bottler

    Packers work in factories and warehouses, putting products into containers like boxes, bottles and crates ready for delivery.

  • Paint sprayer

    Car paint sprayer, vehicle paint sprayer, body shop worker, paint technician

    Paint sprayers apply coatings and protective finishes to cars, vans, motorbikes and other vehicles.

  • Paper maker

    Paper manufacturing operative, paper manufacturing worker, paper mill worker

    Paper makers manufacture products like tissue, paper, cardboard and packaging from wood pulp and recycled materials.

  • Patent attorney

    Patent attorneys advise clients on how to apply for patents for new inventions, designs or processes.

  • Pattern cutter

    Pattern cutters create pattern templates based on drawings from a fashion designer to make clothes.

  • Product designer

    Industrial designer, 3D designer, prototype designer, inventor

    Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Production manager (manufacturing)

    Operations manager

    Production managers make sure manufacturing processes run smoothly and cost-effectively, and deliver products on time.

  • Production worker (manufacturing)

    Process operative, factory worker

    Production workers manufacture goods and parts in industries like pharmaceuticals, food and drink, battery technology and engineering.

  • Quality control assistant

    Quality control technician, quality assurance inspector

    Quality control assistants check that a company's services or products meet necessary standards.

  • Quarry worker

    Quarry operative, opencast mine worker, opencast miner

    Quarry workers dig out and process rock, slate, gravel and sand from quarries or mines.

  • Recycling operative

    Waste resources recycling operative, recycling centre operative

    Recycling operatives collect, sort and recycle materials like glass, paper and plastics from homes and businesses.

  • Reprographic assistant

    Print room operator

    Reprographic assistants use copiers, scanners and printers to make documents, brochures, leaflets and pictures.

  • Rolling stock engineering technician

    Rail engineering technician

    Rolling stock technicians service, maintain and repair train engines, carriages and other rail vehicles.

  • Roustabout

    Oil rig worker, oil and gas worker

    Roustabouts work on oil and gas rigs, looking after equipment, unloading supplies and helping the drilling team with tasks.

  • Sewing machinist

    Machinist, industrial sewing machinist, sewing machine operator

    Sewing machinists make clothes, accessories and soft furniture.

  • Sign maker

    Sign makers design, make and install signs for buildings, roads, vehicles and exhibition displays.

  • Technical brewer

    Technical brewers are in charge of beer making processes, quality control and packaging.

  • Technical textiles designer

    Textile technical specialist, analytical textiles technologist

    Technical textiles designers research, create and test textiles for use in healthcare, manufacturing and construction materials.

  • Textile dyeing technician

    Dyer, colour technologist

    Textile dyeing technicians create dyes to colour fibres and fabrics.

  • Textile operative

    Textile operatives spin natural and synthetic material into yarns and fabrics for use in clothing, furnishings and industrial products.

  • Textiles production manager

    Textiles manufacturing manager

    Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.

  • Toolmaker

    Toolmakers make the precision tools that are used in manufacturing to create products and parts.

  • Vehicle body repairer

    Panel beater, motor vehicle body repairer

    Vehicle body repairers mend damaged vehicle parts and bodywork using metalworking and finishing techniques.

  • Welder

    Pipe welder, MIG welder, TIG welder, arc welder, boilermaker

    Welders cut, join and shape metals, alloys and other materials in the manufacturing, construction and engineering industries.

  • Window fabricator

    Fenestration fabricator, window manufacturer, window maker

    Window fabricators make windows, doors, glass panels and curtain walls for homes and businesses.

  • Wood machinist

    Wood machinists cut and prepare timber for use in wood products.