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National Manufacturing Day, 26 September 2024

National Manufacturing Day, 26 September 2024

We are delighted to share with you details of this year’s National Manufacturing Day (NMD) which will take place on Thursday 26th September. The initiative is again being led by the trade body Make UK, manufacturers the length and breadth of the country are opening up their businesses to schools, colleges, and local communities to show the amazing careers within the sector.

National Manufacturing Day is the ideal opportunity for students, teachers, and career advisors to visit manufacturing facilities that are normally closed to the public to see for themselves the high-tech opportunities on offer – from engineering, and robotics to data analysis and innovation.  This initiative will also help towards Gatsby Benchmark 6.

You and your students will have the chance to experience what modern-day manufacturing looks like, as well as enable you all to see that manufacturing can be both exciting and rewarding. You will be able to meet the teams and hear first-hand what inspired them to join a career in manufacturing.

You can find out more including a pack of educational resources at

To arrange a visit you can check on the postcode finder your local manufacturer that is taking part and if there aren’t any nearby listed, please email and they can approach a nearby manufacturer on your behalf.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen