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Watch: Manufacturers should be keen to attract more school leavers


The industry already employs 2.5 million people throughout the UK, but with continued demand for British made and designed products, manufacturers should be keen to attract more school leavers as many receive their GSCE results

With students around the UK having recently received their GSCE and A Level results, many will be considering their futures, while businesses and industries will be looking to attract the cream of the crop.

One such British industry is the manufacturing sector, which already employs 2.5 million people across the country. However, with high demand for British products both domestically and from global markets, the manufacturing industry is continuing to consider recruitment of young people and encourage school leavers to consider the industry.

Watch our video as we go behind the scenes at British furniture manufacturer QFC who produce products for brands such as Heart of House at Argos and meet developer Martin Gill who started with the company straight from school at the age of 16. Plus we meet a couple of young designers helping to create products at Argos.

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Brian Everall

Editor at large, SalfordOnline.com