Make UK launches National Manufacturing Day 2024


National Manufacturing Day 2024

Manufacturers are being urged to open their doors and SIGN UP to the recently launched National Manufacturing Day 2024 to help attract new talent into our vibrant sector.

Hundreds of British manufacturing companies will once again open their doors for National Manufacturing Day – a UK-wide Open House on the 26 September, giving local communities the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer.

For the third year running, schools, colleges, universities and members of the public will be invited on NMD to experience first-hand what manufacturers do, how they create some of our most loved household brands and see some of the most cutting-edge tech used in business anywhere in the world.


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All manufacturers have to is sign up here Employer Form | NMD 2024 ( – you don’t need to provide any details of what you will do on the day, and MAKE UK has a variety of ideas for simple activities for schools and how to run a day.

Have a look at Manufacturers Resources | NMD 2024 ( to get some ideas of how to host schools and colleges.

Businesses from aerospace, engineering, defence to food and drink will host a gigantic celebration on National Manufacturing Day (NMD) to showcase their production operations, how their company works and to put on a series of fun events throughout the day.

Have a look at some of the exciting events that took place on NMD last year. Gallery 2023 | NMD 2024 (

Make UK will again partner with the Department for Education which will publicise the events in all schools, colleges and training centres – the events will be easy to find using the postcode finder on the dedicated NMD website. The Department for Work and Pensions will also display the events in all job centres, while working with companies to arrange bespoke interviews on the day for specific vacancies manufacturers may have.

It is advisable to invite your local schools and colleges as soon as possible so they can plan their visit into their activity schedules for the year – schools usually plan at least six months in advance. A template letter to assist in this process can be found here: Manufacturers Resources | NMD 2024 (

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