Manufacturing showcase aims to dispel sector’s ‘outdated image’
By Anthony Clark
Posted 24 July 2012
The Science Museum in London has today (24 July) opened the 'Make it in Great Britain' exhibition, a showcase for some of the country’s best and most technically advanced manufacturers.
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The aim of the display, which features amongst others McLaren, BAE Systems and Axon Automotive, is to alert young people to the career opportunities available in high tech manufacturing – an objective backed by Business Secretary Vince Cable who opened the temporary exhibition.
“Generating £137bn each year and employing 2.5 million people, manufacturing is a vital part of the UK’s economy,” said Cable.
“Perceptions of the industry are outdated and need to change if we are going to attract the talent needed to support manufacturing in the long term.
“Both government and industry have a role to play, which is why we launched the 'Make it in Great Britain' campaign and are hosting this exhibition.”
Cable was joined by Business minister Mark Prisk, who said the display will “showcase some of the exciting great innovations of today”.
“There is a range of rewarding career opportunities available, requiring advanced skills and expertise,” he added.
“I would encourage people to come along to the exhibition and see first hand what manufacturing can offer them.”
The 'Make it in Great Britain' exhibition is located near the main entrance of the Science Museum, above the shop.
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