Manufacturing Sector Guide

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  • The manufacturing sector develops and makes a wide range of high technology products, many of which provide environmental and quality-of-life benefits.
  • The industry accounts for nearly 3 million jobs, and its product sales reach around £400bn each year.
  • Almost every object you see has been manufactured or processed, which is why the manufacturing sector is so important. It is always on the lookout for new processes and technologies which will make the manufacturing process faster, safer and more efficient.
  • The sector is made up of various industries, including food & beverage; transport; textiles; metals; computers, electronics & optics; machinery; furniture; pharmaceuticals and many more. This means that a career in manufacturing can offer lots of variety.
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Automation
Sponsored by TGW Group
  • TGW Logistics is a leading global systems provider with core markets in Fashion & Apparel, Grocery, and Industrial & Consumer Goods.
  • The company solves its customers’ supply chain challenges with highly automated, efficient and future-proof intralogistics systems.
  • TGW Logistics shapes the future by creating innovations and pioneering technologies that set the standard for high performance in the industry.
  • With roots reaching back to 1969, TGW Logistics is headquartered in Austria and has more than 3,700 employees worldwide.

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TGW Logistics has a unique culture which values the personal and technical growth of its employees as highly as the economic success of the business.

As a foundation-owned company, the majority of its profits stay in the organisation and are reinvested – in its employees and the technologies of tomorrow. You can read more about this on the ‘Culture & Values’ page of TGW’s Gradcracker hub.

Be a part of TGW’s success story

If you’re interested in applying to TGW, don’t forget to take a look at their ‘Application Process’ page, which gives you a step-by-step guide on what to expect throughout the process.

A unique and extraordinary place to work

There are some great rewards on offer at TGW. Their UK head office in Leicestershire has an in-house gym, roof terrace with BBQ and countryside views, and games such as pool and table football.

So, to start your career with an intralogistics expert that really does put its people at the heart of its business, then apply to TGW Logistics today.

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Engineering & Technology
Sponsored by Siemens
  • Siemens is a global technology company focused on electrification, automation and digitalisation in the manufacturing, infrastructure and transport sectors.
  • With Siemens, you could lead the world into a new age of intelligence and sustainability through one of their three dynamic, collaborative, co-creative businesses: Mobility, Smart Infrastructure and Digital Industries.
  • You could engineer and connect smart cities. Develop energy-neutral, accident-free environments. And even spark out-of-this-world potential. Because Siemens really is everywhere – including the Curiosity rover, which they helped NASA land safely on Mars.

Siemens Hub on Gradcracker

As a Siemens graduate, you’ll have some extremely unique and varied experiences. The technologies, projects and people you’ll encounter are always positive, inspiring you to make an incredible impact on society early on. Don’t miss the GC Webinar on Siemens’ Gradcracker hub to hear how other graduates have done just that.

The focus is on you

Siemens’ progressive culture gives you real responsibility, puts you in control of your career and draws out your full potential. And you’ll enjoy a range of comprehensive perks, from discounted gym membership to flexible working – take a look at their ‘Benefits’ page.

Ready for a truly moving career?

If you’re looking for world-class learning, progression, opportunity, and a career shaping a smarter world, then Siemens is for you! check out their ‘Application Process’ and ‘FAQs’ pages for some great hints and tips before you apply.

Ready to build a future-defining era for you and the planet? Then start your career with Siemens.

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Power
Sponsored by Cummins
  • Cummins is the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of diesel engines. Its principal markets are power generation, off-highway vehicles, industrial equipment and alternative energy.
  • A key player in the power industry, Cummins constantly responds to technological developments and strives to improve efficiency while reducing environmental impact.
  • The company comprises five business segments: Engine, Power Systems, Components, Distribution and New Power.
  • New power provides cutting-edge fully electric and hybrid solutions; shaping the future of energy in businesses and in industry; and powering construction across the globe.

Cummins Hub on Gradcracker

On Cummins’ Gradcracker hub, you can watch the recording of their GC Webinar. Hear how Cummins’ graduates can shape their own careers, and find out about the wide variety of career paths a global organisation like Cummins can provide.

Face amazing opportunities head-on

You can learn more about the company’s opportunities on the ‘Early Careers’ page. Discover its summer placement programme criteria; the benefits you receive during a 12-month placement; and the structure of Cummins’ graduate training programme.

Power a more prosperous world

Cummins is determined to provide its customers with the products they need to succeed in a way that’s better for the environment. On their ‘Sustainability’ page, you can find out about the goals they have set around waste, water and energy.

Some of the world’s best engineers, IT professionals and scientists work at Cummins.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to make an impact, join Cummins.

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