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Graduate job hunters get manufacturing sector boost
Wednesday, 09 June 2010
Science, Engineering and IT
Graduates looking for jobs in manufacturing received a boost yesterday (June 8th) after one observer suggested confidence is returning to the sector.
Andrew Hawes, director and co-founder of specialist consultancy Newton, conceded that concerns were growing 18 months ago amid the "quietest period ever seen" in manufacturing.
However, he explained that optimism has gradually been increasing and that companies are beginning to look forwards again, potentially leading to a rise in job opportunities.
He said: "There is confidence that we are not heading for doom and gloom - [it's no longer], "pull up the drawbridge and let's sit this one out".
"Companies are starting to look, now, as though they are planning for the future. They're trying to get things going again and there is a lot of demand."
Mr Hawes was speaking after a study by manufacturers' organisation EEF showed that an increasing number of firms reported buoyant trading conditions over the past three months.
Newton claims it can create a ten to 50 per cent improvement in the performance of any manufacturing company in two to six months, without the need for capital expenditure.