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Graduate manufacturing jobs safe in face of crisis
Thursday, 04 October 2007
Despite confidence reaching new lows after the Northern Rock crisis, the manufacturing industry continues to show signs of strong growth, ensuring a steady stream of graduate job opportunities.
According to the CIPS/NTC Purchasing Managers' Index the amount of new orders placed within domestic manufacturers continued to rise, a key indicator of the success of the sector.
Roy Ayliffe, of CIPS, said: "September's data confirms the strength of the manufacturing sector which continues to go through a period of robust growth.
"In addition to domestic growth, demand from clients operating in Asia, Africa and Germany drove export orders up."
Both are closely linked to the amount of labour available in the sector.
Meanwhile, the future of dentistry graduates looks secure as two new facilities were unveiled recently in the north-west.
The Universities of Central Lancashire (Uclan) and Liverpool, have unveiled changes to the dentistry set-up and both increased the amount of places available on their courses.