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Graduate opportunities may come from manufacturing sector growth

Published: Tuesday, 11 January 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

The largest economic survey of businesses in the United Kingdom has revealed a growth in the manufacturing sector, meaning graduate opportunities may open up.

UK business body the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has released its latest Quarterly Economic Survey, which also reveals that the service industry is in decline.

The report, which is for the last quarter of 2010, showed that manufacturing was the biggest economic winner, with the export sales balance going up 13 percentage points to 37 per cent and export orders balance up 21 to 39 per cent.

This growth may lead to more graduate engineer jobs across the country. David Kern, chief economist at the BCC, said that the growth is all the more impressive due to the economic troubles in Europe.

"The strength of manufacturing will help to rebalance the economy, but persistent problems in the Eurozone will create difficulties for our exporters."

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