- UK Employment and Skills Almanac 2009 (UKCES, 2009)
- Proskills: Scottish sector profile 2009 (Alliance of Sector Skills Council, 2009)
- National Employers Skills Survey: Main Report (LSC, 2008)
- Working Futures 2007-2017 (Wilson, Homenidou, and Gambin, 2008)
- Proskills 2005 Sector Skills Survey (Future Skills Wales, 2005)
Proskills reports and publications
- Proskills AACS LMI report (2010)
- Sector Skills Assessment for the process and manufacturing sector - UK (2010) Also available for: Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales; and the English regions.
- Workplace and Employees Surveys (2008)
- Manufacturing Skills in Scotland (2007)
- Wood Survey (2010)
The 2009 Employer Survey available for the nations (conducted by BMG research): UK; Northern Ireland; Scotland; and Wales.
The 2009 Employer Survey available for the sub-sectors (conducted by BMG research):
- Building products
- Extractive and mineral processing
- Glass and related industries
- Glazed ceramics
Institution for Electrical Engineers – The Institution for Electrical Engineers is an international organisation for electronic, electrical, manufacturing and IT professionals. There is a specific careers and education section which has vacancy information, professional registration and educational information targeted at young people. There are also links for policy makers and access to an engineers network.
Manufacturing Advisory Service – The Manufacturing Advisory Service site is designed to help UK manufacturers, large and small, identify sources of manufacturing related support.
Manufacturing Foundation – The Manufacturing Foundation is a not-for-profit think tank that researches manufacturing issues and provides policy advice. There are reports which can be ordered from the website plus organisational case studies and information on programmes targeted at those interested in joining the sector.
Process Industries Centre for Manufacturing Excellence – PICME is a government funded programme that helps UK based manufacturing organisations improve. The website has information on the organisations it has been involved with, useful web links and a report on the process industries.
Proskills – The proposed Process and Manufacturing Sector Skills Council. Their sector definition is manufacturers of coatings and inks, extractives and mineral processing, furniture and soft furnishings, paper, glass and refractories and building products.
Websites linked to careers information, education and training in manufacturing
Advancement of Manufacturing and Technology Centre –The AMT centre’s aim is to assist and promote small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises located in Essex. The AMT provides a mentoring programme, practical workshops and seminars together with organisational case studies online.
SEMTA – The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Sector Skills Council website is comprehensive including: research and labour market information on the sector; news on the sector; information on training, qualifications and occupational standard; and workforce development plans.
The Chemical Industry – This is a comprehensive website with specific information and statistics on the chemical industry together with careers materials and information on training and qualifications in the sector.
- British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF)
- Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
- Virtual Quarry
Exploration and Mineral Processing
- British Aggregates Association
- Mineral Products Qualifications Council
- Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
- British Furniture Confederation (BFC)
- UK Modern Furniture
- Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
- Worshipful Company of Upholders