On 23 June 2022, we were joined by some of our fantastic members and partners to celebrate Cambridgeshire County Day at Newmarket Racecourse.
Together we showcased some of the fantastic products that are made in our region, the makers behind them, and the brilliant manufacturing careers on offer!
Scroll down to find out what you could achieve with a career in manufacturing across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Snaps from the day
Introducing some of our members and partners
West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers.
They are completing work on the North Cambridgeshire Training Centre (NCTC) based in Chatteris, Fenland which will specialise in offering Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Management and Business Support Apprenticeships; from Level 2 to Level 7 with a range of delivery methods available. In partnership with Stainless Metalcraft Ltd, at NCTC we will also offer a vast range of professional development courses to enable employers to upskill their existing workforce and for individuals to retrain for new careers.
Huxley Bertram Engineering Ltd designs and manufactures special purpose machines and bespoke automation systems. From concept studies through to manufacture and commissioning. Huxley Bertram’s automation systems encompass technologies such as robotics, vision systems, pick and place modules, providing solutions to industries such as semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, packing, automotive, nuclear and many more.
Inspire Education Group
Inspire Education Group is a successful provider of further and higher education with two main campuses in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. The Group also delivers specialist commercial training for employers locally, regionally and nationally.
They seek to transform the lives of their students and trainees, preparing each for their next step, whatever that might be. The Group also supports employers to develop their people and their organisations, and strives to make a positive contribution to the prosperity and wellbeing of their diverse communities.
Le Mark Group
Le Mark Group Ltd. is an international family-run business, proud to employ over 50 members of staff. The company has four specialist divisions supplying tapes, labels, floors and crew wear around the world. Manufacturing many of their own products, they sell direct and also support a global network of over 150 distributors. They’re proud to be recognised as a No.1 supplier in the arts & entertainment industry.
Supporting training opportunities: Read about the Le Mark’s support for a new BTEC in the performing arts and production arts >>
We are CamdenBoss Limited and we design and manufacture electro-mechanical components and connectors, and engineered plastic enclosures for the electronics industry. We employ 120 people in Mildenhall, Suffolk and export to over 30 countries.
People visiting our stand will get a peek into what a modern manufacturing company looks like! We are committed to delivering the best possible service and products to our customers through engendering a diverse and inclusive work environment, which is focussed on doing the right thing for our people, local communities and our planet. Plus we’re all really great people so we hope you have some fun finding out what manufacturing is all about!
Podcasts - Careers in Manufacturing
The range of apprenticeships has never been greater, but what does that mean for people looking at apprenticeship career routes into manufacturing, and the businesses who could benefit from such career programmes?
In these podcasts, we talk to apprentices – current and former – and the people managing apprenticeships programmes to dive into the opportunities, and what they look for in apprentices.
Apprenticeships with Huxley Bertram – hear from:
- Jamie Briggs, a design engineer who joined the firm seven years ago as an apprentice.
- Mark Jenkins who heads up Huxley Bertram’s apprenticeship programme
Our Anchored Heading>Apprenticeships with CamdenBoss – hear from:
- Katy Davies, CEO at CamdenBoss who is using apprenticeships to encourage more students into manufacturing, and to give the workforce more career opportunities.