Industrial production in the UK
Industrial production in the UK is a major employer and on a global stage, the UK is the world’s eighth largest manufacturer, employing 2.6 million people.
At Select, we work with several large UK manufacturers to ensure that they hit their ever-demanding quotas by providing the right people for the right jobs. Our dedicated Industrial teams work tirelessly to fill both seasonal and permanent roles. We specialise in offering staffing solutions to employers of all sizes across six specialist sectors, Warehousing, Driving, Production, Technical & Engineering, Facilities & Maintenance, Industrial Management.
Our credentials in the industry
Our candidates are important to us. We operate at the highest levels of health and safety, pay, transport, training and procedures to ensure all our candidates receive fair and ethical treatment. As such, we hold a GLAA (Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority) license and expect all of our clients to adhere to best practice within their own industry. Additionally, to keep on top of changes in HR practice and recruitment procedures, we are long-standing members of the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation). This organisation keeps its members abreast of any change in the industry.
The candidate experience is of paramount importance to us, with over 400 reviews on Google from our candidates across the country, our offices have an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. As for our clients, from day one our focus has been on building lasting relationships. Indeed, we are still the sole agency working with one of our first manufacturing clients - a relationship that is still going strong 25 years later.
Warehousing and Manufacturing Jobs
aka Production Operative, Factory Operative, Assembly Operative,
As a Production Operative you will be responsible for assembling goods or parts that will eventually be sold. Your role will differ slightly depending on the product you are assembling, it could be anything from cars to perfume. If you like knowing exactly what to do at any given moment, you will love working in a factory as you will be given a station and will complete a process step-by-step to complete your task Remember factories are busy, noisy places, but have no fear you will be equipped with all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will be given a full health & safety debrief before starting your role.
aka. Picker Packer,
If you like working as part of a large team to accomplish a big goal, working in a Warehouse could be just the thing. You will work alongside your team to unload goods, put together orders and package them up ready for dispatch. You may also get involved in stock checks on an intermittent basis, so you will need a good level of literacy, numeracy and be physically fit.
Forklift Truck Driver (FLT Driver)
Bendi Forklift Driver, Reach Forklift Driver, Counterbalance Forklift Driver
As an FLT driver, you are responsible for moving bulky, heavy or mass loads either in boxes or on pallets around a site.
What qualifications do I need to be a FLT Driver?
To drive a Forklift Truck, you will need to have completed an approved forklift training course. These courses can take anywhere between 3 to 5 days and will combine practical learning with theory to make sure you can operate the truck properly, safely and legally. You will need to undergo different training courses to be eligible to drive a Powered Pallet Truck, Counterbalance Forklift Truck, Reach Forklift Truck, Bendi Forklift Truck and a Moffett Truck.
Temporary Industrial Work
There are factories and warehouses across the UK, so one of the major benefits to this type of work is that if you are relocating or fancy a change, you can readily find work elsewhere. Also, due to the nature of this type of work, there are often additional shifts available in the lead up to Christmas, so if you would like a little extra money for your end of year celebrations, you can pick up additional shifts If you are on a full-time contract for any of these roles, you will be expected to complete 40 hours a week, generally on shifts. However, there are part-time and more flexible hours available and overtime is often an option as well depending on your employer.
If you would like further information on how temporary positions work, please take a look at our Temp's Toolkit.