Why encourage your child to pursue a career in manufacturing and engineering?

For most parents, helping your children choose the right career path for them can seem a daunting task. At MEGA, we’re here to help you and your children make informed decisions and ensure your child is on the right path to achieving their full potential.

In the Mid Ulster region, the manufacturing and engineering sector is a huge driver of the economy, with world class international companies located right here on our doorstep. Over one fifth of people in Mid Ulster are employed in manufacturing and the sector delivers around £1.67 billion GVA to the economy.

Guiding your child into a career in this sector can help create greater certainty of employment, better working conditions (pay, benefits etc) and a more certain path of progression than many other industries.

Reasons for a young person to consider this career

  • Highly attractive salaries and conditions.
  • An unprecedented range of employment opportunities both in Mid Ulster.
  • Excellent career progression opportunities.
  • The Manufacturing sector is forecast to grow so there will be lots of jobs in the future.
  • A wide range of pathways to access a career in Engineering currently available including fully funded Higher Level Apprenticeships.
  • A fast paced and exciting environment which offers experience of a range of industries and markets.
  • A realistic opportunity for your son/daughter to put their skills and qualifications to use as part of a dynamic global industry.
  • Excellent career opportunities right HERE at HOME.

What’s so great about a career in Manufacturing & Engineering?

Check out the wealth of benefits to be associated with the sector here.

Manufacturing employs 21% of the population in Mid Ulster and delivers c£1.67bn GVA. There are lots of reasons why it’s great to work in manufacturing.

Find out what inspired employees to work in Manufacturing & Engineering and what employees do every day in specific job roles. Click through to our ‘A Day in the Life of’ page.

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