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Explore More Manufacturing Employers

Follow the links in the table below to learn more about the application and selection process of some known employers.

AB InBev Coca-Cola UK Coca-Cola Amatil Diageo Lion
L'Oréal McDonalds Mondelez Morrisons Nestlé
P&G Red Bull Tesco Unilever United Biscuits
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Addis Housewares Airbus UK Airflow Developments
Albany Pumps Arthur Sanderson & Sons Audient
Avalon Guitars Avery Berkel Avery Weigh-Tronix
B&G BAE Systems Baxi
Benbros Bladon Jets Bowens International
Bowers Group BPB plc Bradbury Wilkinson and Company
Brintons British Ceramic Tile British Chess Company
British Electric Traction British Nylon Spinners British United Shoe Machinery
Brush Electrical Machines Brush Transformers Budenberg Gauge Company
Bulldog Tools Bush (brand) Cashmaster International Ltd
Castle (company) Cataclean Global CCL Label Decorative Sleeves
Chadwicks Shrink Sleeves Chloride Electrical Storage Company Christy (towel manufacturer)
Chubb Fire Chubb Security Cintel
Cobham plc Colt Group Cooke Optics
Cooke, Troughton & Simms Cormar Carpets Cotswold Heritage
Creightons Crescent Toys Cummins UK
Cushioncraft Dantec (company) De La Rue
Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company Dickinson Robinson Group Doortechnik
Dualit Dyson (company) Ebac
Eminox Ercol Ewbank
Fantastic Fireworks Fenner PLC Ferguson Electronics
FibreFab Fine Tubes G Ettinger Ltd.
Gas Control Equipment Ltd Genevac Gents' of Leicester
Geotek Gillard (kart manufacturer) GKN Driveline
Goodmans Industries Grayson Thermal Systems Grey Technology (Gtech)
Gripple Hadley Group Hawker Siddeley
Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Henry Milward & Sons Heskins
High Duty Alloys Limited Hinari Hotpoint
Hunter Plastics Limited Imperial Defence Services International Safety Products
Jaques of London Johnson Matthey Joseph Booth & Bros
Keymer Tiles Kimbolton Fireworks Lindstrand Balloons
Linpac Lone Star Toys Maclaren
Magnex Scientific MAHLE Powertrain Manitou UK
Marshalls plc Mathmos McLaren Technology Group
Meccano Ltd Megger Group Limited Metamec
Minky MK Electric Monitor Audio
Morgan Advanced Ceramics Morgan Advanced Materials Morgan Technical Ceramics
Morris Singer MysteryVibe Newman & Guardia
Numatic International Pandrol Pentland Group
Petters Limited Philips AVENT Pilkington
Piñatex Pollard Ball and Roller Bearing Company Polypipe
Protean Electric Pure (company) Qinetiq
Ransome & Marles Rayner (company) Reaction Fireworks
Remarkable Renthal Rigibore
Robert Noble (company) Roberts Radio Rolls-Royce Holdings
Roxtec Russell Hobbs Salter Housewares
Sellotape Senior plc Severn Lamb
Silver Cross (company) Simclar Group Smith & Nephew
Sportsmatch Standard Fireworks Star Fireworks
Stuart Turner (engineer) Swann Morton T. Cooke & Sons
Taylor Hobson Tech Safe Systems Techne Ltd.
TEREX Pegson Terra Nova Equipment The Paper Cup Company
The Vinyl Factory Thermoteknix Systems Ltd Time2
Troughton & Simms TUFF Phones UltraVision
Vent-Axia Vickers Victrex
Vinten W & T Avery Ltd. Walker Greenbank
Wedge Group Wilkinson Sword Wipac
Worcester, Bosch Group Worthington-Simpson YASA Limited
Yuken Europe Zumtobel Group Other Manufacturer

 



What Is the Hiring Process for Manufacturing Employers?

While the details of the hiring process may vary depending on position and company, it can be expected to adhere to the following format:

  1. Apply: Send in an online application detailing your qualifications, education, related work experience, and availability. Be sure to include keywords from the job description in your CV, and to tailor your cover letter to the requirements of the job. Don't forget to scan your application for spelling errors before submitting it.
  2. Aptitude Tests: After applying, you will be sent a link to aptitude tests. These may include numerical, verbal, or logical reasoning tests; personality tests; and situational judgment testsNumerical  reasoning tests are administered to candidates applying for jobs that involve working with numbers, and they involve interpreting and applying information in the form of graphs, tables, and equations. Verbal reasoning tests usually contain a series of passages followed   
  3. Interviews: You will need to complete a number of interviews, which may be telephone interviews, video interviews, or in-person interviews. Telephone interviews are part of the initial screening process, and they are used to determine if you have the basic qualifications needed for the job. You will also be asked about your availability as well as questions relating to experiences listed on your CV. Alternatively, you may be asked to record a video interview, in which you will be provided with a list of questions and you must record short answers. You should dress as if you were going to a real interview, and carefully plan out your answers before recording. After completing these preliminary interviews, successful candidates will be invited to one or more in-person interviews. This is your chance to make a good impression on the hiring manager and secure the job that you want. Below you can find tips for your in-person interview.
  4. Assessment Centre: The assessment centre is a series of evaluations including a group exercise, a case study, and additional tests like an error checking/clerical test. You should expect to spend a full day at the assessment centre. Employers are assessing not only your skills and ability to work under pressure but also your personality and how well you get along with others. Be sure to project a friendly and upbeat attitude throughout the day.


 

How Can I Prepare for My Interview?

These are our top tips for preparing for your interview at a manufacturing company such as P&G, Coca-Cola, or Nestlé.

  1. Do Your Research: You can find quite a bit of useful information about the company you are interviewing for on their website. You should go into your interview knowing what the company's values are, the names of their top officers, and any relevant news items.
  2. Prepare for the Unexpected: Many employers like asking unusual questions, like "What fruit would you be?", to get a feel for a candidate's personality. Don't be surprised if you are asked strange interview questions. There are no right or wrong answers, so have fun with this type of question.
  3. Arrive Early: Being late to your interview is a big no-no. You shouldn't arrive too early either, as your interviewer may not be ready for you yet. Aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before your interview is scheduled to begin.
  4. Dress the Part: You should dress professionally for your interview, even if you will be wearing casual clothes on the job. It is okay to be overdressed, but being underdressed can harm your chances of getting hired.
  5. Have Examples Ready: When talking about your abilities, you will want to back up your claims with concrete examples. Before your interview, make a list of work-related projects or situations that show off your skills. To start, prepare answers to these common interview questions:
    1. Tell me about a time that you had a conflict with a coworker. What did you do?
    2. What was a challenge that you solved using a creative solution?
    3. What would you do if you had a deadline and you knew that you wouldn't finish your work in time?