Nearly 3,000 people are employed in manufacturing and engineering in Swansea, which is expected to grow by 2% over the next five years.

Information supplied by the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership, November 2020

The manufacturing and engineering sectors are important in Wales, building on our rich heritage in heavy industry.  The sector is diverse and is involved in the development of processes and creation of goods and products.

Key Characteristics:

  • Well-paid,
  • Growth sector,
  • Great progression opportunities,
  • Solve problems,
  • Develop transferable skills.

Skills in Demand[2]

  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Reliability
  • Good listening skills

On average the salary for a job in the sector is £31,881, however you could more or less depending on what job role you choose.[3]

Here are examples of some of the roles available in the sector:


[1] EMSI (2020)

[2] RLSP (2019)

[3] EMSI (2020)