The ceramics manufacturing industry is a vibrant, energetic and innovative sector.

Ceramics is a vital contributor to the UK economy, providing cutting-edge and technologically advanced products from tableware and high-performance sports car components to medical implants.

It’s an industry full of opportunities which need the skills of a range of professionals.


What is ceramics?

Ceramics manufacturing is a high-tech, innovative industry with ceramics now used in computers, jet engines, mobile phones, medical equipment, sports cars and even space shuttles. The list is endless and so are the possibilities.

Through continuous technological, scientific and innovative advances the ceramic manufacturing industry is making an immense impact on our everyday lives.

But successful production is only part of the whole story. The industry needs the skills of scientists, technicians, engineers and production managers.

It also needs the back-up of a whole range of other skills including research, design, customer services, IT, sales, marketing and support services like human resources and finance, which all have a vital role to play in our industry.

We are proud that ceramics continue to play an important role in the advancement of modern scientific and engineering technology all over the world.

If you are thinking of a career in ceramics, there are opportunities within available for graduates and apprentices, as well as opportunities for short-term work-placements.