It seems that many young New Zealanders do not see the manufacturing industry as a viable career option. After examining the exciting and technical path that the industry is currently taking, there seems to be an obvious trend. The industry is growing towards the youth of our nation and infiltrating schools and universities around New Zealand.
How The Manufacturing Industry Stands
Manufacturers have raised an alarm on the industries talent shortage, specifically asking for more young talent. Companies have been forced to pick up speed in terms of moving forward and keeping up with technological changes.
Robotic engineering has “eliminated mundane tasks and boosted management opportunities” creating an exciting prospect for the future of the industry. However, it is believed that many young New Zealanders tend to look past manufacturing as a possible career path. Others are not offered the option to work in the industry in the first place.
Many people who think that manufacturing is just banging a hammer all day are wrong. Technology, robotics and automation make it an exciting industry to work in right now. The introduction of robotics has allowed New Zealand’s niche companies to compete against international manufacturing and engineering companies. The industry is recommended to anyone who enjoys a fast moving, hands on, social environment.
Where is the Industry Moving?
At the moment, a dozen New Zealand manufacturers are jetting off to Germany this August to attend the worlds largest industrial technology trade show, Hannover Messe. The annual event will exhibit products from 6500 international companies. This years theme is focused on what is dubbed the fourth industrial revolution of automation and internet connected technology called ‘Industry 4.0′
The Manufacturing industry is truly moving into revolutionary times. Internet and Technology have been connected and this has opened up numerous career opportunities around our nation.
How TRS Can Help
TRS has over 33 years of recruitment experience in the manufacturing industry. We are understandably well connected with multiple companies around New Zealand. The manufacturing team here at TRS have developed long term relationships with these companies who work across various areas of the sector. If you are interested in working in the Manufacturing Industry please check out our Manufacturing Jobs page to contact our consultants. For any questions or recruitment needs please give us a call on 0800-171-000.
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