A Cumbrian engineering company is taking part in a nationwide event to raise awareness of potential careers and jobs on offer.

McMenon Engineering Services, based in Workington, will take part in National Manufacturing Day on July 7.

The aim of the event is to help encourage all age groups from school leavers to more experienced workers looking at reskilling to consider the possibilities of a career in manufacturing and help local communities understand more about the businesses on their doorstep.

McMenon is carrying on the tradition of 75 years of manufacturing instrumentation products, with fabrication, machining and calibration services in the West Cumbrian community.

On the day, McMenon will welcome groups of students from Energy Coast UTC, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College and Workington Academy for guided tours, and information on the industry.

They will also demonstrate the value of a manufacturing apprenticeship as an alternative route after school or college.

Anand Puthran, CEO of McMenon Engineering, said: “McMenon is delighted to be taking part in National Manufacturing Day showcasing our products, processes, tools and people.

“National Manufacturing Day gives us an opportunity to open our doors to interact with students and teachers to visit our manufacturing facilities, showcasing the exciting opportunities on offer.

“We are looking forward to students and schools visiting us to experience what modern day manufacturing looks like and proving that manufacturing can be both exciting and rewarding.”

Stephen Phipson, CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation said: “This is a really exciting day where the whole manufacturing sector will come together to celebrate the amazing things that Britain designs and makes.

“During the pandemic, Britain’s manufacturers stayed open to keep the country running and switched production almost overnight to make vital medical supplies.

“But this sector is agile and exciting all of the time, not just in times of crisis.

“Our companies are at the forefront of global renewable technology development and some of the most innovative engineering developments seen anywhere around the world.

“This is a sector with amazing opportunities, and we hope this first National Manufacturing Day will give people who have never had the chance to see inside their local businesses just what is going on and the opportunities available to them.”