The Manufacturing Institute

Make It

Make It is a campaign that aims to attract the best and brightest new talent to the sector by promoting manufacturing as an exciting and attractive career option for young people.

Working with global companies such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Siemens, Make It delivers hands-on practical events and enterprising challenges. Over 60,000 pupils and teachers have been inspired through the campaign since 2006. Evaluation also shows that young people are twice as likely to consider a career in the sector following participation in the programme. Watch some of our Make It Enterprising Challenge videos.

Find out more about how you can get involved with Make It.

Watch some of our Apprenticeships videos to find out what an apprenticeship could do for you.


  • Nick Mulhall, Managing Director, Survitec – RFD Beaufort

    “We need great talent joining our business to help us deliver our ambitious growth plans. I fully expect that we will be recruiting some of the young people attending our Make It challenge in years to come.”

  • Frank Hayden, Managing Director, Rolls-Royce plc

    “Make It is a fantastic way to promote modern manufacturing to thousands of young people and inspire them to think about careers in manufacturing.”

  • Michael Jones, Design and Technology College Coordinator, Archbishop Blanch High School, Liverpool

    “The Make It challenges have helped to develop our pupils’ understanding of manufacturing, improve teamwork and communication and build self-confidence.”

The Make It with Siemens Enterprising Challenge

The Make It with BAE Systems apprentice video

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