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With over 50,000 people employed in advanced manufacturing and engineering in Essex, there are a wide variety of job roles and entry routes into this sector. Find out more:

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In 2014, construction contributed £103bn to the UK. 6.2% of jobs in the UK were in construction in 2015.  It's a sector well worth looking into.

Find out about construction careers in Essex:

Find out about the different jobs in construction and career paths:

Careers advice from Careers in Construction:

Creative and Digital

The IT, digital and creative sector is one of the fastest growing in Essex. Find out more:

Careers information and advice for the creative sector:

Creative Choices has many resources for anyone that wants to work in a creative career:

Technology career information:

Health and Social Care

This sector employs more than 42,000 people in over 1,500 companies in Essex. Find out more about health careers in Essex:

NHS information about careers in health:

Investigate careers in care:


Did you know? The average fulltime salary in the food and drink manufacturing
industry is £29,300.  There are many different careers in this sector.

Food and drink industry careers:

Hospitality careers information:

Financial and Insurance

25,000 people are employed in this sector in Essex. 42% of jobs advertised in this sector have salaries at £30,000 or more. More that 90% of all UK businesses in this sector being micro-businesses (less than 10 employees)

Find out about the financial and insurance in Essex:


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Labour Market Information (LMI) for All

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