Working in manufacturing with A levels (or similar)
At this level, you could find a job supervising or managing others on the production line.
There are opportunities in research and development, where you carry out tests and experiments to prepare for production. Or how about working in planning, purchasing or distribution? For example, you could be part of the team that makes sure all the materials are in place ready for production to begin.
National Careers Service
Information on a wide range of manufacturing careers
Careers information for young people from the Manufacturing Institute