Minerals are used to make all kinds of products, including stained glass, glass lenses, talcum powder, concrete pipes, lime, paving blocks, bricks and cement.
In Mineral Products manufacture, you can make window glass for office buildings, or fire resistant glass for houses. You could also create ornate plaster pieces for hotel lobbies, make large pre-fabricated concrete sections for the construction industry, pavers for landscaping, concrete blocks for walls in fashionable natural colours and polished concrete flooring inlaid with coloured stones.
Working in Ceramics, you can make floor and wall tiles, the latest tongue and groove bricks, bathroom and kitchen fixtures or a whole range of pottery.
The Mineral Products sector offers great opportunities for someone who loves variety and enjoys using a combination of skills. The knowledge you gain in one area also gives you the opportunity to move into other areas and industries later on.