I could teach you the centre lathe. I was a skilled centre Lethe turner for Newalls in my earlier life turning out parts for their range of jig borers, laps, cylindrical grinders etc. Take about a year it’s a lost art nowadays.
Yet I see job adverts for CNC machinists and the like pretty much all the time.
I am sure I saw predictions about the economic impact of COVID-19 on the BBC News last night. The UK will be hit harder than many because of the high proportion of employment and GDP provided by the service sector as opposed to manufacturing.
However, some services are technical and are very much exports - such as Marshall upgrading the avionics for Austria C-130s.
With less new aircraft/ships/etc being ordered post COVID-19, could Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul become a growth area? Upgrades and conversions, that sort of thing?