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HEART are delighted that the Leeds City Region Employment and Skills Board sector representative for Engineering and Manufacturing, Simon Nadin, will be talking directly to students throughout November.

Simon, General Manager at Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies based in Leeds, is keen to present the wide range of high quality opportunities that exist across the City Region in engineering and advanced manufacturing.

Simon joined Siemens in 1998, and has built up a strong track record of achievement in both the UK and Germany, within the fields of production and process management. He was previously based at the company’s world drives factory in Congleton.
Simon is passionate about British manufacturing and redressing the balance in the economy. He believes that with the right strategy and investment it is possible to be successful in the current economic climate. He stated: “A relentless commitment to process improvement is an essential part of our business DNA. Without this focus, we open the door to competition.”

Siemens Industry Automation & Drive Technologies employs 2000 people in the UK, working with customers in a wide range of industries from automotive and chemical to aerospace, food and construction. Products supplied by Industry Automation & Drive Technologies include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry, as well as system solutions and total solutions for industries such as the automation of entire automobile plants.

Simon discussed graduate employment and recruitment difficulties in the sector with HEART expressing a concern that Universities and Colleges are developing sufficient engineers but that too many enter other fields of employment.

We are delighted that Simon will therefore offer a presentation to engineering undergraduates and post graduates from all HEART partners offering insight to his own career journey and the career opportunities for graduates in engineering across the Leeds City Region and beyond. Naturally focusing on Siemens in particular but looking at broader options Simon will make the case for students to use their learning and skills and put them to practice in the sector.

For more information on these presentations or to offer a similar input to students at HEART partners please contact us, heart@leeds.ac.uk.

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