Biomedical Engineer Inspires The MFG Students
On Friday 1 December, we were delighted to welcome Ian Leslie, a Biomedical Engineer with DePuy Synthes UK, into school. Dupoy Synthes is a division of Johnson and Johnson Medical Ltd, that deliver innovative medical devices and solutions in orthopaedics, spinal care and neuroscience which help improve patients’ lives.
Ian firstly presented a fabulous “Spotlight” session to a group of interested students from across all year groups and explained exactly what his own career, as a Biomedical Engineer, entailed. This included how he and his team design, test, modify and evaluate medical equipment, such as artificial knees. He explained why he feels so passionate about his role and how medical science has a far-reaching impact that helps to improve the quality of lives for so many people. He talked about his own education and the qualifications he studied in order to help him pursue his dream career and gave the students some hints and tips on how to get into the industry.
Following the 'Spotlight', Ian took part in a “Question and Answer Session” with a group of Sixth Form students. These students study Physics as part of their A Level study and many of them are interested in a future Medical Engineering career. The students said it was a great opportunity to hear first-hand about a career in Medical Engineering. They also found out about how they might be able to take up future Work Experience opportunities with his company.