18 June 2018

Brandon Medical opens doors and minds to manufacturing careers

Brand Medical factory visitBrandon Medical's Stephen Osborne leads the tour

Nine visiting students from the engineering department at Leeds City College and their tutor visited Brandon Medical on 14 June to learn more about the company, which manufactures operating theatre lights and control systems that are sold around the world.

James Byers, who joined the company as an apprentice and now manages the national sales team, gave a presentation about the Morley-based company, its products and processes.

Senior process engineer Stephen Osborne then led them on an in depth tour of Brandon Medical’s R&D and manufacturing departments.

Students were given the chance to see a fully functional operating theatre up close, together with the assembly operations for medical luminaires, electrical back-up systems, state of the art CNC machining and powder coating operations in action.

The day ended with a question and answer session, where Brandon Medical’s operations director, Mike Rimmer explained the diverse opportunities available for engineering apprentices in manufacturing companies.

Gemma Silver of Ahead Partnerships, who joined the students for the visit said, “Many thanks for opening your doors to some of our engineering students from Leeds City College, they had a great time and was truly motivated and inspired by all you do at Brandon Medical.”

Brandon Medical is one of many Leeds-based manufacturers backing the Leeds Manufacturing Festival. If you would like to read more about Brandon Medical, click here.

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