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  1. Randox Engineering Why do Engineering? Gareth WilsonLets do Engineering ConferenceW5 – 1st March 2011

  2. Gareth Wilson MEng. • Mechanical Engineer • Worked in Automotive and Medical Diagnostics companies • Engineering Project Leader for Randox Laboratories • Project lead of the new Evolution Analyser • Multidisciplinary team of 15 engineers

  3. Randox Laboratories “Revolutionise Healthcare through continuously improving Diagnostic Solutions”

  4. Core Business • Clinical Diagnostics • Products which help identify and diagnose medical conditions and diseases or detect and quantify the presence of toxins and drugs

  5. Calibrators and Controls Reagents Analysers Customer Support & Service Testing Service Biochips QC and EQA Products & Business Groups

  6. Why do Engineering?

  7. What does an engineer do? • Solve problems • Can make life better and or easier • Ultimately help advance mankind

  8. Everything about you has been Engineered!

  9. Engineers have shaped our World • Engineers helped advance mankind through the practical application of science and technology

  10. We are dependant on Engineers • Our society and way of life is completely dependant on technology and continuing advances

  11. Conclusion 1 Engineers are essential to continuing our way of life – We can’t do without them!

  12. Personal BenefitsSo what’s in it for an Engineer?

  13. So what’s in it for the Engineer? • Highly creative • Fulfilling and Rewarding

  14. So what’s in it for the Engineer? • Excellent Career Prospects • Highly Transferable Skills • Excellent Route into Senior Management • Global Opportunities • Good Pay Prospects • Starting ~£18-24K • Experienced ~£30-40K • Manager ~£45-60K

  15. So what’s in it for the Engineer? • Can be extremely exciting • Engineers create some amazing things

  16. So what’s in it for the Engineer? • Stable Industry and good Job Security • Continuing skills shortage globally • Varied Work • Design, Review, Prototype, Test, Document • Can be Highly Sociable • Only a 3 / 4 Year Degree • Noble Profession • Become a Recognised Professional • Professional Bodies and Groups (IMechE)

  17. Conclusion 2 Engineering can be personally extremely fulfilling and rewarding

  18. Career Paths and Benefits

  19. There are many types of Engineer! • Mechanical • Software • Electrical • Electronic • Embedded • Structural • Civil • Chemical • Manufacturing • Project Management • Multi-disciplinary Design Teams

  20. Even Wider Range of Sectors • Aerospace • Automotive • Product Design • Civil and Infrastructure • Defence • Oil and Gas • Healthcare and Medical • Life Sciences • IT • Research • Agriculture • Manufacturing

  21. Randox Engineering Case Study • Fully Multidisciplinary Design Team • ~35 Engineers between Crumlin, Mumbia and Dungloe • Engineered a range of automated Diagnostic Analysers

  22. Randox Biochip The Unique Multiplex Technology • Chemiluminescent based technology • Up to 23 tests simultaneously from a single sample • High throughput, less reagent, sample and wastage required

  23. Concept and Virtual Design

  24. Ground Breaking GUI • Set a new benchmark for Diagnostic analyser Interface Software • Sent ripples through the entire market due to in-house ingenuity and innovation

  25. Prototype and Test

  26. Software and Hardware Integration

  27. Unveiling to the World

  28. Conclusion 3 Engineering provides a huge range of paths and options throughout the career of an Engineer

  29. Why do Engineering? • Many open and diverse career paths • Its extremely rewarding for the individual • Engineers are essential to mankind’s development

  30. Thank You

  31. Routes into Engineering • Accredited University Degree - MEng • Prerequisites include Maths and Physics • 3 Years = Bachelors • 4 Years = Masters • Approved Qualification and Work Experience • Level 3 BTEC or NVQ in Engineering • Need to demonstrate occupational competence • Approved Apprenticeship Schemes - EngTech • Company or FE programs approved by professional bodies (IMechE, IEE etc.) • 3 to 4 year programs