Top technology boss gives inspiring talk to Stewards Academy students

Business / Sun 6th Mar 2022 at 12:49pm

STEWARDS Academy was absolutely delighted to invite Andrew Mines, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group to give a talk to 70 of our Year 10 and 11 pupils. 

Since 1956, Watson-Marlow has been designing and engineering some of the most innovative fluid management solutions in the world. Thousands of companies employ Watson-Marlow technologies to manage processes and manufacture products that touch the lives of people every day. Some of the products that Watson-Marlow support are part of our everyday life including the Covid Vaccine, the coating on computer motherboards and even crisps.  ‘How can you pump crisps without breaking them?’ is Watson-Marlow’s unique selling point.  They specialise in moving delicate substances from one place to another using their patented transfer system.  

Andrew’s presentation lasted the full hour and our students asked him some challenging and interesting questions.  He gave them a breakdown of his career development from industrial designer, designing the interior of cars, to his journey through sales. He undertook management of a small team, progressing through management of a much larger team, onto management of a factory in Germany and through to associate CEO of the entire company.  

Andrew’s main message to our young people was find a job you are interested in and work hard at it; you WILL be recognised and your career will develop.  Andrew made the point that recognising and nurturing talent is fundamental to our future.  Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group prides itself on creating opportunities for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering.  Andrew’s journey to date is testament to that!

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