As part of its commitment to social responsibility, the Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics manufacturing operation in Swords partnered with Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) to provide a student mentoring programme at Fingal Community College
This two-year programme encouraged students to stay at school and complete their Leaving Certificate. It helped to build self-esteem and develop an awareness of the workplace environment over the course of their senior school cycle.
A group of 10 Siemens Healthineers’ employees across a range of disciplines, agreed to act as mentors to students throughout the final two years of their second level education. In turn, the programme provided mentors with the opportunity to watch a young person grow and to be a positive influence in their life. The students met monthly with their mentors and received support and advice on a range of academic and professional responsibilities.
The programme concluded last month and its success was recognised with a celebration event where the Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., presented certificates to the mentees and their mentors.
Throughout its 50 year existence, the Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics operation at Swords has had an active social responsibility programme with team members engaging in a range of community and environmental projects. This most recent engagement with Fingal Community College truly captures the spirit of local ‘business in the community’.
Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited is based at Chapel Lane, Swords where it manufactures medical diagnostics instruments.