Cameron Johnston, New Product Implementation Process Manager
Cameron joined the company in 2014, initially as a Graduate Process Engineer in the coil manufacture process team. Motivated by the reputation of Siemens Healthineers as a multi-national company, Cameron was delighted to discover many opportunities to develop in his role, with initial improvement projects focusing on making magnets quicker and easier to build, leading to Cameron’s current role as a New Product Implementation Process Manager, at Siemens Healthineers Magnet Technology in Oxford.
“As a Graduate Process Engineer, I started off working on a variety of improvement projects making the magnets quicker and easier to build. From there I went on to work as a Lead Engineer before being promoted to Senior Engineer and Value Stream Manager,” states Cameron. “I have had many opportunities to get involved with new and exciting technical challenges and this has allowed both soft and technical skill growth and progress, not only as an engineer, but as a technical people manager. Now, as an New Product Implementation Process Manager, I lead a team of 11 engineers and enjoy both the technical challenges of the role and things like working to improve the way the team work together and ensuring we’re constantly improving.”
Zoe Shepherd, CRM Manufacturing Manager at Siemens Healthineers Llanberis
CRM Manufacturing Manager at Siemens Healthineers Llanberis, Zoe Shepherd, is responsible for managing the technical knowledge transfer of the Hybridoma, Infectious Disease and Molecular Biology departments from Los Angeles in the USA to Llanberis in Wales.
"I completed my masters by research in Molecular Medicine and applied for a role within the new Critical Raw Materials team as a scientist," says Zoe. "Within 12 months I progressed into the role of CRM Manufacturing Manager, where I am now working in the areas of Hybridoma, Infectious Disease and Molecular Biology."
Ivan Tsang, Software Installation Engineer, Varian
Starting his career with Varian in November 2022, Ivan began his journey as a Software Installation Engineer, gaining experience from practical on-the-job training and colleagues alongside him. As a Software Installation Engineer, Ivan has the opportunity to troubleshoot and resolve any issues during the installation or upgrade processes – analysing any errors and diagnosing problems as they occur. Ivan is able to apply solutions on the ground using his experience at Varian to guide his decision making.
Speaking on his development at Varian, Ivan states “On-the-job training is a great opportunity to learn, gain, and develop skills. Experience sharing from colleagues has been a great help to me, my team and colleagues never leave me to complete a job alone.”
Sophie Cotton, Training and Development Manager
Sophie has been working for Siemens Healthineers for around three years. "I started in the business as a Training Coordinator where I supported the Apprenticeship Scheme. I was quickly developed and mentored by the business, and I soon progressed to be the Training & Development Manager," explains Sophie.
Sophie attests that Siemens Healthineers has helped her to develop impressive skills and advance her career. "I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Siemens Healthineers as an employer for all women," says Sophie. "I am very grateful for the opportunities that Siemens Healthineers has provided for me, and it has certainly given me a sense of pride working for a company that has such positive and significant impact on people's lives across the world."
"It’s fantastic to visit the Apprentices in some of our key hospitals and to watch them put the skills they have learned through their Apprenticeship into practice." "It’s very important that I ensure the Apprentices are on track and are learning all the necessary skills required of them - whether it’s Level 2, Level 3 or HNC stage of their programme."
Gabrielle King, Senior Change Manager at Siemens Heathineers Magnet Technology Oxford
Following her apprenticeship in Berlin, Germany, Gabrielle started her position as Graduate Change Manager at Magnet Technology in 2017. Just a few years later, Gabrielle is now a Senior Change Manager.
Gabrielle says that for her, there is no typical work day. "The great thing about managing your own projects is that you get to be there from the development of an idea, right through to implementation, working with every department in the business along the way."
Abdoul Aziz Amadou, Research Scientist
Inspired by the impact on clinical practice and potential influence on patient outcomes, Abdoul Aziz Amadou joined Siemens Healthineers as an intern in Princeton, USA after completing a master’s in computer science. Five years later, Abdoul is now a Research Scientist pursuing a PhD in AI and medical imaging at King’s College London, in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers.
“My role is to develop AI algorithms to help address challenges faced by clinicians in healthcare today,” states Abdoul. “It requires a good understanding of the clinical context and current limitations to design a solution for the target application”.
Today the field of AI is fast-paced and not all research is applicable to the medical field. Indeed, medical imaging faces different challenges to the wider AI community, which usually focuses on natural images or text. Abdoul and the Research and Development Team must find the balance between experimental work and delivering performant models.