A Day in the Life of

The Mega ‘A Day In The Life Of’ video’s highlight the vast array of job opportunities within the manufacturing and engineering sector.  Find out what employees do every day in their respective job roles and what inspired them to follow this career path.

Bert Elliott

Welding Supervisor

Bert grew up in Dungannon and went to St. Patrick’s College. The subjects that interested him most were Science, Technology & Design. Bert left school to work as a bricklayer but quickly changed career paths when the housing market collapsed. He started work in Specdrum in 2011 as a welder and was promoted to welding supervisor in 2014. Bert not only completed all his welding qualifications but went onto achieve a HNC in Manufacturing & Engineering and a L3 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Kirsty Mincher

IMS Co-ordinator
Dawson Manufacturing & Engineering

Kirsty works for Dawson Manufacturing & Engineering Ltd. She is the IMS Representative and looks after HR & Health and Safety. After school Kirsty did a business degree and started her career working in an administration role which led to working in health & safety, quality and environmental.  She loves the variety in her job and the fact that every day is different.

Euan Speirs

Electrical Engineer

Euan did his A-Levels and then went onto do a Gold Engineering apprenticeship at SWC.  He is now studying towards his foundation degree and enjoys the fact that he can now relate the theory learned to real life problems and tasks in the workplace. Euan has leant a lot since working at TES and would encourage young people to consider doing an apprenticeship.

Julie Burnett

Manufacturing Engineer

Julie studied at Ulster University and graduated top of her class with a first-class honours degree in Clean Technology. She went to school in St. Joseph’s Grammar, Donaghmore were she studied Maths, Biology & Home Economics at A’Level and History to AS Level.  She had originally planned on studying Biomedical Engineering or Dietetics before she changed her direction to study Clean Technology.

Julie loves her job as a Manufacturing Engineer in Terex, Dungannon.

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