Hear from a Siemens Healthineers Learning & Development Manager

Hear from a Siemens Healthineers Learning & Development Manager

 May 18, 2023

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Siemens Healthineers Magnet Technology is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of superconducting magnetic resonance imaging magnets for medical applications.

A career in Magnet Technology sees talented people help develop truly innovative technology to produce superconducting magnet solutions of exceptional quality. Individually and as a team, employees recognize the vital contribution they make in creating medical equipment that transforms healthcare and the lives of people across the globe.

Working for a company that makes a difference

Based in Oxford UK, Alex Rowland is a Learning & Development Manager. Having worked in the charity sector, Alex wanted to work for a company that helped people and made a difference. For Alex, Siemens Healthineers certainly hit the mark.

Alex's main duties at Siemens Healthineers Magnet Technology include implementing processes and policies surrounding learning and development, building environments that embrace learning, ensuring cooperation with internal and external training providers, and ensuring development of learning programs.

"My days are mainly a mixture of meetings and project work. The meetings range from project related to individual 1:1s with managers and employees to discuss their development needs," explains Alex. 

An innovative and collaborative work culture

Alex describes the culture at Siemens Healthineers as being welcoming, ambitious, collaborative and innovative. She finds it rewarding to help colleagues reach their full potential and seeing them develop professionally.

Discussing some challenges in her role, Alex says enacting change across the business can be tricky sometimes. "When working in a fast-paced environment, everyone is busy which can make it tough to tell people that they need to follow a new or improved process, which they may see as more to focus on. However, it is part of my role to create processes that actually make things easier for managers and employees, and show them the benefits of these before implementation."

Saving people's lives at Siemens Healthineers

And for those women looking to join Siemens Healthineers, Alex says: "Magnet Technology is a great place to work, the culture is welcoming and friendly, and the opportunities are plenty. It’s extremely rewarding working for a company that is saving peoples lives with what they do, whilst always striving to do more."

Enjoying her downtime

Outside of work, Alex enjoys practicing yoga, going swimming, and seeing her friends and family.

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