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Brenda Yearsley

School and Education Development Manager - Siemens

Brenda has responsibility for the national Siemens Education* portfolio, working with stakeholders to attract, encourage and engage young people into choosing STEM options and thereby consider a career in engineering and technology. After Grammar School, Brenda began her career, aged 16, as a British Aerospace Apprentice advancing to Senior management, leaving nine years later to gain a PGCE and a career in lecturing and teaching before joining GM Chamber’s Education Business Partnership as a Teacher Development and Employer Liaison Manager working with major employers on education business link strategies. Brenda sits on OCR’s Strategic Advisory Board, EngUK Business and Industry Panel, MTA Education & Development and Technical Committee member, Bitc’s Curriculum Taskforce, Northern Powerhouse Education & Skills committee and previously a Curriculum Governor amongst other strategic advisory roles.