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Living Languages 2020: A conversation with Paul Sheerin

Venue: The Ramshorn

Event Date: 23/03/2020 17:00 - 19:00

Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 this event has been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on the SCILT e-bulletin for details of further Living Languages events in the future.

Living Languages 2020 is a joint initiative from Languages@Strathclyde and SCILT, focusing on employability

Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive, Scottish Engineering

Paul Sheerin joined Scottish Engineering in March 2018 having previously held the role of Managing Director for B&W Diamond Power Specialty Ltd.

Originally from Thurso in the north of Scotland, Paul studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Glasgow and joined Nuclear Electric in 1990 as part of the Sizewell ‘B’ project team. After a period of working based in the USA, he returned to Scotland and joined Polaroid at its Dumbarton base in 1996 and became Managing Director from 2005 until March 2017. Paul has been a keen volunteer and supporter of Young Enterprise Scotland, acting as Schools Business Adviser and Dunbartonshire Area Team Chair, and enjoys opportunities to promote enterprise, engineering and manufacturing within schools.

Paul can speak French and a little Italian, and having some knowledge of these languages opened opportunities in Paul's career. Paul firmly believes that a little language can go a long way.

Deadline to register Monday 16 March. Register through the link above.

More about the Living Languages series

Living Languages offers language learners at all stages an opportunity to hear from high-profile guests and early career graduates, from a variety of sectors, on the role of languages in their professional lives.

Guests will share their experiences through a relaxed conversation format and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions. These events allow learners to hear about languages in the workplace as well as practise their own language skills.

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