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Longbridge technical centre announces graduate appointment

SAIC Motor Technical Centre (SMTC UK), the sister company to MG Motor and based at its UK headquarters in Longbridge, Birmingham, has announced the appointment of Kester Sleeman to the role of Powertrain Electronic Control (PTEC) as a graduate engineer.

A recent University of Birmingham graduate, Kester previously undertook a year-long internship programme at SMTC UK, as part of his undergraduate degree programme.

Kester, who took up his position in September, will be responsible for supporting diagnostics and electrical integration activities, as well as helping to test and prove-out brand new software.

Phil Newman, Senior Manager of Powertrain Integration at SMTC UK, commented: “Inspiring and attracting the next generation of automotive professionals is a key responsibility for us here at SMTC UK. As such, we work closely with leading colleges and universities from across the country, offering a number of internship and graduate schemes.

“A highly talented graduate engineer with considerable potential for the future, we’re delighted to announce Kester’s appointment within the Powertrain Department. After undertaking our 12-month internship programme, Kester demonstrated his aptitude, commitment and creative flair – which led to us offering a full-time role at the SMTC following his graduation from Birmingham University.”

As a global engineering and design technical centre for SAIC Motor Corporation Limited – the parent company of MG Motor, SMTC employs more than 300 people and is responsible for key phases of the engineering, research, design and development programmes for all new SAIC products worldwide.

Announcing the appointment of Kester Sleeman is the latest in a long line of successes for the SMTC. Alongside accepting seven new students onto its Automotive Engineering Internship programme in September, the centre has recently completed an expansion project at its electrical component testing facilities to increase pre-production testing capabilities and efficiencies.

For more information about SMTC UK, visit www.saicmotor.co.uk. For more information about the latest MG model range, or to find your local dealer, visit www.mg.co.uk.

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