Hollie Bevan, a student at Benton Park School Sixth Form in Leeds visited the Steeper Head Office also located in Leeds to meet with Project Engineer, Julie, to discuss the advances in technology and to get an understanding of the available prosthetics within the industry.
Hollie has always had a passion and interest in prosthetics and when given the freedom to choose a topic for her art project, she decided that this was the world she wanted to immerse herself in. Wanting to get some more information about the products, their function and the aesthetic appeal, she contacted the team at Steeper, who were more than happy to welcome her to the Head Office to get a behind the scenes peek at some of newest and oldest products hidden away.
Whilst taking the pictures for her project, Hollie was amazed at the developments over the years and the range of different prosthetics that are manufactured at Steeper. She was particularly impressed with a silicone hand we showed her, “It looks so real. I have never seen a hand that is so lifelike, it is a fantastic sculpture and the details are amazing.”
Julie, a Project Manager at Steeper, is always keen to share her knowledge and experiences at working within the prosthetics industry and was on hand to answer Hollie’s questions and give her some helpful suggestions for her project. Julie was also keen to talk to Hollie about her future career and to encourage her to take a step into this deeply rewarding industry. It looks like Hollie is planning on taking that step too, with the Prosthetics and Orthotics degree course at Salford University being of particular interest to her.
We wish Hollie the best of luck with her art project and we will of course keep you updated when the project is completed.