TWI has been pleased to support a series of events for young engineers, promoting the apprenticeship and graduate routes into careers in materials science and engineering.
It was a busy end to a successful term for young engineering scholars in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.
Students at West Suffolk College took part in their annual Celebration of Achievement Awards with a glittering gala dinner held inside St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Among the 60 prize categories put forward by the College was the Advanced Engineering Apprentice of the Year Award, presented in 2016 to outstanding student Rebecca Duffy.
The week also marked the very first Opportunities Ahead Careers Fair held at the Guildhall in Cambridge. This event was attended by over 1000 pupils from primary and secondary schools, along with those in further education and school leavers. Over 50 businesses from across the region took part, with TWI taking an exhibition stand to show a range of materials and fun demonstrations of engineering processes, and to tell students about how they themselves discovered a great career in engineering.
Finally, students from the STEM Faculty at Cambridge Regional College came together for an Annual Awards Presentation and buffet tea for students and their families. The Engineering and IT departments co-hosted an evening of 40 awards, with Ben Cullen achieving Best Learner of the Year in the EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology Level 3, and Lauren Nurse gaining a Best Learner Award for her achievements in the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. These awards were sponsored by TWI.
We wish the students every success in their future careers.
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