Engineering student in pole position for exciting career
Representatives from AMG Mercedes High Performance Powertrains (HPP) recently came to Eastleigh College to award a talented student with the prestigious ‘Engineering Student of the Year’ award.
The award was given to 19 year old Brian Williams from North Baddesley, who is studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. Brian commented, “I’m shocked, but also very appreciative and excited for the opportunity to work with such a big company. I was planning on joining the Navy and becoming a Marine Engineer, but if I can get an Apprenticeship at Mercedes that would be amazing.”
The award is available to students from select colleges across the country, and is given to the highest performing Engineering student in their first year of study. The winners receive a £500 prize, a week’s work experience, and are fast-tracked to interview stage for an Apprenticeship with HPP.
On the day, HPP gave the students an insight into the history of engines used in Mercedes cars in Formula 1, as well as further details about their Apprenticeship programme which is ideal for those interested in a career in the Formula 1 industry.
This is the third year HPP has presented the award at Eastleigh College, and it is a great opportunity to inspire and reward the students for achieving excellent grades and having an enthusiastic attitude for their subject.
To find out more about the Engineering courses available at Eastleigh College, please visit our careers page or call our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 023 8091 1299.
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