Bath College Engineering Department held their annual End of Year Presentation Evening in celebration of the hard work and effort expended by the students over the course of the year.
Employers, family and friends were invited and many were impressed to see not just the quantity of work produced, but the high standards set and achieved.
The event prizes were sponsored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Esther Dunstan-Sewell (a former apprentice and IET member) presented the awards and Maurice Poole from the IET gave a short motivational speech.
Mechanical Engineering Awards
Best Welding Project – Anton Parker (Bristol Port)
Best Electrical Project – Matt Durbin (Johnston Controls)
Best CAD Project – Karl Jefferies (Rotork)
Best Turning Project – Jacob Darvile (Rotork)
Best Milling Project – Ben Harvey (Bristol Port)
Best Hand Fitting Project – Ben Mogg (Bristol Port)
Best Folder/Written Work – Joe Paget (Bristol Port)
Best Improved Project – Rhys Jennings (Full time student)
Best Project – Matt Durbin (Johnston Controls)
Best Level 1 student – Nathanael Wadsworth,
Best Level 2 student – Will Oborne
Best City Campus Student – Matt Durbin
Best Overall Student – Steph Smith
The Mechanical Engineering Awards were given out to apprentices for their projects.
Simon Preston, Mechanical Engineering Lecturer said: “I am very proud of how both the full time students and apprentices have done this year, moving to a new qualification with a huge amount of work to cover within the 9 months; all have passed with the quality exceeding previous years.
“The learners that got awards deserved them as the standard was very high throughout the whole year.”
Matt Durbin (pictured left) won the Best Project award for which he was given £60 from the IET.
The Engineering Awards saw four winners collect their prize for the best student in each category.
Stephanie Smith (pictured below) won the Best Overall student award. She is starting an apprenticeship with British Aerospace (BAE) in September for which there were 3000 applicants and only 42 jobs.
She commented: “I am looking forward to learning more about engineering in a world class company, with the support that brings.
“The apprenticeship is a great way to start my career and I’m looking forward to the development I can get from it.”
Matt Driver, Engineering Lecturer said “We’re really proud of Steph and her achievement in getting such a prestigious apprenticeship. She has performed really well across the whole year and has set high standards for other students to emulate.
“We wish her continued success in the coming years and look forward to her coming back and letting us know how her career is progressing.”
Matt continued: “The awards evening was the culmination of a very successful year at Bath College with over 90% successful in their qualification.
“Work Experience was a particular success this year generating lots of interest from employers, many of whom went on to offer jobs and apprentices directly to the students with no further interviewing, such is the strength and impact of Bath College.
“We look forward to seeing our students returning on various local Apprenticeships in the near future.”
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