Astrium apprentice and student wins award

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A STUDENT from Highbury College has received an award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Tim Richardson was presented the Award by Mike Wohlegemuth, the vice-chairman of the Solent Retired Members’ Section.

Mike congratulated Tim and presented him with a shield with his name on, which will be displayed in the engineering department of the college.

He also received a certificate and cheque for £100.

Tim works as an apprentice for space technology firm EADS Astrium while studying.

He has now finished his course and has been offered a full-time position there.

He gained distinctions in all 12 units of study at National Certificate Level, giving him an overall double distinction grade.

Tim said: ‘It’s nice to see that all the effort I’ve put in has been recognised because I’ve been working very hard over the past three years.

‘I’m going to be a mechanical engineer so I’ll be overseeing the construction the actual satellite goes through.’