Engineers of the future have received a boost from leading engineering firm ElringKlinger (GB) which is sponsoring a prize fund for Teesside University students.
The prizes, totalling £550, were awarded this year to four students completing BEng Mechanical Engineering courses in the University’s School of Science and Engineering.
Prizes this year went to graduates Mohamad Jenaban, MEng Mechanical Engineering and Jordan Hill, BEng Mechanical Engineering, along with Daniel Hill and Ross Gibson, both second year BEng Mechanical Engineering students.
The company has strong links with Teesside University and has previously taken Teesside students on placement during their degree.
Ian Malcolm, ElringKlinger (GB) managing director said: “Education and skills continue to be high up on our agenda and we continue to support and recognise the need for promoting engineering as a career, to bridge the skills gap we are currently facing.
“It is always encouraging to see young people taking an interest and actively pursuing a career in the sector and equipping students with the skills they need to establish themselves for a successful engineering future is something we hope to build on through our relationship with Teesside University.”
Among the prize winners was part-time BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student Ross Gibson, 22, from Trimdon Station. He said: “I would just like to express how privileged I am to receive such an award.”
Professor Farhad Nabhani, from the University’s School of Science & Engineering, said: “Collaborations between the University and industry are of mutual benefit to those involved and we look forward to continue our successful partnership with ElringKlinger, which has enabled the University to offer students industrial placements in real working environments.”
PICTURED (above): From left Daniel Hill, second year BEng Mechanical Engineering, Professor Farhad Nabhani; Ian Malcolm of ElringKlinger; Ross Gibson, second year BEng Mechanical Engineering; Mohamad Jenaban, MEng Mechanical Engineering; Jordan Hill, BEng Mechanical Engineering.
ElringKlingerWikipedia: ElringKlinger AG is a German car spare parts manufacturer headquartered in Dettingen an der Erms, Germany. Since 4 March 2009 it is listed on the MDAX. →