Highbury student Tim Richardson has received an award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET Award was presented by Mike Wohlegemuth, the Vice Chairman of the Solent Retired Members' Section.
Mike congratulated Tim and presented him with a shield bearing his name, 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 at Highbury. 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 last three years."
Paul Muscat, the Astrium course manager at Highbury College, commented: "During his time here Tim has proven to be a highly motivated and diligent student, asking intelligent, searching questions and developing into a competent technician."
Tim has now finished his course at Highbury and has been offered a full time position at Astrium.
"I'm going to be a mechanical engineer so I’ll be overseeing the construction the actual satellite goes through," he said.
BTEC Level 3 students Will Lockyer and Jamie Stepien also picked up awards for academic achievement.
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