Engineering student Sergio Gomez has been awarded The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Solent Network Prize for Student Excellence 2017. The award recognises and celebrates the achievement of one stand-out engineering student each year.

Bill Hughes, Programme Lead for Higher Education Engineering, Highbury College said: “Sergio has studied at Highbury for the past two years and to say he is a worthy student is an understatement. His work is always of the highest standard and he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Sergio is completing a Level 3 Electrical/Electronic Engineer Diploma, whilst working for National Air Traffic Services (NATS), who specialise in air traffic control and airport performance. Pete Hatherley, Senior Engineer at NATS and Sergio’s team leader commented:

“I’m really proud of Sergio. He has so much potential and will be returning next year to achieve another qualification.”

Simon Blumlein, Chairman of the Solent Retired Members Section added: “It’s extremely important to encourage students into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths sector and we love to recognise the outstanding abilities and achievements that students can achieve.”

Highbury College runs Engineering programmes from Level 2 through to Level 5, in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacture, Welding and Marine Engineering. If you are thinking about a career in engineering, you can find out more here:

Apprenticeships are also a great way to achieve your career ambitions, providing you with the necessary qualifications needed for the Engineering industry coupled with the financial security of a regular wage. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an apprentice you can find out more here:

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  • Date 27/06/2017