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News: College and Mercedes launch 'Student of the Year' competition

Nottingham College has teamed up with Mercedes–AMG-HPP to launch a ‘Student of the Year’ award scheme 2019 for its engineering students.

The ‘Student of the Year’ scheme is aimed at inspiring Engineers of the Future, with Mercedes-AMG-HPP working alongside colleges throughout the UK to encourage and inspire students to be successful in their studies.

The scheme is open to all students on relevant full-time engineering courses, who can demonstrate reliability and commitment throughout the duration of their course, plus timely submission of their coursework. The successful student will also have to demonstrate a keen interest and curiosity in engineering and be extremely self-motivated. The winner will be chosen via year-round assessments.

Building on a passion for both F1 and Engineering, the lucky winner will get a week’s work experience at the Mercedes-AMG-HPP factory in Brixworth (Northampton) working alongside the highly successful and motivated team of multiple-F1 world constructor championship engineers. Alongside this, the winning student will also receive £500 prize money and most excitingly, direct entry into their Apprenticeship Assessment Centre.

Helen Brookes, Learning & Development Co-ordinator at Mercedes AMG HPP said:

At Mercedes our students are our future workforce. We run many successful student schemes with apprentices and placement and graduate opportunities within all areas of the business including design, manufacturing, assemble and test engineering. I truly believe in this scheme and working closely with Nottingham College to build a talent pool for future engineering within an exciting and fast paced industry, we are thrilled to have Nottingham College join us and be part of the scheme for 2019.

Helen Brookes - Learning & Development Co-ordinator at Mercedes AMG HPP

Gavin Varley, Head of Technology at Nottingham College said:

This is a unique prize and fantastic opportunity for one of our students to get invaluable work experience at a leading engineering business. We are proud to have been chosen to be involved with Mercedes AMG-HPP Student of the Year Scheme. Having major company support is often a key driver in skills development and the prize package on offer is exceptional and will inspire young engineers of the future to look at the diverse range of career options within the ever-changing engineering sector.

​Gavin Varley - Head of Technology at Nottingham College
Published on:
  • 5th November 2018 (4:24 PM)
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