Worcester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- Tilbury Power Station is delighted to announce that Katie Lester, a third year Npower electrical apprentice, has been awarded the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices.
The apprentice award is a category in the wider IET Young Woman of the Year Engineer Award, and celebrates the very best young female engineers in the UK â not only highlighting their achievements but also encouraging others to enter the profession. The Apprentice award is valued by the engineering industry and highlights Katieâs commitment to her chosen profession.
Miss Lester, currently an apprentice at Npower, was given this award as a result of her flair, charisma and experience which allowed her to present engineering as an exciting career. In achieving this prestigious recognition, she will now take on an ambassadorial role in the industry, giving her a real opportunity to demonstrate what she loves about her job.
Nigel Staves, Tilbury Power Station Manager, commented: "We are so proud of Katie. She is a fantastic apprentice at the station, and has always contributed beyond the realms of her normal duties. She demonstrates real innovation in her approach to engineering, and is clearly very committed to furthering her career. Katie is a true example to her peers â and I hope that she will encourage other young women to enter into a career in this very rewarding industry."
Katie added: "I'm really chuffed to have won the award â I was totally shocked when my name was called out! Engineering is a brilliant career and I want to inspire other people to consider it. I couldnât have done any of this without the help of all my colleagues at the power station â they have trained me and given me guidance the entire way through my apprenticeship."
This isnât the first award of Katieâs career â she was RWE Npower Apprentice [http://education.npower.com/science-technology-engineering-maths/AdvancedModernApprenticeshipprogramme/index.htm] of the Year in 2007, and Engineering Student of the Year 2008 for Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. She was also recently involved in setting up an Apprenticeship Open evening at Tilbury Power Station, with the aim of encouraging young people into applying for the Tilbury Apprenticeship scheme.
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