Engineering student celebrated at Siemens Awards
18 December 2014
Barking & Dagenham College student Kusu Matondo, was one of just ten top young engineering students presented with the newly launched Sir William Siemens Certificate at the Museum of Science and industry in Manchester last week.
The students, from some of the UK’s leading colleges and university technical colleges have been recognised by their tutors and Siemens as being the most outstanding students in their year. They received the Sir William Siemens Certificate and a cheque for £100, with their college being awarded £200 to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities.
Kusu, 23 from Thornton Heath, is currently studying for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at Barking & Dagenham College. His tutors nominated him for the award not only for his all-round outstanding academic ability, but also because of his passion for engineering. His tutors commented that he is a diligent and hard-working student who also takes time out to support his fellow apprentices. It was this combination that won Kusu the award.
Rob Brooks, the College’s Business Engagement Manager commented:
“We’re all really proud of Kusu and what he’s been able to achieve. He’s a deserving winner of the award and I’m sure he has a great future ahead of him.”
Juergen Maier, Siemens UK CEO said:
“At Siemens in the UK we are investing heavily in skills and training and we have a strong commitment to working with colleges and universities, to develop and recruit top graduate engineering talent. Through the Sir William Siemens Medal and Certificate Awards we can work more closely with our target colleges and universities to encourage more students to take an interest in a career in engineering, to reward engineering excellence and to try to ensure that more of the world’s leading technology is developed within the UK.”