We would like to Congratulate Amelia Flood who is employed by ARUP in Manchester, as she has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Railway Engineering Design.
We asked Amelia how she felt about winning the award.
“I chose a career in engineering as I have always been intrigued in how things work mechanically and how the parts fit together to make a working component.
I liked the idea of innovation and constant evolution of the engineering industry and how it interfaces with everyday life for everybody.
The support I have received from STEGTA and people at work has been instrumental in my achievements so far.
Hugh has always ensured I’ve had the required progression at work to complete my NVQ and stick to a training plan and my manager at Arup has always been willing to cooperate and give me any support I have needed.
Over the past 2 years I have been working on Transpennine Route Upgrade, having learnt most of my knowledge on this project it is the one I am most proud to be part of and look forward to seeing it through to the end.
Since completing my Apprenticeship I have started studying at Sheffield Hallam University for BEng in Railway Engineering. As well as this I am now working towards my IEng status with the IET, hoping to then progress onto CEng”.
Amelia’s Training Officer – Hugh Mclay commented “Since Amelia started her Apprenticeship, she has worked extremely hard and has demonstrated a desire to learn along with perseverance and discipline. She is an excellent communicator with the ability to work independently and has completed her Apprenticeship within 2 years!
Amelia has represented her employer at various ‘Apprentice of the Year’ competitions and is thoroughly deserving of her STEGTA Excellence Award.
I wish her every success in her future studies and career”.