Engineering students at Burnley College win top awards

Cheryl Grabarz, head of business, IT and engineering at Burnley College, Alex Hartley, Ian Morrison, Wayne Harrison and Jayne Hodson, Burnley College assistant principal for adult and employer education (s).
Cheryl Grabarz, head of business, IT and engineering at Burnley College, Alex Hartley, Ian Morrison, Wayne Harrison and Jayne Hodson, Burnley College assistant principal for adult and employer education (s).

TWO Burnley College students are celebrating after winning a top award.

Mechanical engineering students Alex Hartley and Wayne Harrison received the Nuffield Gold Crest Award after producing a project and scale model of an aircraft thrust-reverser solution at the end of a six-week internship at Aircelle.

After presenting the project to managers from Aircelle and their career mentors, Alex and Wayne were invited to enter it into the Nuffield Gold Crest Awards.

Mr Ian Morrison from the Greater Manchester STEM Centre recently visited the college to view the project and present the students with their certificates.

Mr Michael Williams, Burnley College career academy co-ordinator, said: “The Nuffield Foundation scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for students to make a valuable contribution to some of the country’s leading engineering companies and we are delighted that Alex and Wayne found their internships really beneficial.

“Their experiences at Aircelle taught them a lot about the careers in engineering and helped them to make decisions about their future university study and career routes.”