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Zeba Kazi Osmani wins Apprentice of the Year

Posted on 01 Nov 2019 and read 995 times
Zeba Kazi Osmani wins Apprentice of the YearZeba Kazi Osmani, a manufacturing engineering apprentice at Rolls-Royce Control Systems in Birmingham, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Apprentice of the Year 2019 Award — announced at a special ceremony at the
Institution’s headquarters in Westminster www.imeche.org).

In second place was Jeremy Blakey from Jaguar Land Rover, and in joint third place were Tatiana Kayleigh Peters from missile systems manufacturer MBDA and Lewis King from aerospace company Leonardo.

Zeba impressed the judges with her achievements at work and how she has promoted engineering through her role as a STEM Ambassador, which has involved taking part in engineering activities in local schools, careers fairs and STEM workshops.

She said: “It is a very prestigious award, and I am very happy to represent apprentices, Rolls-Royce and the engineering community.

"Apprentices have a growing role in engineering, and I am proud of helping to shape the UK’s engineering future.”

This is the ninth year of the Institution’s Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year Award, which is named after Bryan Hildrew, a former apprentice and president of the Institution.

Colin Brown, chief executive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “There was a very high standard of entries, and the judging panel had a tough time reaching a decision.

“Our engineering apprentices are the skilled technicians of tomorrow and are vital to ensuring a bright and progressive future for our profession.”