AN AWARD-winning apprentice is using her prize money to develop engineering skills in Third World countries.
Daisy Coombes, a design engineer at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, was named Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year by the prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) at an awards ceremony at their London headquarters.
The 21-year-old, who lives in Uttoxeter, is now using a £1,500 educational grant as part of her prize to develop a special ‘engineering tool kit’ for young people in developing nations.
She said: “I want to give young people in Third World countries the opportunity to experience engineering, so I’m using the money to work with IMechE to develop a box to help young people in developing countries learn engineering skills that can be used in their daily lives.”
Her determination to inspire girls to consider a career in engineering and shine the spotlight on the apprenticeship study route singled her out for the national accolade.
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