A BENTLEY apprentice has won an award highlighting the achievements of women in engineering.
Charlotte Gough, 20, won the Mary George Memorial Prize for Apprentices which was awarded by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Gough was selected by the judging panel as someone who goes beyond the normal duties of engineering.
Gough was presented with an engraved trophy, a certificate and a cheque for £750 by guest of honour Lynne Featherstone MP.
Charlotte Gough, said: ‘I knew from an early age that I wanted to work with cars and my apprenticeship at Bentley Motors has given me the opportunity to fulfil this passion – working on the development of fantastic products such as the Bentley Mulsanne and the New Continental GT has been a brilliant opportunity and winning this award is the icing on the cake.”
Christine Gaskell, member of the board for personnel at Bentley Motors said: ‘We are very proud of Charlotte’s achievement. She is a remarkable young engineer and we are delighted that her skills, enthusiasm and dedication have been recognised by one of the UK’s leading professional engineering societies. Recruiting engineering apprentices is key to Bentley’s success and we are fully supportive of the IET’s goal of encouraging others to take a similar career path to Charlotte.’
IET president, Dr. Nigel Burton, said: ‘These young women are leading lights in the engineering industry and their work and achievements will help encourage and inspire other women to view engineering as a suitable and worthwhile career choice.’