Ciaran has designs on scooping industry title
A STUDENT from Boston is in with a chance of winning a top national award because of the positive impact his efforts have had on the company he has been working with.
Ciaran McEvoy worked with a company called Ingimex, one of the largest manufacturers of light commercial vehicle bodies, based in Telford in Shropshire.
His duties included the design and implementation of a tool shelf and delivery of a cost saving in the company's production process.
His success has led to him being nominated as a finalist in the annual The Year in Industry awards.
Ciaran is enthusiastic about the year he has spent working in industry before going on to study Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University.
He said: "Finally, I was able to put the maths that I had learnt at school into practice, forcing me to remember and therefore embed things I thought I'd long forgotten. I found my interpersonal skills stretched, for I had to befriend all the different departments to gain cooperation and trust, to follow my project through to the end.
"As I mention in my presentation, the transition between school and the working life was the coming to reality of no longer being spoon fed the question and answer and having to go out my way to find both.
"Nearly all the unemployed university graduates I've spoken to have the one common problem, lack of experience, so would I recommend a year out in the industry."
The awards take place at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on Thursday, September 19.
Jeremy Gallen, engineering director, Ingimex Ltd said: "Ciaran did exceptionally well to achieve such a successful outcome while working with experienced and mature engineers. His tact and good humour enabled him to see the project through from design to final delivery of the system and a successful implementation involving all the panel assembly operators."