University of Lincoln student wins top Siemens engineering award
Engineering giant Siemens has awarded a University of Lincoln student with a major industry honour.
Kristopher Calladine is one of nine young engineers to be recognised by their universities and Siemens.
He was presented with the Sir William Siemens Medal at the Crystal, in London, and will receive a paid internship with the company.
Kristopher, who is in the second year of a mechanical engineering degree at the university's school of engineering, said: "The course at Lincoln is great and the main thing is that all modules are taught with industry in mind.
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"I am already sponsored by Siemens so I will work for the company for two years on finishing my degree.
"This award now gives me the opportunity to be able to look at all aspects of the business."
Juergen Maier, Siemens' managing director for industry, added: "At Siemens in the UK we are investing heavily in skills and training and we a strong commitment to working with universities and recruiting top graduate engineering talent.
"Through the Sir William Siemens Medal award we can work more closely with our target universities to encourage more students to take an interest in a career in engineering, to reward engineering excellence and to try to ensure that more of the world's leading technology is developed within the UK."
The other eight universities with award-winning students are Imperial, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield and Strathclyde.