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AWE apprentice scoops advanced award

AWE technician Amy Lambden has won the south-east category in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Amy is a graduate of the AWE Skills Academy and works in electronics. She said: “I am shocked that I won but really pleased. It was a tough process and I was up against some amazing apprentices, so I’m still getting used to it!”

In 2016, Amy was selected as one of the BBC’s ‘100 Women’ in 2016, for her role as a STEM pioneer and education work with young people in the community.

“My apprenticeship has developed me immensely over the past four years. It’s definitely made me the person I am today. Promoting engineering and apprenticeships at schools and colleges is really enjoyable and I’ve even done a live national radio interview on the BBC.

“I’m now concentrating on degree-level study and developing my professional career. I am a more confident and motivated person and lucky enough to love what I do.”

Amy will now go forward to the next stage of the competition, with the other regional and category winners when she will learn if she has made it through to the national final in January.

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