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11th February 2013, 11:07am
Major industry award for young engineer
Kristopher Calladine receiving his award A Lincoln School of Engineering student has been awarded a top honour from a leading global company.

Kristopher Calladine was one of nine young engineers who have been recognised by their universities and Siemens as being the most outstanding students in their year.  

They were presented with the prestigious Sir William Siemens Medal at the Crystal in London and have gained a paid internship with Siemens.

Kristopher was declared the overall winner for the University of Lincoln by a panel of senior engineering managers from Siemens who deemed his submission to be the best, due to not only all-round excellent academic ability, but also his passion for engineering and his clearly demonstrable knowledge of current and future technologies.

Kristopher, who is in the second year of a Mechanical Engineering degree, said: “The course at Lincoln is great and the main thing is that all modules are taught with industry in mind. 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.”

The other eight universities with award-winning students are Imperial, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield and Strathclyde.

Siemens has a long standing association with many of the world's leading universities. Its UK university partnering programme represents another major part of its commitment to the UK engineering skills agenda.  

Collaboration ranges from joint research programmes, to providing industry placements as an integral part of education programmes, to recognising and rewarding undergraduate excellence as the Sir William Siemens Medal Award does.

Juergen Maier, Siemens’ Managing Director for Industry, said: “At Siemens in the UK we are investing heavily in skills and training and we have 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.”

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