Awards success for BAE Systems apprentice

BAE Systems engineer Anna Singleton has won the Made in the North West Apprentice of the Year 2020 award.

The award recognises her outstanding performance throughout her apprenticeship with the company.

Anna joined BAE Systems in 2015 as an advanced technical apprentice, undertaking her first placement in Displays and Controls Software, working across a number of areas of the business before completing her apprenticeship last year.

Throughout her apprenticeship Anna gained a number of additional qualifications, including an extended diploma in Tech Engineering (Technical Support), a BTEC ONC Qualification in Aeronautical Engineering and a BTEC HND Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

She is also an advocate for STEM and has worked closely with schools and attended events to promote STEM careers.

Anna’s efforts have been recognised internally and she was awarded with Overall Advanced Apprentice of the Year and Final Year Technician Apprentice Winner by the company.

Anna is currently an Environmental Control Systems Engineer based in Warton, working as part of the team which is helping to develop the UK’s future combat air system, Tempest.

Two A Level students at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre have also earned recognition, coming runners up in a national competition run by London law firm Kingsley Napley.

Overcoming competition from 3,600 entrants from more than 1,000 schools across the UK, students Isabelle Passmore and Laraib Khan paired up to complete several legal-themed tasks over three months of lockdown.

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