High Sheriff Young Engineers Awards 2018

Since 2009, the High Sheriff’s Young Engineer Awards (HSYEA) has celebrated the talent of Oxfordshire’s young people by encouraging and recognizing technical skills and achievements throughout the county’s schools, colleges and workplaces.

Originally introduced by the then High Sheriff Richard Dick (Chairman of the Lucy Group); the awards are designed to inspire and reward the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers, encouraging them to consider a career in engineering. Entries are judged by an experienced engineer. Finalists and runners and their family and friends are invited to an awards ceremony to celebrate the success of students and apprentices nominated to receive an award.

In 2018 Lucy Electric Thame hosted the event. A section of the ‘goods in’ area was transformed to host the ceremony; accommodating a stage and seating for over 100 invited guests. Various ‘stations’ were set up in the rest of the factory to demonstrate the various stages of manufacturing currently undertaken on site. Along with the finalists and their families, guests included the current High Sheriff of  Oxfordshire,  Richard Venables, the Mayor of Thame Ann Midwinter together with friends and associates of the Lucy Group.

There were five categories with each winner receiving an iPad and framed certificate.

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