A WIGAN engineer won not one but two prizes at a top college.
Daniel Hurst, who is based at BAE Systems, at Samlesbury, graduated from Cranfield University after undertaking three years of part time study on the Cranfield Air Vehicle MSc course.
Daniel is a manufacturing engineer working on Typhoon Airframe Assembly who wanted to broaden his skill base and chose the Cranfield Air vehicle MSc course as it covered a wide range of core engineering subject.
The Cranfield Universities Course Directors awarded Daniel both their annual prestigious (cash) prizes - the BAE Systems Awards for Best Individual Research Project in Aircraft Engineering and the Boeing Award for the Best Overall Student on the MSc in Aircraft Engineering.
A delighted Daniel said: “When I started the course I had no people responsibility. I’m now leading a team of 15 people managing a multitude of tasks. My experiences on the course have enabled a smooth transition into my new role. The cash prize will be paying for a nice, relaxing, summer holiday!”
Dawn Rayson MAI Engineering’s Airframe Capability Support Manager and Course sponsor said: “We are delighted and very proud that one of our students has won both this year’s course prizes. The time and effort that Daniel has put in throughout the years has certainly paid off for him.”
Applications for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme can be found on the BAE Systems web site www.baesystems.com