Scottish apprentice is icon of engineering

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:
Steph McGovern, Judith Mair, Semta CEO Ann Watson

Talented young engineer, 21-year -old Judith Mair, has been named as the Best of British Engineering at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2018 in London. Mair, who works for Rolls-Royce in Derby, also won the Apprentice of the Year award category.

She said: “I am humbled and honoured to be named Best of British Engineering. I don’t feel I deserve it because there are so many others out there who work hard for their companies. I am in shock.”

As a passionate ambassador of apprenticeships and engineering, Mair has volunteered at numerous Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship open evenings and Skills Festivals, hosted work-experience students, explained apprenticeships to scholarship students at the British Institute of NDT headquarters and represented the company at Parliament.

Ann Watson CEO of Semta, led the tributes saying: “Judith is a credit to the industry – a driven young engineer, making an extraordinary impact at the peak of her profession. She is an icon for other young people and hopes that national coverage of how she left a Scottish village for a renowned Rolls-Royce apprenticeship will inspire individuals from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to consider careers in this exciting sector, exactly the sort of role model we need, if we are to continue to thrive as a nation in Engineering.”


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