Integrated Engineering student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award
24 April 2015
Cardiff School of Engineering student Jessica Raftner has won the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Award in the Engineering category. The winners were announced at an Awards ceremony in Canary Wharf, London on 24th April 2015.
Jessica, originally from Bristol, is currently in her 2nd year studying for a MEng degree in Integrated Engineering with a Year in Industry at Cardiff School of Engineering. She stood out from hundreds of applicants in the rigorous 4-stage application process to be shortlisted earlier this month.
The Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Award was launched six years ago, and has expanded to feature 12 award categories, including degree subjects such as “Engineering” and “Construction engineering and design” and other categories such as “Future business leader” and “Female undergraduate of the year”. The 2014 competition was entered by more than 4,400 students from over 140 different universities.
To be shortlisted in each category, students must demonstrate a combination of academic excellence, the ability to pass a series of difficult online assessments, good written communication skills and the necessary interpersonal skills to compete with other students in assessment centres.
Each award is sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities. Jessica’s prize in the Engineering category has been sponsored by E.ON, who will provide a paid, 48 week placement with E.ON and a long weekend for 2 to visit a key European project.
Congratulations to Jessica on this achievement!