Winners 2023

Apprentice 2023

Apprentice 2023 nominees

Esther Charles, Degree apprentice – manufacturing engineering, Bentley

An apprentice since 2019, working to improve
audit systems used in production and across the
business. A full-time job beckons in September.

Skye Davis, Mechatronics apprentice – general assembly, Stellantis Luton

Works in general assembly and is responsible for
maintaining the tools. Joined post-GCSEs after
attending a ‘Women in engineering’ day at Luton.

Katie Dennett, Degree apprentice, JLR

Currently the training lead in the
business delivery platform and on course for
a first-class engineering degree when she
graduates this year.

Georgia Hackett, Engineering apprentice, Lotus Cars

A former beautician now working in
the Lotus powertrain department alongside
the battery team. Currently studying for a
Level 3 BTEC.

Lauren Hart, Level 6 business degree apprentice, BMW Group

Started in 2020 and is now working
in plant strategy in BMW Oxford, her 10th
placement at the company.

Stephanie Hayes, Automotive cybersecurity analyst, Horiba MIRA

Now a Level 6 apprentice training to
be a cybersecurity engineer. The first female in
the UK to pass Level 4 in the discipline.

Tia Hollis, Mechatronics apprentice, BMW Group Swindon

The first-ever apprentice to be taken
on at BMW’s new press facility in Swindon
working on machine maintenance.

Lucy Lovette, Level 3 BTEC apprentice, leading to Level 5 with foundation degree, BMW Group

Joined as a Level 3 maintenance technician
aiming for a Level 3 BTEC qualification and is
about to finish Level 5 with a foundation degree.

Lauren Poole, Graduate apprentice, JLR

Now placed in the engineering
delivery department, working directly with
propulsion systems, ahead of finishing later
this summer.

Molly Starkes, Product development apprentice, Ford Motor Company

Part of the team signing off new
EVs for Ford of Europe in her second-to-last
placement at the company’s Dunton Technical
Centre in Essex.

Jess Williams, Maintenance apprentice, Toyota UK

In the fourth year of her
apprenticeship at Toyota’s Derbyshire plant and
about to graduate as a maintenance engineer.

Emma Rose Woolley, Project management degree apprentice, Nissan

Made technical officer in 2021. Set to graduate
with a BSc in project management in August.
Next step would be to become project controller.