Sanna gets her award

Civil engineer is 'Apprentice of the Year'

​Civil Engineering apprentice Sanna Shabir of The College of North West London has been recognised as Outstanding BTEC Apprentice (19+) of the Year 2017 at the BTEC Awards.

In total, 22 successful candidates have been singled out for excellence in their area of study or work, after almost 1000 applications were made to this year’s judging panel. Sanna and her fellow winners received their awards at a ceremony in July at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, following a lunch reception in Parliament with MPs from across the political spectrum.

Sanna, who is employed by major construction company Atkins, was presented with her trophy by BBC television presenter and journalist, Steph McGovern. She commented: "I feel considerably honoured to have won this award. I am gratified that all my efforts I have put in are recognised!"

Rod Bristow, Pearson's President in the UK commented: “The fantastic winners being celebrating at today’s award ceremony exemplify the dedicated students across the country who have been helped to make progress in their lives and careers through BTEC and I am delighted to congratulate Sanna on her well-earned success”

BTEC provides a proven pathway, not just to a job, but to a career - whether that be directly, or via university. BTEC combines knowing with doing, practical with academic. It is the most highly regarded career-focused qualification in the world. This helps to explain why almost a quarter of new university entrants now start with at least one BTEC, and why BTEC is growing strongly internationally.”

Sanna is always willing not only to do her best on her course but to promote the industry