Students from a college in Twickenham were celebrated at a gathering of professionals and employers from the engineering industry.

The annual Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) awards took place on June 26 where engineering students from Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) were praised for their hard work.

The ceremony – which is held every year and brings regional and national employers together from across the country, acknowledged the achievements each pupil made during their first year of studying engineering.

Diane Gregory, Curriculum Director at RuTC, said: “This event is a celebration of student success in the Engineering department.

“The college thanks all employers who have given their support and our engineering teachers who have worked with our students to achieve such fantastic results.”

Some of the awards presented to the students included the recognition of students who spent a week participating in the course Smartplan Training- a training course for Computer Aided Design (CAD) software which is used in oil/gas, mining, material handling and shipbuilding industries.

Dawn Thompson, ECITB Senior Account Manager said: “Another successful cohort has completed their first year of their respective apprenticeship programmes.

“Once again Richmond upon Thames College have worked closely with employers and students to ensure that all students complete and are able to commence and deliver on projects upon their return to work.

“We look forward to September when a new cohort of apprentices will start at Richmond upon Thames College marking the 8th year of this successful partnership.”