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Metro celebrates engineering and tech pioneers at prestigious awards ceremony

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London.This year, the Engineering Talent Awards had a special focus on people breaking down diversity and equality barriers and organisations prioritising change.Known for its commitment to LGBTQ+ rights, Metro.co.uk partnered with the Royal Academy of Engineering and McLaren Racing to recognise those making the industry accessible to everyone.Metro’s executive editor Richard Hartley-Parkinson was pictured all smiles as he presented a prestigious award to the overall winner in the Outstanding Excellence in Engineering category to Costain Group.It was given to them for their ‘incredible’ outreach programme focusing on neurodiversity and autism while also designing inclusive training projects for their business.

Other winners included Chrisma Jain, a chartered mechanical engineer who is a senior project leader at Transport For London.She took home the Engineer of the Year prize for her strong advocacy in changing the working environment.Meanwhile, Nabilah Thagia won the Engineering Apprentice of the Year.She was honoured for her work with Dyson to support amputees and promoting disabilities as a strong Muslim woman in the workplace.Isabelle Pickett, a University of Bath student, won Engineering Student of the Year for her work to mentor young refugees.She is also known for supporting undergraduates at scholarships through the establishment of a tutoring agency as a first generation entry into the sector.Dr Patricia Xavier, from Swansea University, took home a prize in the innovation category for developing a new course for engineering students to think more broadly about ED&I.Katie Ireland, a senior geologist based in Newcastle and working for Ørsted, won the Engineering Returner gong for her strong technical skills and.

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