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Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains awards our Engineering Student of The Year.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016


Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) has chosen our top Engineering student of the year. Year 12 Engineering student Jack Scully has been recognised as this year’s most deserving of the award and has been automatically invited to an apprenticeship assessment centre later this year.

Mercedes AMG HPP produces Formula 1 powertrains in Brixworth, Northamptonshire – just 30 miles from our UTC, which has been selected as a place to scope for new talent.

The award was presented by Lee Walters, Employee Development Manager at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), at Daventry UTC. 

Lee said: 

“It is critical for us to maintain a pipeline of talented apprentices into HPP as the future Engineering Technicians. In order to facilitate this, it is extremely important to have a close partnership with academia. Receiving this award is the first stepping stone to fantastic engineering opportunities in Mercedes AMG HPP and in Formula 1 as whole. 

“Congratulations to Jack on behalf of our Managing Director, Andy Cowell, and the team at HPP.”


Each year, Mercedes AMG HPP receives hundreds of apprenticeship applications, and only a select few candidates are being invited to an assessment centre, therefore UTC’s Jack Scully has already placed himself a step closer to securing a dream career.

Mr Edward Perkins, one of Jack’s engineering teachers said:

“We are extremely proud of Jack’s success. It is the time of the year when our soon-to-be sixth form leavers search for apprenticeships and by winning the award, Jack has already secured a place in a very desirable assessment centre.

Over the last year Jack has shown determination to achieve the highest grades and gave up a lot of his free time to help with extracurricular activities.

I am also very pleased for our runner ups: James Brookman, Rachel Goodridge, Grace Bennett and Harriett Mayne who prove that the world of engineering is equally attractive to females and males.”

The UTC is very pleased and privileged that Mercedes AMG HPP have provided this outstanding award and opportunity for its students. Their power units are clearly the best in Formula 1, powering the Silver Arrows to consecutive Formula 1 World Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships. Young engineers, such as those studying at Daventry UTC play a very important role in further securing Mercedes AMG’s dominance on the track as well as on the road.