A mechanical engineering apprentice from Watford has won The Royal Navy Award for Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2019 at the national awards ceremony.
Tatiana Peters, who works at MBDA in Stevenage, won the coveted award, ahead of finalists from eight other English regions, following a series of regional ceremonies across the country.
Tatiana is a mechanical design engineer who has just recently completed her apprenticeship scheme.
MBDA are the European Champion and a global leader in the missile systems sector, with 10,500 employees worldwide.
The company designs and produces missile systems to meet the operational requirements of the three armed forces.
Tatiana said: “Applying for the National Apprenticeship Awards is chance to gain recognition and acknowledgement, whilst promoting success for both the employer and individual, which is key for development and growth.
“I am thankful for this award – grateful is an understatement. I am so overwhelmed and astonished by this achievement and honestly cannot believe it. I am so proud of myself and extremely happy that so many people believed in me.
“By winning this award I now have the positive exposure and a prestigious platform to stand on. This will aid me in becoming a known role model for young girls to inspire into a STEM related pathway and also to smash the stereotypes. It’s onwards and upwards from here.”
MBDA offer award-winning engineering and business apprenticeship schemes and currently have around 100 apprentices in the UK and take on up to 40 each year.
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