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Former TTE Young Scientists nominated for National Awards

Posted 27th May 2016 By Elaine Galloway


Three former TTE students, Megan Todd and Liam Wintrip, who completed the Young Scientist Programme and Hallam Wheatley, who completed the Laboratory Technician programme, have been shortlisted for highly prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards.

Megan and Hallam have both been nominated for the Industry Technician of the Year award and Liam is on the shortlist for the Chemical Sciences Apprentice of the Year. The group will find out if they have been successful at an awards ceremony on 15 June.

Megan and Liam previously graduated from TTE’s Young Scientist Programme, which helps prepare young people to undertake most jobs within a scientific environment. Designed to run over two years, it aims to give candidates an advanced grounding in research and analytical science.

Whilst on the programme, students study towards a part-time BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at Teesside University and a NVQ Diploma Level 2 & 3in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities.

Since their training with TTE, the young scientists have moved into employment; Liam is currently working as a chemist at Johnson Matthey Process Technologies Chemicals and Megan, who won TTE’s Young Scientist of the Year Award in 2015 (pictured), is a junior experimental scientist for DuPont Teijin Films, and is also furthering her education at Teesside University.

Hallam completed a Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship with TTE and is now employed by SABIC. The Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship programme ensured he had an excellent grounding into analytical services within a manufacturing environment, and since the course Hallam has gone on to self-fund his degree with the University of Hull.

Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE, said: “Megan, Liam and Hallam have done extremely well since graduating from TTE and should be very proud of their hard work and dedication.

“Their success provides a strong endorsement for the quality of TTE’s and Teesside University’s teaching and should provide encouragement for young people currently on our lab-based, chemistry programmes.”


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