Finalist

Jamie Stenhoff

Design engineer Jamie Stenhoff has bounced back from redundancy to become a rising star at aerospace company Airbus. Jamie, 24, lost his job when neighbouring Broughton company Marshall Aviation Services closed its base there.

Airbus supported him to complete an apprenticeship started at his previous employer and he now has a string of qualifications to his name, including a First Class Honours Degree (BEng) in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering. His qualifications, all achieved through Coleg Cambria, range from a Foundation and Higher Apprenticeship to a Level 6 in Advanced Manufacturing.

Driving innovation through design changes and improving product quality, Jamie saved Airbus 50,000 euros per year in lost time with one of his solutions.