Weston man named Airbus UK apprentice of the year

AIRBUS UK has named a Weston man as its Apprentice of the Year.

AIRBUS UK has named a Weston man as its Apprentice of the Year.

James Eden, a former pupil at Broadoak Secondary School and Weston College, joined Airbus in Filton in 2005.

The 26-year-old won the title for demonstrating commitment, determination and self-motivation in both his academic and technical studies.

Perry McCarthy, better known as the original Stig from BBC One's Top Gear, presented James with his trophy.

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He has just completed his three year higher engineering apprenticeship and is now an engineer in Airbus' state-of-the-art composite structures development centre where he works on the latest composite carbon fibre materials for current and future aircraft wings.

James is now studying for a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

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