Engineering Awards

The Northampton Engineering Training Partnership (NETP) awards prizes to the top students within each placement year group.
The Alan Casey Award
Best placement student

The Alan Casey Award is presented to the student who performed most successfully during their placement year.

(Alan Casey was the Industry Liaison Manager for the NETP for many years. During this time he supported many students through the scheme and developed strong relationships with local employers. Unfortunately he passed away in 2009. To mark Alan’s work the partner companies decided to create an award in his name.)

Academic Award
Highest academic achievement

This is awarded to the placement student who attained the highest academic achievement during their placement year and is sponsored by The University.

The Improvement Award
Most Improved student

This award goes to the student who has progressed the most both academically and personally since they arrived at University and is sponsored by The Graduate Recruitment. 

The Engagement Award
Most Engaged Student

In recognition of the effort made both in the classroom and out this award goes to the student who has been most involved in all activities enhancing their University experience to its fullest and is sponsored by Recol Engineering Ltd.

For more information or to sponsor an award please contact Danielle Knights on 01604 893743 or email

NETP 2019 Awards

Congratulations to this years winners:

Alan casey Award - Ethan Bull - Placement provider Dajo Solutions

NETP Best Acadamic Achievement - Monica Calinescu - Placement Provider Bearward Engineering

The Graduate Most Engaged Award - Amelia Edgley - Placement Provider IGUS UK

NETP Awards Evenings since 2010

2018 NETP Award Winners

Left to right:

Most Improved Award sponsored by The Graduate Recruitment- Alexandru Uifalean ( BEng student placement at FESTO),

Alan Casey Best Placement Award - Lewis Kidson (BEng student placement at Dajo Solutions) 

Most Engaged Award sponsored by Recol Engineering Ltd - Adrian Dancea (BSc student placement at Danfoss)


Academic Achievement Award presented to Jen Betts

Left to right: Academic Achievement Award presented to Jen Betts (BSC student placement at Wykes Engineering) by Christine Newman - The Graduate Recruitment.


2017 NETP Award Winners

 Louise Guntrip, Jack Bates & John Sinclair

Jack Bates - winner of the Alan Casey Award for Best Placement Student 2017 with Recol representative Louise Guntrip and The Dean, John Sinclair.

 Swapnil Khedekar, Yakub Oktavianus & John Sinclair

Yakub Oktavianus - Winner of the Best Academic Achievement Award 2017 with FESTO representative Swapnil Khedekar and The Dean, John Sinclair.

2016 NETP Award Winner

Ged Warburton (centre)

Left to right: Dan Bailey (University Academic Lead NETP), Dom Goring (Production Manager, Abaco Systems), Ged Warburton (Alan Casey Award 2016 and NETP Award for Best Academic Student) Peter Austin (Alumni student and BIW Manufacturing Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover), John Sinclair (Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

2012 NETP Award Winners

 Heyuan Tan, Tricia Goodchild and Mikey Drakes

From left to right: Heyuan Tan - Winner of Academic Achiever, Tricia Goodchild - NETP Placement Manager, Mikey Drakes – Winner of the Alan Casey Award (Best Industry Placement)

2011 NETP Award Winners

NETP Award Winners 2011

From left to right: Steven Black - Winner of Academic Achiever, Philip Shaw – Winner of the Alan Casey Award (Best Industry Placement)

NETP 2nd Year Award Winners 2011

Group of 2nd Years who got the NVQ Level 3 Engineering Skills Awards

2010 NETP Award Winners

NETP Award Winners 2010

From left to right: David Naparty - Winner of Academic Achiever, Richard Harvey – Winner of the Alan Casey Award (Best Industry Placement), Emma Scott, HR Manager, CAT Remanufacturing, Director of NETP who presented the prizes, Austyn Beeching-Smith, Northampton College.