Murdoch student wins Apprentice of the Year Award

June 8, 2012

Engineering student Luke Jankowska has taken out Apprentice of the Year at the 2012 Industry and Energy Excellence Awards.

The award recognises Luke’s work at Mumbida Wind Farm where he was a member of the electrical design team for 7 months.

“I was responsible for the design and procurement of an onsite substation and balance of plant. I managed subcontractors, compiled electrical specifications and bought large scale equipment,” he said.

Luke said he was delighted to win the award, which was presented to him at the award ceremony last month.

“It was very motivating to be rewarded for my hard work, it seems the late nights did not go unnoticed!”

He credited Murdoch with helping him prepare for a working environment.

“Murdoch University has provided me with the knowledge and confidence to apply myself in a practical environment. The faculty in the engineering department do an outstanding job in preparing students in the final years of study,” he said.

Following graduation at the end of the year, Luke will return to the Mumbida Wind Farm to see out project completion. He will then take up a place in the Leighton Contractor’s graduate program, a two-year program aimed at providing university graduates with exposure to a wide range of engineering environments.

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