Celebrating Success 2021: Ilya Petrine
Engineering Student of the Year
Ilya, from Laindon, studied Level 3 Engineering at the college’s Luckyn Lane campus.
Ilya was nominated for the award for his dedication to his studies, exemplary behaviour and leadership skills.
His tutors praised him for his own achievements, but also for the teamwork he has shown over the duration of his course.
They said: “He is an excellent team worker who has assisted fellow students within group work and demonstrated excellent leadership skills in the project unit.
“He always seeks clarification when he is not sure in class and the work submitted is ahead of time and to a high standard.
“Ilya has developed from a quiet student to a potentially skilled future engineer whose values and approach to his studies are an example to his fellow students.
Ilya said he was ‘thrilled’ to have won the award and said his time at the college was ‘most enjoyable’.
He added: “Winning the award was very exciting and it has encouraged me to work harder.
“I chose to study at the college because it offered the right course for me and there is a very safe environment with very supportive staff.”
Ilya now hopes to progress onto university with the aim of becoming a highly qualified specialist engineer.