TWO Capital students have struck gold in a national skills competition.
Edinburgh Napier engineering students Meghann Butler and Tim Graham took the top prize at this year’s World Skills UK event.
The third-year students excelled in the Industrial Control section of the three-day technical challenge after being invited to compete in the competition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
Tim, who is from Dewartown in Midlothian, said: “I was so surprised to win – the three days were a great learning experience.”
The pair were awarded with laptops from Siemens, with the company’s Scottish business development manager David Richardson attending a presentation at the university’s Merchiston campus.
Their lecturer James McWhinnie said: “This is a great achievement for the students and for the university.
“It was a great opportunity to be invited by Siemens to take part in the competition and to represent Scotland on a national stage.”