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 company placements.

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 the local employers. Unfortunately he recently passed away in 2009. To mark Alan's work the partner companies decided to create an award in his name. The partner companies sponsor this award.

Academic Award
Highest academic achievement

This is awarded to the placement student who attained the highest academic achievement during their placement year. The University sponsors this award. Each winner also receives a financial payment in recognition of their achievement. The awards are presented during the annual NETP Awards Event, which takes place in September.

For more information, please contact Danielle Knights on 01604 893743 or email

NETP Awards Evenings since 2010

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.