Gilo Industries Celebrates Wiltshire UTC Students Achievements

Leading aviation technology firm acknowledges South Wiltshire UTC students with engineering achievement awards

Gilo Industries Group, a leading rotary propulsion and aviation technology firm, have acknowledged the achievements of seven talented engineering students from South Wiltshire UTC with the presentation of the Gilo Industries engineering awards.

The awards recognise the high standard of work achieved by each student who obtained a BTEC Level 2 Distinction for an assignment relating to the SkyQuad – the Gilo Industries flying car. The students were fortunate enough to visit the firm’s Wiltshire-based facilities to meet Gilo Cardozo and discover how this young engineer turn his boyhood dream into a futuristic reality. The students learnt about the design processes and manufacturing techniques before embarking on the assignment set out by South Wiltshire UTC Head of Engineering and Vice Principle, Mattew Trehy.

15 year old Morgan Cooper was the recipient of the Gilo Industries Group Outstanding UTC Engineering Student 2015/2016, for his assignment that showed excellent research and understanding of the application. Morgan’s presentation, layout and referencing were also of a quality and standard that would typically be expect in older students studying Level 3 programmes. Recipients of the Gilo Industries Group Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Research included Darryn Crowther, Charlie Gould-Hocking, Danny Joy, Daniel Orchiton, Anna Stainer and Caitlin Tinne. The awards were presented by Gilo Industries Group CEO, Jim Edmondson.

“Our partnership with South Wiltshire UTC is a fantastic opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers,” explains Jim Edmondson. “Engineering makes a vital contribution to our economic growth and offers a wealth of varied and rewarding careers. To ensure British engineering continues to thrive we simply have to attract high quality people into the industry. University Technical Colleges such as South Wiltshire are a great way to encourage many more young adults into choosing the academic courses, apprenticeships and other vocational pathways that will lead to engineering careers.”

“South Wiltshire UTC are incredibly grateful for the support provided by Gilo Industries.” comments Matt Trehy, Vice Principle. “Gilo Industries are a forward thinking and innovative company who’s involvement in the education of our students is enabling us to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Gilo have very generously supported the delivery for the course and also sponsored the awards for our BTEC Engineering students. We hope that Morgan Cooper is the first of many recipients of the Gilo Award for Outstanding Research.”

Parents and students visiting the upcoming Open Evening at South Wiltshire UTC on 10 November between 16:00 and 20:00, will have the opportunity to get a close up look at the flying car alongside Gilo Industries Group’s other innovative products including a quad-rotor wankel engine, a powered paraglider and a jet-surfboard.

Students from South Wiltshire UTC with their Gilo Industries Awards